Meeting Information:
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Tick Tock's on Terrace
760 Terrace Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
United States of America
Tick Tock's on Terrace on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Noon and the 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm
Rotary News (RSS)
World Refugee Day highlights a misunderstood group

Rotary clubs engage with refugees by training teachers, organizing medical care, and offering other assistance

Photographer reflects on 18 years of chasing polio

Exhibit documents the scope of polio eradication efforts worldwide

Watershed moment gives rise to a revitalized riverfront

The Rotary Club of Milwaukee revitalized its city’s riverfront with a contribution from a local landowner — a strategy that could work in other communities.

Lebanon club channels the power of peace

he newly formed Rotary Club of Beirut Pax Potentia, Lebanon, which focuses on peacebuilding, has its origins in a project funded by a Rotary Foundation global grant

Solar energy expands access to health care

Solar energy isn’t just good for the environment — it’s expanding access to health care

Honesdale Rotary Calendar of Events
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Immediate Past Co-President
The Rotary Foundation Chair
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The annual District 7410/Honesdale High School Essay Contest is now underway! All Honesdale High School Juniors & Seniors are urged to participate in this contest with a top prize of $1,000. The theme this year is “Create Hope in the World: How can Communities, Schools,Families and Friends support Mental Health with caring, giving and compassion?” The deadline for entries is Februay 2, 2024. 

Every hero has an origin story. “I was 10 years old when the entire journey started,” explains Binish Desai. It began with a cartoon called Captain Planet, an animated TV series from the 1990s about an environmentalist with superpowers. Desai can still recite the show’s refrain: Captain Planet, he’s our hero / Gonna take pollution down to zero! “That tagline stuck in my mind,” he says. “I wanted to do something to help Captain Planet.”

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.”