Dec 13, 2012
Nov 08, 2013
Hon. Ray Lawson Rotarian of the Year: Randy Harden
Jack Burghardt Service Above Self Award: Felipe S. Gomes
Dec 10, 2012
January 2012 – Winner - Maria Sanchez-Keane, ticket #0239, Prize: $1,000
February 2012 - Winner - David Thoms, ticket #0005, Prize: $1,000
March 2012 - Winner - Keith Lazenby, ticket #132, Prize: a trip to Sandal's Whitehouse, Jamaica, Value $5,000
April 2012 - Winner - Deb McCabe Woo, ticket #212, Prize: $1,000
May 2012 - Winner - Jackie Lautens, ticket #158, Prize: $1,000
June 2012 - Winner - Brian Grebow, ticket #106, Prize: 7 night trip to Gally Bay, Antigua, Value $5,000
July 2012 - Winner - Brayl Copp Family, ticket # 087, Prize: $1,000
August 2012 - Winner - Don Moore, ticket #130, Prize: $1,000
September 2012 - Winner - Gregg A. Barrett, ticket #164, Prize: 7 night stay at Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise, Alta, Value $5,000
October 2012 - Winner - Christian Hamber, ticket #009, Price: $1,000
November 2012 - Winner - Jesse Terpstra, ticket #160, Prize: $1,000
December 2012 - Winner - Shmuel Farhi, ticket #082, Prize: Caribbean Cruise, Value $5,000
Apr 05, 2013
25 March 2013 Winner - Michael Gibson, ticket#708991, Prize: $990
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Posted by Jim Belton on Sep 17, 2013
It’s tempting to say it all started with Imelda Marcos. But that’s not quite true – it started with a group of businessmen with a connection to the Philippine first lady.
About a quarter-century ago, Rotary International, a service club that now has 1.2 million members worldwide, decided that instead of only hosting lunches or building tennis courts, it wanted to take on a more serious, global challenge.
One of their members thought about polio: The disease had once made hundreds of thousands of people sick, leaving them paralyzed or breathing through horrifying “iron lungs,” and in many cases eventually killing them. But vaccinations changed all that – for those who could get them.
The Rotarians decided that they could get help to more people, using their massive volunteer power. They persuaded Ms. Marcos (who knew the wife of one of their members) to back mass immunizations and set to work. Within a few years, her country was polio-free.
The group still was not satisfied, however. So they did something even more audacious: They created a partnership between a private network of volunteers and a public health initiative.
It was audacious because, back in 1988, world health officials pledged to eradicate polio. When the Rotarians first approached the World Health Organization to be a hands-on partner, they got the cold shoulder.
But as Robert Scott, a Canadian doctor now in charge of Rotary International’s polio efforts, recounts, when the group raised $247-million (U.S.), “the interest increased.”
Eventually, Rotary International became an equal partner in polio eradication along with WHO, Unicef and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the process, it also created a new model copied by the likes of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (Mr. Gates is also a self-professed fan of the Rotarians.)
The Rotary’s partnership was not just about raising money, though, although it has done that in spades – $1.2-billion (U.S.) so far. As Bruce Aylward, another Canadian physician and the assistant director-general of polio eradication and emergencies for WHO, explains, the organization also contributed through passion and focus.
“They brought a single-mindedness, continuity, diligence and generosity that has helped keep the whole initiative on track,” he says.
So much so that an end to the disease may actually be in sight – one estimate puts the timing at just 16 months away. Certainly, the numbers so far are impressive: Billions of children have been vaccinated; the record is 175 million in two days in India. Last year, there were only 223 reported cases of polio.
But Dr. Scott is not resting on his laurels. In developed countries, there is ongoing tension between health officials and parents who do not believe in vaccinations. And there are still countries elsewhere in the world at great risk, putting “the virus only a plane ride away,” he says.
Violence also keeps many volunteers from doing public work. “There are huge areas in northern Pakistan we are not able to reach,” he says.
Still, at the age of 80, the Cobourg, Ont., doctor keeps going to the field – no matter the dangers.
“The last time I was in [Karachi] in March, I was vaccinating children with a man with an AK rifle protecting me.” But as he says, “I saw such lovely children, and I vaccinated them.”
When a Rotarian gets his mind on something, it’s hard to turn him away.
Globe and Mail, Published Friday, Sep. 13, 2013 07:32PM EDT
A health worker administers oral polio vaccines to an infant in the Philippines