‘The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something that you believe is worthwhile.’
- Julia Child
When I was editing our old style Bulletin, I was constantly trawling through Rotary websites to find out the latest Rotary news and to discover interesting snippets of information that I could include. Since I have no longer been responsible for this I have become a bit out of touch with what has been happening in the Rotary world. However a quick search of Rotary news brought me this interesting discovery:
Rotary wins Best Non Profit Act for its eradication of Polio.
Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio worldwide won Best Nonprofit Act in the Hero Awards of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign, an international global citizens’ movement to tackle the world’s most important issues.
The campaign is an initiative of PeaceJam Foundation and is led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, with the ambitious goal of inspiring a billion acts of peace by 2020.
Each year, the campaign picks two finalists in each of six categories for their work to make a measurable impact in one of the 10 areas considered most important by the Nobel laureates. Winners are chosen by people from around the world.
Rotary and Mercy Corps were the two finalists in the Best Nonprofit Act category. Rotary and the five other winners will be recognized at a ceremony on June in Monaco.
Certainly something of which Rotary can be proud!