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                ROTARY CLUB OF [CITY]
                Address                                         TEL: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
                City, State Zip Code Country                    FAX: (XXX) XXX-XXXX
                                                                WEB: www.XXXXXXX
                NEWS RELEASE
                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:       Name and phone number
               e-mail at email@emailaddress.com
DATE:

                    Rotary International President to Visit [Club Name]

([City, date]) — The president of Rotary International, one of the world's largest service
organizations, will recognize the work of the Rotary Club of [name of club and project, and
event information].

Kalyan Banerjee, chair of United Phosphorus, Bangladesh, and a director of United
Phosphorus Ltd., one of the largest manufacturers of agrochemicals in India, will be the
main speaker at the (insert event name), which begins at (time) at (Location with address).

Note to journalists: contact (local contact name) (above) to schedule interviews with Rotary
International President Banerjee.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders who provide
humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary’s global
membership is approximately 1.2 million men and women who belong to more than 34,000
Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

President Banerjee will focus his visit on [insert short description of a successful local
project].[Insert further description of local project example, including beneficiaries, etc.]

Since the launch of Rotary’s PolioPlus program in 1985, Rotary members -- who now
number more than 1.2 million men and women in over 200 countries and geographical areas
-- have helped to immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. As the lead
private sector contributor and volunteer arm of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – a
public/private partnership spearheaded by Rotary, the World Health Organization, the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF – Rotary has contributed US$1
billion and countless volunteer hours to the cause.

Rotary is now working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to raise an additional $550
million in vital funds needed to finish off polio for good.

In addition to polio, Banerjee’s other major emphases throughout his year as Rotary
president will include partnering with local governments and non-governmental organizations
to initiate projects that improve literacy rates, eliminate hunger and malnutrition, and provide
clean water and sanitation to communities in developing countries.

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                                               ROTARY
             AN ORGANIZATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERS • UNITED WORLDWIDE •
  1.2 MILLION MEMBERS • MORE THAN 200 COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS • PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN
                         SERVICE • BUILDING GOODWILL AND PEACE IN THE WORLD

								
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