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President Craig Carper
President-Elect Al Vollbrecht
President Nominee Mike Stromsoe
Immediate Past President Patsy Orr
Secretary George Steele
Treasurer Pete Palmer
Club Administration Director Vickie Ashmore
Foundation Director Mike Stromsoe
Membership Director Bob Brown
Public Relations Director Linda Dozier
Service Projects Director LouEllen Ficke
Community Service Chair Roxanne Schleuniger
International Service Chair Don Lunday
Vocational Service Chair Laurel Miller
Youth Service Chair Jill Hardy
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ENDPOLIONOW_4p POLIO MUST GO!

 

Poliomyelitis (polio), a viral disease that can cause paralysis and possibly death, was eradicated from the United States in 1979. Unfortunately, it still exists in other parts of the world.  Although it can strike at any age, it mainly affects children under the age of five. 

In 1988, 350,000 cases of polio were reported worldwide.  In 2013, it was  416 cases.  This accomplishment is due in large part to the efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which was founded in 1988. This effort was spearheaded by Rotary International, the World health Organization, UNICEF, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, USA.  Along with partners such as foreign governments and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the GPEI has raised and donated $10 billion dollars and immunized 2.5 billion children to wipe polio from the face of the earth.

Although there has been a 99% reduction of polio in the world, the work is not finished.  Today, three countries exist that still experience transmission of the wild poliovirus:  Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria.  The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent. This is due to factors such as geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict, and cultural barriers. Due to the mobility of the modern world, all countries remain at risk until polio is completely eradicated. 

The 2013-2018 Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan estimates that it will take an additional $5.5 billion to end polio worldwide. Funding commitments are at $4 billion dollars which leaves a gap of $1.5 billion assuming all commitments are met.  To close the gap, from 2013-2018, every $1 Rotary commits to Who and UNICEF in direct support for polio immunizations will be matched 2 to 1 (up to $35 million per year) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Therefore, a $25 donation by Rotary for polio eradication will have $50 added by the foundation for a total of $75.  If you are interested in this cause and want more information, e.mail Patsy Orr at pmorr52@verizon.net.  

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RYLA Dec 05, 2014 - Dec 07, 2014
Presidents Advance Jan 10, 2015
Public Relations Committee Richie's Diner
Jan 12, 2015 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Pre-PETS Jan 31, 2015
PETS Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015
March to End Polio Mar 07, 2015
Rotary Leadership Institute Mar 14, 2015
RYLA Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
District Assembly Apr 18, 2015
Rotarians at Work Day Apr 25, 2015
PRYDE May 09, 2015 - May 10, 2015
District Conference May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Rotary International Convention Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 06, 2015 - Jun 09, 2015
Rotary Leadership Institute Jun 13, 2015
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