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The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom receives gift of £1.25 million from accomplished pianist and teacher

Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England, promoted the goals and values of Rotary through her leadership, service, and integrity. Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England bequeathed a generous donation of £1.25 million to The Rotary Foundation. Having passed away in 2015 at the age of 96, and although not a Rotarian herself, Mrs Ruddock had a passion for improving the lives of others. Her introduction to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation was made by a close friend, who was a member of the Rotary Club of Halstead for a number of years. Complying with Mrs Ruddock's wishes, the spendable earnings from...

Rotary to premiere latest virtual reality film

Following the success of its first virtual reality film, released in October, Rotary is working with Google's virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience. We're producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary's work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world. We'll premiere the film on 13 June during the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It will be widely released in time for World Polio Day on 24 October. We invite...

Rotary Support Center certified as Center of Excellence

The Rotary Support Center has earned BenchmarkPortal's certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry. The certification puts Rotary's Support Center in the top 10 percent of industry peers that requested evaluation by BenchmarkPortal. The Rotary Support Center received nearly 50,000 phone calls and 84,000 email requests for help last year. "I am so proud and happy to have such a great team who continue to reach higher levels of performance and break new records and exceed the goals," says Howard Henry, Support Center manager. "This...

Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade

When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...

Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure

At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...

GLOBE Club award

There are many clubs in District 6780 that are actively involved in international service. In order to both recognize and promote international service, the District's International Service Committee has revised the Globe Club Award program.

Please review the new form and criteria. Every club in our district, regardless of size or location, should be reasonably able to achieve Globe Club Award status under the new guidelines.

To achieve Globe Club status in any year, a club must do four things:

  • Participate financially in an International Service project.
  • Participate financially in the Polio Plus program.
  • Have a club program that presents an international project.
  • Have a club program that discusses the Rotary Foundation, Rotary Foundation program(s), or youth exchange.

To document your club's achievement of these standards,
complete and submit the Globe Club Submission Form.  

Each club which attains the Globe Club award will receive a patch for the club banner and a recognition certificate.

To receive your Globe Club recognition, please fill out the form and submit to International Service Committee Chair Ricky White either by e-mail ( or by mail to: 590 New Bethel Rd., Lafayette, TN  37083.

For recognition at the District Conference, please have your submission in by March 31, 2018

Click here for a list of previous winners

2016-2017 Globe Clubs
as of June 30th, 2017

  Bradley Sunrise      
  Chattanooga Breakfast      
  Chattanooga Hamilton Place      
  Cookeville Breakfast      
  Cookeville Sunset      
  Fairfield Glade      
  Franklin Co AM      
  Grundy County      
  Jefferson City      
  Knoxville Breakfast      
  Knoxville Volunteer      
  Lebanon Breakfast      
  McMinnville Breakfast      
  Morristown AM      
  Mt. Juliet Breakfast      
  Oak Ridge      
  Oak Ridge Breakfast      
  Oak Ridge Sunset      
  Pigeon Forge      
  Sevierville Sunrise      
  Seymour Breakfast      
  Smith Co. Noon      
  South Campbell County      
  South Pittsburg      
  Tellico Lake       
  Tullahoma Sunrise  
  Turkey Creek Sunset