The RCWL Ringer News – Monday April 11th, 2022
RCWL will meet every Thursday at 5:30pm at the WL Community Center. This will be a hybrid style that Zoom will still be offered as well for those that cannot attend in person. The 1st and 3rd Thursdays will be a social style meeting of getting together with refreshments. Programs will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Board meetings will be on the 4th Thursday of the month following the normal club meeting.
LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM IS – WL FFA group coming in to showcase their State FFA contest event
Next Week’s Program is: social
Meeting Link below here:
Our Zoom room has a new address. You can access our Zoom room by clicking on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8010716532?pwd=L2RkOGxiMWI0M1ZSclJhNnllNzFodz09 or by entering Meeting ID: 801 071 6532 and Passcode: tip0Fn [After the p is a “zero,” not the letter “O”].
Here is a link to our club calendar of meetings and events for 2021-22:
GALA UPDATE – contact Ken Brooks with any questions and to get your Gala tickets!
- RAFFLE TICKETS/EVENT TICKETS –
- Gala Admission tickets are $25/per ticket
- Raffle Tickets are $25/per ticker or 5 tickets for $100
- please see the presentation done on 3/24 by the WL FINE ARTS BOOSTERS at our Rotary meeting giving an update of what has been done so far.
- WE NEED ROTARIANS HELP with silent auction items, as well as LIVE AUCTION BIG TICKET ITEMS!
INTERACT FUNDRAISER :
Here is the link to the website where people can order. http://tpevents.org/school/2346
We are working with an organization called Tree-Plenish, whose goal is to offset paper use from school districts by planting tree saplings. We estimated the amount of paper used in a year to set our goal of 75, but it would be awesome to get even more than that planted around West Liberty. The goal is to help get community members involved as well by hosting a tree-planting event in the Spring (our date is set for April 30th).
update FROM PAST PRESIDENT Bill Koellner:
Our RCWL will be working with Nick from the Park and Rec department in purchasing benches and trash cans that will be put at Friendship park and Kimberly Park. Hoping for good weather in April as well for some walkways to be put in with concrete. more details to come!
Rotary D6000 News
RLI Training Held in Ankeny
On Saturday, April 9 (RLI) Rotary Leadership Institute training was held at Ankeny, Iowa. RLI is a great way to find out about all of the great projects and opportunities Rotary is involved in. It will also help you to develop leadership skills for Rotary and in the work place.
West Liberty Rotarian Wayne Steen was one of the facilitators at RLI training in Ankeny. DGE (District Governor Elect) Steve Wieneke led the training. Twenty-two Rotarians participated in the training.
The next RLI training will be Saturday, October 15 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. All Rotarians in District 6000 are welcome to attend the next training. There is a small fee for the training, but your Rotary club may reimburse you for all or part of the training.
The six facilitators at RLI in Ankeny left to right: T. Waldmann-Williams of Knoxville, Wayne Steen of West Liberty, DGE Steve Wieneke of Ankeny, PDG Chris Knapp of Iowa City, PDG Mike Ruby of Muscatine, and Ron Heideman of Indianola.
District Leadership Directory for 2021-2022 at this LINK
DISTRICT FOUNDATION DINNER April 21st 5-8 pm: Foundation Dinner, Hyatt Regency, Coralville – FORM to sign up
DISTRICT CONFERENCE April 22nd and 23rd District Conference, Hyatt Regency, Coralville
Our Club will be donating a basket to the silent auction of the conference. The basket will include: a puppet from Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre, a sign that says Hawkeye Fans Only, and a few more items; for more details please contact Ken Brooks and Gretchen Nollman.
RYLA update from D600 Chair Wayne Steen
The Iowa RYLA Board of Directors have announced Iowa RYLA will return to Grinnell College in 2022. Iowa RYLA 2022 will be held Sunday, July 17 through Friday, July 22.
ROTARY CLUB OF WEST LIBERTY will be sending 4 students to RYLA this year. Club is working with Erica Jennings, Interact advisor, in getting students selected and applications done along with the help of Wayne Steen.
Applications for high school students for Iowa RYLA 2022 will go online at the Iowa RYLA web site beginning February 1, 2022.
ALSO RYLA is looking and in need of Rotarians to volunteer during that week of RYLA, if interested please contact Wayne Steen.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022 see link
2022-2023 theme announced… click link here
Disaster Relief Efforts in Iowa and Ukraine – ATTACHED info
Rotary R.I.S.E. (v40)
Dear District 6000 Rotarian
On Monday mornings you will receive a R.I.S.E. email from me, to inspire you for your Rotary week. The R.I.S.E. Action Team will provide Resources for Inspiration and Special Events throughout this new Rotary year. Co-Chairs Joyce Taylor, Rotary Club of Keokuk and Sara Simon, Rotary Club of Winterset are working together to bring this effort to you.
The only knowledge that can hurt you is the knowledge that you don’t have.
IN ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Alka K Khanolkar | District Governor 2021-22 Rotary District 6000
Rotary Foundation Minute – Week of April 4th
Welcome to Week 1 of RI’s Month of Maternal and Child Health.
April is the month during which TRF focuses a large section of its funds on projects aimed at improving the overall health and sanitation of mothers and their children. In the past five years, TRF has sponsored over $130,000,000 worth of grants favoring maternal and child health projects. Some of the achievements of TRF pertaining to this month’s theme include the following:
- Provision of immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics.
- Educating women how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.
- Distribution of clean birth kits and train health workers in safe delivery of babies.
- Educating mothers how to breast-feed, promoting immunizations and regular checkups, and distributing insecticide-treated bed nets.
TRF Trustee Chair, John Germ sums up the essence of this month in a message reported in the current Rotary (April 2022):
“Rotary members from Austria, Germany, Nigeria, and Switzerland are realizing their dream to help mothers and children in Nigeria. In partnership with several organizations, they have launched a multiyear, large-scale project to reduce unwanted births and drive down rates of maternal and child mortality. This project, once a vision of a few members but now the recipient of Foundation global grants, is training doctors, nurses, and midwives throughout all 36 states of Nigeria.
Every great project begins in the minds of our members. You are the ones who see schools that adolescent girls have stopped attending because of the lack of private bathrooms. You are the ones who see families facing food shortages, children who can’t read, and communities with health problems caused by mosquitoes. Not only do you see these things, because you are in Rotary, you also do something about them.”
Olabisi Gwamna, Club Secretary
Mount Pleasant Rotary,
Editor, Foundation Minute
Polio Update April 8th
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. See attached report.
What is that Polio Picture? The Global Polio Eradication Initiative
(GPEI) is extremely concerned about the unfolding effects of the current crisis in Ukraine on the country’s health system. A functioning health system must be kept neutral and protected from all political or security issues affecting countries, to ensure that people have continued access to critical and essential care.
UNICEF would like to thank Rotary International for its generous contributions to UNICEF’s global polio eradication efforts,
US$ 4,120,718 to Afghanistan to support: Social Mobilization & Communication Activities, bOPV Procurement, Operational Costs and Technical Assistance US$ 12,616,000 to Pakistan to support: Social Mobilization & Communication Activities, Operational Costs, Technical Assistance US$ 3,532,710 to UNICEF HQ to support Global Outbreak Response Activities
Ukraine – Rotarians now have a unique opportunity to support the over three million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine due to the proximity of Rotary Clubs in and around the borders of Ukraine. All Rotarians are encouraged to donate to The Rotary Foundation’s Ukraine Disaster Response Fund between now and April 30, 2022. Donate at https://my.rotary.org/en/disaster-response-fund
The Rotary Foundation – recently received the highest (4 Star) rating from Charity Navigator for the 14th Consecutive year!
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 33 DR Congo – 16
(28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Nigeria – 14
(415 in 2021), Somalia – 1 (1 in 2021).
2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 659 Afghanistan
– 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 3 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire –
0 (64 in 2020), DR Congo – 28 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 10 (36 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 6 (44 in 2020), Guinea Bissau
– 3 (0 on 2020), Liberia – 3 (0 in 2020),Madagascar – 13 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020), Mozambique – 2, Niger
– 17 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 415 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal – 17 (0 in 2020) ,Sierra Leone – 5 (10 in 2020), Somalia – 1 (14 in 2020), South Sudan – 9 (50 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020), Tajikistan – 32 (1 in 2020), Togo –
0 (9 in 2020), Ukraine – 2 (0 in 2020), and Yemen – 32 cVDPV2 + 3
cVDPV1 (33 in 2020).
New This Week – DR Congo – 7 cVDPV2 Cases, Egypt – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Nigeria – 6 cVDPV2 Cases + 7 cVDPV2 Samples.
A total of 1,110 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.
Quote of the Day
“I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs.
If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world. ” Elvis Presley
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.One Wild Polio case reported in 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/27/21. Pakistan reported 84 Wild Polio cases in 2020. No WPV1 or
cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. One Wild Polio Case reported in 2022 . Four Wild Polio cases reported in 2021 The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22. Afghanistan reported 56 Wild Polio cases in 2020. No WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!
Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36
Rotary Magazine Update
Rotary Magazine can be delivered right to your E-Mail box if you choose, follow this link to sign up . https://my.rotary.org/en/node/18361
Also note that if your spouse/partner are both members of our club, you are getting 2 copies of the Rotary Magazine, that will change effective January 1, 2021 to where your household will only receive 1 copy now.
Anyone wanting something posted in the weekly ringer news please email Gretchen by Friday EOD weekly.