|Polio Eradication NID Trip to India
|Editor: Karen Y. Kawaguchi
||National Immunization Days (NID) trip planned by District 5240 for November 3-13, 2009.
|Sep 16, 2009
Dear Presidents & Fellow Rotarians
Re: 9th Polio Eradication (NID) trip to India - November 2009
District 5240 is putting together another team of Rotarians to India to participate in a NID (National Immunization Day) on November 8-9, 2009.
The trip will most likely start on November 3rd and end around November 13th. Besides the activities on Nov. 8th, door to door immunization will be done over few days. This will entail some long hours and lots of walking (which means you need to be in good shape physically and mentally).
Here are some guidelines that will influence the selection process:
1. Team size will be limited to constraints of our host Rotarians.
2. Rotarians who are sponsored by their clubs will be given a preference.
3. At this point we would prefer to have only 1 member per club. However, if there are more than 1person from the same club, we will have a list of alternates in case there is a last minute cancellation and/or changes. This process will give a better representation throughout the district.
4. The sponsoring club can consider this as an international service project and should be prepared to explore worthy projects from the host districts in India.
5. Preference will be given to those who have not participated in previous NIDs.
6. Team members must be in good physical and mental health considering the stress and strains of long flying time and a busy and hectic schedule while in India. This requirement is very important.
7. The District expects that the team members will become ambassadors of the Polio Eradication Program in their clubs and their local communities.
8. It will be nice if we have some team members who are in (i) health profession, (ii) journalist, photographers and videographers.
9. A rough estimate of the cost, including air travel, is around $3000 - $3500, ($200 out of this is required to be sent with the attached application), for the whole trip Ã¢â‚¬" (this does not include your food or shopping sprees). You can reduce the cost by sharing the hotel room with another team member. Once we have the team finalized, you will get a copy of the participants with their contact information. You can contact other people on the team and seek roommates.
10. We will have a day or so to do shopping and sightseeing in New Delhi.
11. Once we are in India, the team will be split into teams of 3/4 people and each team will go to different locations, so some internal travel will be involved which will be arranged by us.
12. Please make sure that your passports are current and do not expire within 6 months of the trip completion.
13. A 3 to 4 hour's orientation program will be held on either Oct 31st or November 1st, 2009 at the home of DG Anil Garg, 4537 Lubbock Dr. Simi Valley, Ca, for education on polio and other cultural nuances. It is mandatory to attend this session.
14. Our role on this trip is also to advance international understanding, goodwill and peace through fellowship united in the ideals of service, and providing moral support to the volunteers involved in the immunization program.
15. Once the team is put together, you will be asked to send the remaining funds for the trip.
16. I will be making all the arrangements for air travel to India, travel within India and the hotel stay.
Please complete the attached forms and send to the address below latest by September 30th.
4537 Lubbock Dr
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Res 805 583 0246
Work 805 520 9790
Cell 805 300-9790
Fax 805 584 9790
E Mail : Anil.Garg@LPL.com