Ten Rotarians honored as Champions of Change at White House
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
By Ryan Hyland
23 April 2012
Ten U.S. Rotarians were honored by the White House on 20 April as
Champions of Change for their exemplary humanitarian work locally and
At the daylong event, more than 160 Rotarians attended a morning
round of briefings by U.S. government officials on topics including
maternal and child health, disease prevention, economic development,
youth and education, water and sanitation, and peace building.
RI President Kalyan Banerjee, addressing the session, said the 10 honorees clearly demonstrate a problem-solving spirit.
"Each of them identified a problem—whether it was water-borne
disease or poverty or hunger or polio -- and they did something about
it. But they did it in a way that works,” said Banerjee. "They worked
closely with the community to ensure that the solutions they proposed
were better than what was there before in all ways -- solutions that
were workable, preferable, and -- and this is a key point --
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