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.
JANUARY PROGRAMS ARE:
13th – Human Trafficking- presentation from Tom Barr
27th – Chief Police of West Liberty
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”].
Anyone that has a great program they would like to have our club hear, please contact Sara Sedlacek and Cliff McFerren with more details.
Here is a link to our club calendar of meetings and events for 2021-22:
RED KETTLE RINGING CAMPAIGN……FINAL AMOUNT RAISED was $2,449.04!
Spring 2022 Gala!
update from President Elect Sara Sedlacek, please contact Sara for more details as well: email sent separately
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, Dutton complex as well as potentially down main street of West Liberty. More details to come soon!
OTHER LOCAL NEWS INFO:
WL Chamber News January 7th Newsletter
Rotary D6000 News
District Leadership Directory for 2021-2022 at this LINK
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.
The Iowa RYLA Board wants to sincerely thank Coe College for being our gracious hosts for Iowa RYLA 2021.
The cost per Rotary club per student will return to $450.00 for Iowa RYLA 2022. Iowa RYLA 2022 is open to high school students who will be sophomores or juniors for the 2022-23 academic school year.
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
Rotary R.I.S.E. (v27/28)
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.
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do”.
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore”.
IN ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Alka K Khanolkar | District Governor 2021-22 Rotary District 6000
Polio Update – Jan 3rd, 2022
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!
Best Wishes for a Happy, Peaceful, Successful, Rotary-filled, Polio-free New Year to you all!
What is that Polio Picture? – Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu was a Champion of Human Rights and of Global Polio Eradication. He passed away on December 26, 2021 at the age of 90.
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 562 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), DRC – 17 (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 – 11 (2 in 2020), Mali –
0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020), Niger – 10 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 385 (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 –
1 (0 in 2020), and Yemen – 9 (33 in 2020).
New This Week – DRC – 4 cVDPV2 Cases and 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Ethiopia – 1
cVDPV2 Case, Madagascar – 1 cVDPV2 Case abs 2 Samples, Nigeria – 64
cVDPV2 Cases and 8 cVDPV2 Samples, Senegal – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Yemen – 2
A total of 1,110 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.
Quote of the Day
” To look is one thing. To see what you look at is another. To understand what you see is third. To learn from what you understand is still something else. But to act responsibly on what you learn is what really matters.”
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. Two WPV1 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. Four Wild Polio cases reported in 2021 The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 11/01/21. 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
FOUNDATION MOMENT – January 3rd, 2022
Happy New Year to all Rotarians
Welcome to Week 1 of Rotary International’s Month of Vocational Service.
Welcome to 2022, with all of its anticipated expectations, challenges and successes. January is Rotary International’s month of Vocational Service. This is the Avenue of Service whereby Rotarian advance high ethical standards by being a positive example among colleagues in their community. They achieve this through personal commitment to high ethical standards in relations with customers, vendors, and business associates and treating each business interaction with care and consideration. Additionally, the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible practices in their businesses and organizations is another way Rotarians can manifest the spirit of Vocational Service.
Trustee Chair John Germ states why Rotary has been so successful: “we all came into Rotary because we wanted to join with others in service and make a difference. Similarly, when Rotary teams up with like-minded organizations to work toward our shared goals, there is nothing that we can’t accomplish. Partnerships amplify our impact.” (Rotary January 2022: 60).
In this new calendar year, let us hope Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the world will continue to contribute to TRF. This will allow Rotarians to execute wonderful projects both locally and globally and to amplify our impact.
Olabisi Gwamna, PhD
Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant,
Editor, Foundation Minute
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.