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Celebrating 3 Amazing Years

At our June 25 meeting, we celebrated the completion of our third year as a club and our many accomplishments. You can view the entire meeting from the link on our Meeting Info page.

Member Paula Schwartz created a wonderful video to capture the highlights of our club’s first three years. Enjoy!

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How to Pack Light for Trips with Rotary Global Travelers

Whether you’re happy to check your luggage or aim for carry-on only, it’s always a good idea to juggle fewer bags and carry less weight, especially when visiting some of the remote locations we Global Travelers visit. Yet packing light can sometimes be fraught as we agonize over what to

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An Excellent Year for District 5960

Rotary Global Travelers is fortunate to have Jewelie Grape as an Associate Member. Jewelie just completed her term as District Governor. She shared a presentation highlighting activities and accomplishments this year. And guess what? We won an award!

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Help Wanted!

We are a growing, vibrant, busy club. To keep things running smoothly and develop new ideas and activities, we need the time and talent of our members. This article describes several areas where you might be able to help. If any of these sounds right up your alley (or even vaguely interesting), send an email to rotaryglobabaltravelers@gmail.com.

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Announcing Global Travelers Eastern European Tours

We’re excited to announce a new trip for Global Travelers. You have the opportunity to visit 8 Eastern European countries with club member Rick Olson, an experienced trip leader and educator. We’re offering two departures in May 2025. Until the end of July, these trips will be held exclusively for Global Travelers and their travel partners. Outstanding itineraries at an affordable price!

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Rotary Programs of Scale

Rotary offers four different types of grants. The largest is the Rotary Programs of Scale grant. Every year, the Rotary Foundation awards at least one US$2 million grant through Programs of Scale to a 3- to 5-year project aligning with one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus.

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Exercise Your World Geography Brain

Do you start your day with Wordle and Connections, or maybe the New York Times crossword puzzle? Consider adding TRADLE from the OEC (Observatory of Economic Complexity) to your brain exercise regimen. 

TRADLE is a quick and easy test of your knowledge of economies around the world — the size of their trade and their highest volume exports.

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Who’s Counting?

The subject of counting the countries that you’ve visited is guaranteed to prompt lively discussion among veteran travelers. Some look askance at country-counters — “the world isn’t a checklist.” Others see it as a badge of honor — “Hello, my name is George. I’ve visited 76 countries.” Probably as with many things in life, moderation should be the guiding principle. There can be pleasure and even utility in country-counting, as long as it doesn’t become your primary motivator for choosing destinations.

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