Enter The 2013 RGS Event
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Messages of Support Around the World!
Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee- 10th January 2012
"The magic of Rotary is that it allows our members to do absolutely amazing things such as this project. Projects like these can help enhance public image for Rotary and awareness of Rotary’s top priority, the global eradication of the crippling disease polio. I want to extend my best wishes to the Rotary Club of Grantham for the success of this project."
Rotary International Chief Executive Officer John Hewko - 16th December 2011
"I feel honoured to be RI's general secretary when I hear about projects such as these. This is an impressive project for a great cause. By working together, we can End Polio Now and never again will another child fear polio. "
Rotary International Britain and Ireland President Ray Burman - source Facebook 18th August 2011
“The Rotary Club of Grantham have an awesome project lined up around Rotary Day next year, I am so impressed that they are going for swimming world record with their project of a global swimarathon on 25th February 2012. They have already raised hundreds of thousands pounds to support their local community and local charities. Well done & good luck to all those involved.”
UK Event Ambassador Paralympian Swimmer Fran Williamson - video broadcast November 2011
“ Hi I’m Fran Williamson recently retired Paralympic Medallist and 5 time world champion swimmer. It is an honour to be asked to be the UK ambassador for the 2012 Rotary Global Swimarathon in aid of trying to raise money to help eradicate Polio”
Australian Event Ambassador Open Water Swimmer Penny Palfrey - website 10th October 2011
"I'm so excited and honoured to be the ambassador for Rotary Global Swimarathon"
Claire Cashmore Current TeamGB 2012 Paralympic Swimmer Source Twitter - 6th November
"Thanks very much! @ Rotaryglobeswim It was great to put a face to a name. The work you do is truly inspiring - keep up the hard work!!"
Team GB Ladies Olympic Water Polo Squad Source Twitter - 6th November
"GB_Wpolo_girls @ RotaryGlobeswim thanks!was great to meet you guys too!we will be in touch about your global swim in Feb!Congratulations on your award!"
15th February 2012 Robert Ogle Rotary Club of Pigeon Forge , USA
"As our first exposure to the event, we are excited to use this year as a springboard to grow the event for future years. Our club has a wellness committee, and this event is exactly what we’ve been looking for."
28th November James Sharkey Rotary Club of Kwinana, Australia
"Hi Paul, We are looking forward to being part of the Rotary Global Swimarathon. Pleased to be on board "
Scott King Appledorn , Netherlands - 25th November
"Hi Paul and others. Great to see how fast RGS is growing. 26 clubs is an amazing accomplishment and should be a great happening. It is for my club too close to 23-3-2012 to really get involved. But I have passed the message within @RotaryNL and hopefully some clubs will respond. Good luck to you all"
23rd November Rotary Walking for Water International
"Great page and good links. Amazing how fast this event is growing. I have suggested to several local clubs last night at our district TRF meeting. Positive reactions, of course because its a great project. Will be following you all."
16th November Joanna Newlove
"I'm so excited to be planning for an event in Lower Hutt,Wellington New Zealand!"
8th November Sarah Bosomworth - Rotary Club of Knaresborough
"Any #Olympians around Knaresborough on 25th Feb?? Be warned you may find yourselves #swimming @ rotaryglobeswim #rotaryendpolio "
"#Notetoself Dont get so excited about organising @rotaryglobeswim that you leave your pasta boiling to death unattended!"
15th October Richard Moody
"I have just come across this event thanks to Penny Palfrey's involvment and would be interested to see a list of counties participating, I am particularly interested to see if anyone in the Cayman Islands have signed up for this yet."
1 September 2011 Anto Mari-Lim “The Rotary Club of Zamboanga City is spearheading this noble event in Zamboanga City, Philippines.”
28th August Kelly Kyle, Seattle Washington
"Hi All, I will start working on our local public pool for that date and see if we can join in the fun....getting MANY people to come out and swim to END POLIO now"
17th August Wendy Walsh, USA - “Thank You so much, and I hope for your sakes, you have a fantastic turnout. It should be done here as well. I, we are starting a new club, and I thought it would make a great fundraiser"
Mariano Egea , Argentina – Source Facebook 18th August 2011
Last night, I present this event in San Rafael Rotary Club, to which I belong, and all members agree with the event. So here we have. Let's have a party of swimming, Rotary spread activity in the area, and to end polio
Trevor Watson –Thomas 12th August 2011
Hi from the Rotary club of Mafikeng in South Africa, please can you forward me some details of this as we would like to take part
Suncica Bulat Wurshing 9th August 2011
Best of luck and a lot of success with your project! Suncica, RC Zagreb Centar, RID 1913
Pato Turin Salazar 8th August 2011
This is amazing!!! I'm going to show this to my fellow rotaractors here in 4890 District!! best of lucks!!! :D
Rotary Club of Portland 28th July 2011
"Greetings from the 15th Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Portland USA - best of luck with your amazing event!"
Keith Bedford 5th April 2011
"Great idea! As a past Round Tabler of Grantham I'm sure this would be an event that Round Tables of Britian & Ireland and Round Tables around the world could easily join in and raise a lot of money for a great cause! It would also strengthen the link with Rotary and Round Table clubs. I will pass this on to as many people as possible."
Susanne Rea 5th April 2011
“Sounds like an interesting idea. I will see if I can get some interest in District 9550 (Northern Australia )”
Cleethorpes Rotary 22nd March 2011
“Greetings from Cleethorpes Rotary. What a great idea, if we can help in any way please don't hesitate to ask.”