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“Earth Day Today

Earth Day is a day to celebrate the progress that has been made in protecting our environment and to commit to continuing those efforts. Rotary has adopted as its Seventh Area of Focus to Protect the Environment. In our lifetimes we have seen dramatic reductions in air pollution from vehicles, clean ups of hazardous waste sites, river and streams recovered to clean water, a dramatic increase in the use of renewable energy, and a raised consciousness of the importance of protecting our environment especially in our young people. Rotary’s commitment internationally to the environment also signals our efforts to be relevant to our next generation of Rotarians in our Clubs and in our leadership. Our District has an Environment Committee that can help with environmentally focused service project ideas. When talking with prospective younger members be sure to mention our commitment to protecting the environment.” – Mark Leutgeb District 5580 Membership Chair

“Welcome to Week 4 of RI’s Month of Maternal & Child Health

Rotary Club of Jaipur Round Town, RID 3054 and Rotary Club of Rajdhani, RID 3292 (Nepal) collaborated to establish the Renal Sciences Center at the Rajasthan Hospital in Jaipur through a Rotary Foundation Global Grant worth $288,000 USD. In a report by Team Rotary News, the RF-sponsored center will provide low-cost dialysis and associated services like retinopathy and neuropathy to less privileged patients. Project coordinator, PDG Ramesh Agrawal said that the project has already benefitted over 5,500 patients. The new facility will provide a complete spectrum of care from simple dialysis to a renal transplant procedure, cataract and laparoscopic surgeries and other related treatments at much lower costs than private hospitals. It has also helped in providing employment opportunities by training over 100 paramedical staff. (source:

Fun Facts about Jaipur, India.

The Pink City…so named when in 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India and the Maharaja of Jaipur ordered the whole city painted pink. Since then, it has become the color of hospitality
Capital city of Rajasthan State, NW India.
First planned city in India, started in 1726 and completed in 4 years.
Population in 2023: 4,207,000
Hosts World’s largest free literary festival
Has the most expensive hotel suites (The Raj Mahal Presidential Suite is $50,000 per night)
Jaipur has the biggest circular park in all of Asia.
RID 3054 is home to over 125 clubs.” – Christopher W Knapp, District 6000 Foundation Chair

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“Welcome to Week 2 of RI’s Month of Maternal and Child Health.

No country has greater instances of maternal death than Nigeria. In 2020, 82,000 pregnant women and new mothers died there, nearly four times the maternal fatalities in India, where the second-most deaths occur. One contributing factor? Sixty percent of births in Nigeria take place outside of a health center or hospital, meaning mothers and expectant mothers are far more vulnerable if complications arise. And they so often do: The top causes of maternal deaths include postpartum hemorrhage, obstructed labor, and eclampsia, when seizures develop from a complication that can cause high blood pressure and organ damage. “Most people view [the deaths] as a punishment from the gods or some kind of witchcraft,” says midwife Ashezi David Alu. “But it’s just a pure act of negligence because of poor management of those complications.” Now a $2 million Programs of Scale grant from The Rotary Foundation is addressing this problem head on. Its goal is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by 25 percent in target areas at the end of the three-year program. Known as Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria, the initiative is sponsored by Rotary District 1860 (Germany) in partnership with Districts 9110, 9125, 9141, and 9142 (Nigeria), as well as the Rotary Action Group for Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health. Unfolding in targeted areas within three Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory, the initiative builds on previous work by Rotary members in the country. It’s hoped that, once the program demonstrates its effectiveness, it will be replicated across Nigeria and elsewhere. Critically, Rotary members are partnering with federal and state agencies in implementing the program to ensure the intervention and its benefits last far longer than the three years of the grant cycle. “This project is going to birth more projects,” insists Toyosi Adebambo, the program’s manager

– Submitted by: Christopher W Knapp, District 6000 Foundation Chair

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