Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club
We meet Every Wednesday @ 12:00 pm
Clover Island Inn
435 Clover Island Drive,4th FloorKennewick, WA 99336United States
On Monday, April 22, PK Rotary President Ryan Weld with PR Chair and Asst. Dist. Commissioner Gary Troyer received over $200 from Scouts in Troop 237 of the Blue Mountain Council. This donation was the culmination of a joint learning and funds collection effort. Scouts prepared donation jars, learned about Polio and vaccinations in general, and collected donations. Rotary provided information, jar labels, and a participation patch. Shown with Ryan is Gary awarding the participation patches to the Scouts.
For Rotarians needing makeups, Columbia Daybreak notes the following temporary meeting location changes:
Meetings will be off site for April:
7th @ Red Cross Real Hero's breakfast (TRAC)
14th @ a program at Columbia River Eye Clinic
28th @ the SIGN facility in Richland
It only takes a plane ride for an infected to infect the non-vaccinated! Protect your fellow citizens and yours; childhood vaccinations are important!
Pakistani health officials Monday [21 Jan 2013] called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.Two sewage samples from Cairo were analysed and found to resemble a recently discovered strain in the Pakistani city of Sukkur, a joint statement by health officials, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF said. ...
Pakistani health officials Monday [21 Jan 2013] called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.
Two sewage samples from Cairo were analysed and found to resemble a recently discovered strain in the Pakistani city of Sukkur, a joint statement by health officials, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF said. ...
P-K Rotary has lead on Pennies to Pound Polio locally -->http://tricitiesrotary.org
(Kennewick) – After three decades at Leo’s Catering in Kennewick, the Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club is moving its weekly meetings to the Clover Island Inn starting January 9.
The club made the move after the retirement of the owners of Leo’s this summer. The move insures a predictable place to meet for the foreseeable future. “We’re all very excited about the move. Clover Island Inn will be a great place to meet” said club president Ryan Weld.
The Pasco-Kennewick Rotary Club meets at noon on Wednesdays at the Clover Island Inn, 435 Clover Island Drive, 4th Floor, in Kennewick.
For further information, visit the club’s website at www.pascokennewickrotary.org. For more information on the Clover Island Inn, visit www.hotelkennewick.com.
Please also see map.
Blue Mountain Council/BSA and Rotary
February 14 – March 14, 2013
Our two groups will participate in joint fundraising effort for community awareness about the endgame for Polio Eradication. Scouts will prepare donation containers, perform community canvass, visit businesses, augment the Public Health Merit Badge, and receive a Rotary sponsored activity badge. The time encompasses both organization’s birthdays. Rotarians are encouraged to work with the local BSA Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews, Posts, and Order of Arrow regarding the End Polio Now program. See the downloads section for further information. (Contact Gary or Kris Troyer at 509-946-3425 or the Blue Mountain Council office 509-735-7306 for information.)
Pasco-Kennewick Membership Chair Kris Troyer and sponsor Floyd Ivey officially welcomed Ms Kathleen Lawrence into the club as a new member on November 7. Way to go Kat!
We are elated to announce and share with you that Rotary celebrates India's first polio-free 12 month period as of January 13, 2011! See the full Rotary International Press Release describing the achievement in the main storyPlease also check out the new India focused "This Close" PSA featuring some of the biggest stars in India including Amitabh Bachchan, A.R. Rahman, Tanvi Shah and Anil Kapoor. http://youtu.be/S1dWEWoAtF8.
Rotary District 5080 is keeping the ball rolling (or we might say the feet moving). Our current and next district-wide fundraising for the Rotary PolioPlus Foundation are through our District 5080 Run/Walk Plus and the District Conference "Community in Motion" Fun Run/Walk. These are described here and here, the former in progress, the latter developing.
The world polio eradication is still working towards zero. The incidence has been cut by a factor of 2x from 2010 to 2011.
Here are the numbers:
The program is working, but more left to do. We are 'This Close!"
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