received her Red Badge and she is looking forward to being part of the Durham
Robert Olea has been away for a year. He was recognized
$25 for missing meetings. He said he has been busy with the Civil Air Patrol
Air Force Cadet Programs.
REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Brian Gray, President of Paradise
Rotary announced that the Paradise Crab Feed will be held on February 1, 2020
at the Chico Elks Lodge. They are expecting 500 guests. They are looking for
some big ticket auction items. The Durham Rotary will
be helping by slicing and tri tip at 6:00 pm. They need 6 Durham Rotarians to help.
Dave Jesson, Ravi Saip,
Steve Heithecker, Jen Liu, Roy Ellis and Steve
Abshire volunteered. Robert Olea will be loaning his electric meat slicer.
From Jon Dwyer, District Rotary Foundation Chair
5160 Foundation Day is happening soon:
Saturday January 25, 2020; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Pioneer High School, 1400 Pioneer Ave, Woodland, Ca 95776
Register NOW for Rotary Foundation Day
not forward this email - the Register NOW link above can only be used by you to
register yourself and your partner/guest.
Clubs that are planning on applying for a District or Global Grant for the 2020
– 2021 Rotary Year at least one person from the Club must attend for the
Grants Mgt Training session on this day. This is the only time that the
training will be offered.
District Rotarians are also invited to learn more about the opportunities made
available by The Rotary Foundation.
will cover in detail areas such as Donor Recognition, District Grants, Global
Grants, and Club Qualification. Special sessions will be conducted for
Area Foundation Ambassadors and Club Foundation Chairs, and prospective grantee
Dwyer, District Rotary Foundation Chair 2020 – 2023
Steve and Jen Liu are signed up for it.
They welcome others. Learn about
applying for grants.
It is NOT
too early to be planning to attend the Rotary International Convention in
Honolulu Hawaii June 6-10, 2020! And, this is not something that can wait.
While in Hamburg, Rotarians will get to register for next year's Convention in
Honolulu, and now you can too.
for the Honolulu 2020 Rotary Convention will open on June 1, 2019.
everywhere can take advantage of this lowest rate at www.riconvention.org. To assist Rotarians in
registering, attached is a description of how to complete registration for
Honolulu 2020. Please note that you must have a My Rotary account to register,
and that is easy to do with the instructions attached to this message. I've
also attached a chart that shows pricing. This is the lowest, folks! I think
I've attached enough info to help you to take advantage of this.
District Governor 2019-2020
Rotary International District 5160
Bring guests, who you think you can interest in
becoming a member, to meetings. Your
dinner and your guest’s dinner will be paid for by the Club. In the meantime
please invite Durham business owners and/or managers to one of our meetings.
Kristen Cargile presented her Crab Feed planning as the program. She promised to email a copy work schedule to
all the members after it is finalized.
A copy of the work schedule is attached at the end of this news letter.
Must Be Present to Win Drawing:
Larry Bradley was present to win the drawing.
From Rotary International
World Polio Day cheers
major achievements toward global polio eradication
Rotary and its partners in the Global
Polio Eradication Initiative
(GPEI) are celebrating a major milestone this World Polio Day: confirmation
that a second type of the wild poliovirus has been eradicated, which is a
significant step toward the ultimate goal of a polio-free world.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,
director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced the historic
feat in a video address during Rotary’s Global Online Update on 24 October. He
said an independent commission of health experts certified the global eradication
of the type 3 strain, which hasn't been detected anywhere in the world since
Nigeria identified a case of polio that it caused in November 2012. The type 2
strain was certified as eradicated in 2015.
leaves just wild poliovirus type 1,” Tedros said. He
also commended Rotary’s long fight against polio. “Everything you [Rotary] have
done has brought us to the brink of a polio-free world.”
balanced the good news with a note of caution, saying that the biggest enemy of
global eradication is complacency. He encouraged Rotary members to redouble
Rotary and its partners in
the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have helped immunize more than 2.5
billion children against polio in 122 countries.
must stay the course. Together, we can make sure the children of the future
only learn about polio in history books.”
“If we stopped now, the virus would resurge and could once again
cause more than 200,000 new cases every year,” said Tedros.
“We must stay the course. Together, we can make sure the children of the future
only learn about polio in history books.”
World Polio Day program this year was streamed on Facebook in multiple
languages and multiple time zones around the world. The program, which was
sponsored by UNICEF USA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, featured
TV presenter and Paralympic medalist Ade Adepitan,
supermodel Isabeli Fontana, science educator Bill
Nye, and actress Archie Panjabi.
The program also featured
never-before-seen footage of three Rotary members working to protect children
from polio in their home countries of India, Pakistan, and Ukraine. In
Pakistan, Rotarian Tayyaba Gul works with a team of health workers to educate
mothers and children about the importance of polio vaccination. Dr. Hemendra
Verma of India encourages his fellow Rotary members and our partners to make
sure health workers and volunteers reach every child. And Ukrainian Rotarian Sergii Zavadskyi oversees an
advocacy and awareness program that uses social media and public events to
educate people who are reluctant to have their children vaccinated. These three
heroes of the polio eradication effort show what it means to be a dedicated
volunteer, and represent the efforts of Rotarians all over the world.
Rotary members and heroes in
the fight to eradicate polio, from left, Tayyaba Gul, Dr. Hemendra Verma, and Sergii Zavadskyi.
polio survivor who contracted the disease as a child in Nigeria, praised the
efforts in that country, which hasn’t reported finding wild poliovirus in more
than three years. “This is massive news,” Adepitan
milestone clears the way for the entire WHO African region to be certified wild
poliovirus-free next year. Adepitan reminded people
just how far the continent has come, saying that even a decade ago, Africa
reported nearly 75 percent of all polio cases worldwide.
more than a billion African people are at the cusp of a future where wild polio
is a disease of the past,” he said. “We’re not done. We’re in pursuit of an even
greater triumph — a world without polio. I can’t wait.”
Bill Nye talked about some people’s reluctance to use vaccines, which he called
a dangerous issue around the world. “As the conversation around vaccines
becomes more hostile, we’re seeing an increase in outbreaks of preventable
diseases. It’s not just measles. It’s rotavirus. Tetanus. Even polio,” he said.
However, he said: “The science on vaccinations is settled. There is no
even just at what Rotary and its partners have achieved since 1988, when the
GPEI was formed, Nye said. Three decades ago, the disease affected 350,000
children in one year. Because of massive vaccination campaigns around the
world, the number of polio cases has decreased by more than 99.9 percent.
“That’s about as concrete as
evidence gets for preventative medicine,” Nye said.
Rotary's 2019 World Polio Day
Global Online Update highlights the frontline workers who make polio
eradication possible and the milestones that the program achieved this past year.
2019 proves that challenges remain
Despite these accomplishments, polio cases are rising in areas
of Afghanistan and Pakistan that face tremendous challenges: They are difficult
to get to and travel in, they are often not secure enough for vaccinators to do
their work, and people are highly mobile. In all of 2018, these two countries
reported just 33 wild poliovirus cases. The 2019 case count is so far 88, and
health experts predict more cases to come.
Zaffran, director of polio eradication at WHO, discussed
the increased number of cases in Afghanistan and Pakistan. “At its core, polio
eradication is very simple: If you vaccinate enough children in given areas,
then the virus has nowhere to hide and eventually disappears,” Zaffran said.
gets more complicated, he said, when thousands of children are not being
vaccinated in some areas. “The reasons vary greatly, district to district, in
both countries,” he added. “It could be because there is hampered access due to
insecurity, lack of infrastructure, lack of clean water supply, inadequate
planning of campaigns, community resistance, and other reasons.”
combat any further spread of the disease, Zaffran
says health workers are evaluating each area to understand why a child is
missed and making customized plans to overcome the area's specific challenges.
approach is similar to how health experts overcame the last hurdles in India,
which was declared polio-free in 2014.
encourage Rotary members everywhere to stick with it and stay optimistic,” Zaffran said. “Keep raising funds and awareness, advocate
with governments. We truly are on the cusp of eradicating a disease for only
the second time in human history.”
it is eradicated, polio would follow smallpox as the second human disease
eliminated from the world.
Rotary has contributed more
than $2 billion to polio eradication since it launched the PolioPlus program in
1985, and is committed to raising $50 million a year for polio eradication
activities. Because of a 2-to-1 matching agreement with the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, that means that $150 million a year goes toward fulfilling
Rotary's promise to the children of the world: no child will ever again suffer
the devastating effects of polio.
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