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Inside RDU in FEBRUARY | OPEN DOORS: Rotary zone institutes go mainstream | SPICE OF LIFE: Could turmeric be the answer to Alzheimer's Disease? | PEACE PLEASE: Rotarians call for 'Peace without borders' during Berlin Forum


Students being guided to their next RYDA session by their local Roatrian

RYDA champions: making our roads a safer place

The outstanding contribution made by Rotarians to the RYDA road safety education program was recognised at a function recently held in Sydney. The awards luncheon was also an opportunity to celebrate another very successful year for the RYDA program with over 250,000 students now having attended this life saving program. Read more >
Pin it for Polio

Last chance to order your 'Pin it it for Polio Pins' before Rotary Day on February 23rd!

As you'll read in this month's issue of Global Outlook, the priority for every Rotarian is to raise awareness of the plight to end Polio. It's easy to sell or hand out the pins in order to start those important conversations leading to greater engagement and giving. Order your club's supply of pins online now >
Bronwyn Stephens of the Rotary Club of Melbourne South VIC with Cambodian villagers

Help make a World of Difference

After just two years A World of Difference, a District 9800 endorsed project, has translated into a powerful program that demonstrates the effective and sustainable work Rotary conducts in developing countries. Read
more >

The Spice of Life

The Spice of Life

West Perth Rotarian and acclaimed medical scientist Ralph Martins continues his research race to find a cure for Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) – this time into spice, or more particularly, curcumin found in turmeric. Read more >

Disability no deterrent for two Tassie athletes

Two Tasmanian disabled athletes have awe-inspiring stories with a laudable future vision (Shane James pictured) Read more >
Rotary Global Outlook Cover February 2013

A Rotarian's Guide to advocacy for polio eradication

The world is 99 percent polio-free. India is no longer polio-endemic. We are closer than ever to ending the crippling disease for good, yet we are in emergency mode. Find out how we need your help >
Volunteers Wanted for Sydney Convention 2014

Call for Volunteers!

Here is a great opportunity to show your volunteer skills to your fellow Rotarians when they attend the Rotary Convention in Sydney June 2014. Read more >
RDU Merchandise and Supplies - 2013-2014 theme products

NEW: Engage Rotary Change Lives 2013-2014 Products

Whether you are looking for new theme ties, scarves, pins or banners, RDU Merchandise and Promotions have a range of new products in supply now. Order now >
Rotary Down Under Magazine February Cover

February issue now online!

Delivered straight to your inbox, browse the lastest stories and achievements from Rotarians in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Read more >
February Life and Leisure Magazine Cover

Til death do us part

These words are in the wedding vow, for making a commitment for life between a newly wedded couple. It originated in the Book of Common Prayer back in 1662, to be used in marriage services in England. Back then most people didn't live beyond 40, so the typical lifespan of a marriage was about 20 years. Read more >
RDU Traveller Cover February

Cape Town's South African Jewish museum

I shouldn't feel scared trying to enter a place of worship. But that is exactly how I feel standing in front of this narrow wire entrance topped with razor wire, confronted by a large "security person" of indeterminate authority carrying a mean-looking weapon - guns not being my special subject in this quiz show. Read more >
Engage Rotary Change Lives 2013-2014

International Assembly 2013 - Ron Burton Theme Speech

Watch President-elect Ron D. Burton's entire theme speech to 2013-14 District Governors-elect at the Rotary International Assembly. Watch now>
Telegraph Avenue Book Cover

WIN a new book!

For your chance to win a copy of Telegraph Avenue email or write to Editor, Life & Leisure, 2/3 Fleay Court, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, 4220 with your answer to the following question. 'Where does Telegraph Avenue (the street) begin and end?' Please include 'Telegraph Avenue Giveaway' in the subject line and postal address details in the body of the email (or within the letter).
Lisbon - Convention

Your invitation to join the RDU tour to Portugal

The 2013 RI Convention will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 23 - 26 June. Rotary Down Under, in conjunction with Venture Holidays have designed a 10-day tour program around the 2013 Convention dates.
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Your guide to what's happening during February/March

What's what and what's hot throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands this February/March Read more >

Feeling like a grumpy old man?

Olwen Anderson offers some handy hints to keep you healthy and happy. Read article >
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