Applications open for Walker County non-profits and charities to request funds
The Rotary Club of Huntsville and Huntsville Rotary Charities invite Walker County non-profit and charitable organizations to submit applications for funds for projects and other needs they may have in the upcoming year.
 
Organizations are asked to consider their top three priority projects and how Rotary might best assist. Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 10, with funding awarded later this summer.
 
The main funding source for these donations are the proceeds from our flagship annual fundraiser, WineQuest, scheduled this year for Saturday, April 13 (more information available www.winequestrotary.org). ALL proceeds from this event are given back to the community. 
 
Applications may be downloaded here, or by emailing 2023-24 Club President Michelle Lyons at mclyons4@yahoo.com. 
 
Do YOU have your tickets to WineQuest yet? Time is running out - get your tickets online at https://www.winequestrotary.org/ or speak to any local Rotarian.
 
Remember: all the proceeds stay in Walker County and benefit our local charities!
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Rotary Trivia Night is BACK! Reserve your tickets now for the November 3 event...
 
The Rotary Club of Huntsville is excited to bring back one of our favorite annual events: Trivia Night! Mark your calendars for 6 p.m. on Friday, November 3 - the event will be held in the W.S. Gibbs Conference Hall on the lower level of the Walker Education Center, 1402 19th Street in Huntsville. 
 
Assemble a team of up to eight members with your favorite history buffs, pop culture enthusiasts and sports die-hards and come vie for the night's win. Tickets are $50 each, which includes dinner and beverages, or a full team table of eight is $375. ALL proceeds go right back to the Huntsville and Walker County community through donations made to local nonprofit agencies, including those supporting our community's youth, housing insecure, domestic violence survivors, education and literacy programs, public safety programs and more. 
 
For more information or to purchase or reserve tickets, contact Michelle Lyons at mclyons4@yahoo.com

SAVE THE DATE! 

We are excited to announce the date for our annual WineQuest event. Mark your calendars for April 13, 2024, and join us on FANTASY ISLAND... 
 
More details coming soon! Interested in being a sponsor? Let us know by contacting Karen Hewitt or Terri Coleman. Remember: ALL proceeds from this event benefit our nonprofit community partners. 
 
The Huntsville Rotary Club is excited to welcome our newest exchange student from France. Warmest welcome to Yoko, who will be spending the year with us, and thank you to the Gillespie Family, who will serve as her first host family! 
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An estimated 500 million people worldwide became infected. Many cities closed theaters and cinemas, and placed restrictions on public gatherings. Rotary clubs adjusted their activities while also helping the sick.

This is how Rotary responded to the influenza pandemic that began in 1918 and came in three waves, lasting more than a year.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, California, USA, meets in John Hinkel Park during the 1918 flu pandemic.

Photo by Edwin J. McCullagh, 1931-32 club president. Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Berkeley.

Rotary and the United Nations have a shared history of working toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues around the world.

During World War II, Rotary informed and educated members about the formation of the United Nations and the importance of planning for peace. Materials such as the booklet “From Here On!” and articles in The Rotarian helped members understand the UN before it was formally established and follow its work after its charter. 

Many countries were fighting the war when the term “United Nations” was first used officially in the 1942 “Declaration by United Nations.” The 26 nations that signed it pledged to uphold the ideals expressed by the United States and the United Kingdom the previous year of the common principles “on which they based their hopes for a better future for the world.” 

 

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