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Rotary Radio International with host - Dave Diffendal

Get more out of life - Give Back! Rotary Radio is all about people just like you giving of themselves to make a positive impact in their communities and around the world!

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Giving back - at home and abroad!!!

In this episode, Rotarian Bill Phillips, Past President of the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg, TN talks about a legacy project of helping in the Honduran town of Choluteca.  What started as a clean water project grew into serving the needs of those in the community by bringing electricity, 2 schools and a church.  Also, Anglea Spease talks about her time as Rotary Club of Laguna Sunrise, Elk Grove president and what they are doing to help youth in the community through physical education initiatives.

52mins

17 Apr 2014

Rank #1

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Rotarians giving back to those with AIDS, followed by Dancing Wheels.

Derek Fullerton, of the Bloomington North Rotary, starts the program today discussing how their club is giving time and resources to the Nyaka AIDS Orphans School, in Uganda.  Next, Brian Bethune, of the Cleveland Rotary brings us up to speed on this year’s Art Cares Annual Benefit, for the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.  Finally, Michael Bargas, of the Dancing Wheels Company & School, invites you to their gala event and performance “Rock That Rolls”. More information on the topics from all three of our guests at www.bloomingtonnorthrotary.org, www.aidstaskforce.org & www.dancingwheels.org  

56mins

9 Apr 2014

Rank #2

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Hooked on the Port – Summit Rotary Club Annual Bass Fishing Tournament

Rodger Sansom  & Tom Brandt, from the Port – Summit Rotary Club, have us at RRI hook and they hope to reel you in as well, to their Annual Bass Fishing Tournament.  For twelve years they have not only collect a boat load of big fish stories, their efforts have led to thousands of dollars in proceeds benefiting the Portage Lakes Rotary Kids Camp.  The bass tournament is just one of the many initiatives Rotarians in Port – Summit have going though.  Veterans day recognition, annual scholarship contests, food bank volunteering, 4 -Way Speech Contest, Fly the Flag Project and a host of others activities are making their community a better place. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} For more details about the May 10th Bass Tournament or any of the other great give back projects going on at the Port – Summit Rotary Club, visit their website at http://www.porsumro.org    

50mins

3 Apr 2014

Rank #3

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Dana Ness and OhioGuidestone - A great new Rotarian talking about her passion for helping

Dana Ness, from OhioGuidestone talks about this great organization that is built on a solid foundation of experience and expertise – rooted in faith and a legacy of serving children and families for 150 years.    In 2012, OhioGuidestone founded an innovative new charter school in Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood - Stepstone Academy.  With an innovative approach to education and high goals for achieving academic success, Stepstone Academy has been able to help our scholars overcome significant barriers to education.  Even with low projections for success, we increased our student’s average ranking from the bottom 10% to between the 63rd and 77th percentile nationally for both reading and math.

51mins

25 Mar 2014

Rank #4

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The Grid Earth Project - great Rotarians providing a small light that does big things!

The Grid Earth Project is an organization started by Audrey Cochran and her husband to provide solar powered lights to families in need.  Listen as Audrey talks about how a small light with big "power" has the ability to raise children out of poverty by giving them light to study by. This simple yet profound gift is changing lives through the world.

50mins

18 Mar 2014

Rank #5

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Great young professionals getting the most out of Rotary!

Young professionals committing to one of the largest community organizations in the world are both inspiring and motivating.  In the first half of the show, listen to John Beidrzycki talk about how joining Rotary has not only expanded his sphere of influence, but helped him to give back to the community that he cares about so passionately.  In the second half, Kate McKenzie from the Rotary Club of Randwick, NSW, Australia talks about the opportunities that exist to expand, develop and grow Rotary Clubs through online exposure.  Specifically, the “Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship” or ROSNF – very cool!

51mins

12 Mar 2014

Rank #6

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Glenda Lowe and the Conneaut Rotary Club

Getting involved and staying involved is to some a way of life.  Glenda Lowe has been committed to giving back since her youth and has is impacting the Conneaut club and surrounding community in a great way. Listen to stories of Alpacas, Duck Derbys, and making a difference in the community in this week's Rotary Radio International.

51mins

4 Mar 2014

Rank #7

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ORMACO - Ohio Regional Music, Arts, and Cultural Outreach, with Thomas Sigel

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51mins

26 Feb 2014

Rank #8

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Kathie Eilers and Lennie Stover - Community Changing Urban Renewal Projects

Kathy Eilers from the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and Lennie Stover of the Rotary Club of Cleveland talking about urban renewal. When the power of Rotary comes to together, leveraging the assets of Club members, great things are possible.  In this episode, listen to Kathy and Lennie talk about two different land conservation projects.  In Milwaukee, for their Centennial Celebration, the 370 member strong Milwaukee Rotary Club took on 40 acres of previously underutilized green space and turned it into a world class Arboretum.  In Cleveland, the Cleveland Rotary Club is doing a very similar project, converting track side unused green space into walkable parkland.

51mins

4 Feb 2014

Rank #9

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Andrew Bennett & Evan Ishida - Engage Cleveland

Rotary Radio International was happy to have guests Andrew Bennett & Evan Ishida, of Knowledge Post and Engage Cleveland.  Andrew and Evan are well know as key pillars in the young professional community in Cleveland.  Through Engage Cleveland, they are attracting, engaging and retaining young, diverse talent in Greater Cleveland by connecting young professionals, employers, civic and non-profit organizations.  More information about the outstanding initiatives underway at Engage Cleveland can be found at www.EngageCleveland.com.  

50mins

29 Jan 2014

Rank #10