Zone Institute open to you via ZOOM

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Free registration is now open for our annual Zone Institute, scheduled for September 23 through 25.

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Shekhar Mehta

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event this year will be a series of online opportunities to interact with Rotary’s movers and shakers, including breakout sessions for all attendees. All Rotarians and Rotaractors are eligible to participate on any or all of the event’s activities.

Rotary Zones 28 and 32 include all Rotarians in the northeast United States, Bermuda, Canada, and the French territory St. Pierre and Miquelon, located south of Newfoundland.

A special keynote speaker will be Shekhar Mehta, president-elect of Rotary International, live from Kolkata, India, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 23.

Shekhar Mehta’s Rotary passions center on membership and service, and he recognizes the interdependence of these two concerns: (1.) The more members Rotary attracts, the

Participation in the September program is available at no cost to all Rotarians and Rotaractors. CLICK HERE to link to the free registration page.

more service we can accomplish together. (2.) The communications tools we have become accustomed to during the pandemic will have a long-term positive effect in promoting both service and growth.

The service initiatives Mehta has led or been responsible for across his Rotary career include:

• Constructing 500 homes for tsunami survivors.
• Starting the Shelter Kit program in India. This has led to distribution of more than 15,000 Shelter Kits aiding 75,000 disaster victims in 20 or more natural disasters.
• The Healing Little Hearts program, which has resulted in 2,500 heart surgeries for children from across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Africa.
• Conceptualizing T-E-A-C-H, a holistic literacy program that has now reached more than 50,000 schools and 15 million children across India.
• Setting up 15 eye hospitals across India that result in nearly 50,000 eye operations each year.
• Initiating a scholarship program that has resulted in more than 1,000 scholarships to marginalized children.
• Building 6,000 toilets that have benefited 30,000 people in rural communities.

You can use the ZOOM video conferencing system to hear Mehta live, then join the Q&A and discussion afterward.



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