Rotary Club of Brattleboro, Vermont
With these words on April 12, 1955, Dr. Thomas Francis Jr., director of the Poliomyelitis Vaccine Evaluation Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, announced to the world that the Salk polio vaccine was up to 90% effective in preventing paralytic polio.
WESTMINSTER-Aug.28—On the one-year anniversary ofTropical Storm Irene, the Rotary Districts serving Vermont (7850 & 7870) will present a largecheck – in both physical size and amount – to Southeastern Vermont CommunityAction (SEVCA) to kick off the long-term Irene Recovery effort funded by thatgrant.
TheWorld Health Organization has officially removed India from the list ofpolio-endemic countries. Ghulam Nabi Azad, India's minister of Health andFamily Welfare, made the announcement at the Polio Summit 2012 in New Delhi on25 February. Azad said that he had been informed of WHO’s action by itsdirector-general, Dr. Margaret Chan. Readstory here.
We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
40 Black Mountain RoadBrattleboro, VT 05301United States
Brattleboro Club President Marty Cohn was recently spotted in Florida, doing Lily Tomlin impersonations. He was overheard as saying, "I will grow into this!" ;)
The Brattleboro Rotary Club will offer college scholarships again this year to graduating students in Brattleboro Union, Leland & Gray Union, Hinsdale, N.H., high schools and at the Austine School. The amount of assistance will vary from $2,000 to $3,000 per student. A combination of financial need, academic achievement and community service will be used as the criteria for selecting the recipients.
Thanks in part to the wonderful menu prepared by Chef Steven Reynolds and his family, the 4th Annual International Film & Food Festival, held on Sunday, March 3 at the New England Youth Theater, successfully raised money and awareness for Pine Ridge Reservation.
At a special joint meeting of the two Brattleboro Rotary clubs, Past District Governor Joe Pratt presented his climb to the top of Mt. Everest to raise awareness to PolioPlus.
At its January 10th meeting, the Brattleboro Rotary Club hosted guest speaker Carolyn Crowley Meub, the executive director of Pure Water for the World, a nonprofit organization that originated with the Brattleboro Rotary Club nearly 20 years ago and has since flourished. The club presented Meub with a donation of $500.
The Rotary Clubs of Brattleboro successfully organized a collection of relief items for victims of Super Storm Sandy living in New Jersey.
Over two days, Rotarians loaded a 26-foot truck at the loading dock between Estey Organ Buildings 3 & 4 (102 and 108 Birge Street) in Brattleboro.