Visitors from Taiwan

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This evening we had some wonderful surprise guests join us from Taiwan!

Hsi-Ching Lin and his wife, Hui Chun Sung, along with their cousin Ing Soen (who lives here in the States) dropped in on our meeting to bring many warms greetings from Taiwan. We learned that Hsi Ching is an incoming president, and that their club meets every two weeks, with social gatherings at other club members homes on the alternate weeks. What a wonderful way to be a part of Rotary. Our visitors exchanged trading banners with us and we were gifted with a pin from their Rotary District. Xièxie Hsi Ching, Hui Chun Sung and Ing Soen!

 

Posted in Club News, Meetings

World Polio Day

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Rotary members in Lillington are among thousands reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.
 
Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to 26 confirmed as of Sept. 19, 2016. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, experts say $1.5 billion is urgently needed. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.
 
Rotary has contributed more than US$1.6 billion to ending polio since 1985, including funds contributed by the Rotary Club of Lillington.
 
 
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.
Posted in PolioPlus, Rotary Foundation, World Efforts

50th anniversary of the District Courts of North Carolina and the Unified Court System

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Peter Strickland, an Assistant District Attorney for Moore County, and Lillington Rotary member, presented us with a fascinating overview of just how complex the North Carolina Court system truly is.  To help facilitate his program, he provided us with the following video. To learn more about North Carolina’s Court system, go to: http://celebrate.nccourts.org/

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