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.
- June 30th – CHANGE OVER DINNER,starting at 5:30pm, food at 6pm, few things that will take place are: Presentation of Gala money to Fine Arts Boosters, new member induction ceremony, awards/honors and closing remarks. PLEASE RSVP to GRETCHEN by Monday June 27th if attending.
Fight Against Human Trafficking updates:
West Liberty was one of 7 clubs accepted for the RAGAS Grant program, which was approved in April of this year. WL, as one of those 7, has a goal of getting Human Trafficking education into our local school system (WLCSD). We will be receiving a check for $500 for use in promoting this program in the schools. Each of the 7 clubs are also being offered a FREE membership (value $35/member) for each Rotarian club member of those 7 clubs, to RAGAS for one (1) year which would include receiving their newsletter and all communications regarding fighting Human Trafficking. That is a $1,400 gift to our Club if 40 members agree to have their emails sent to RAGAS. If interested in allowing your email to be sent to RAGAS to receive this offer at no cost, please contact Tom Barr today.
Rotary D6000 News
RYLA update from D600 Chair Wayne Steen
The Rotarian volunteer positions for RYLA have all been filled.
June Training for Iowa RYLA will be Saturday, June 18 at Grinnell College. I will have an update of Iowa RYLA for you after the June 18 training session.
POLIO PLUS SOCIETY FORM
Polio eradication update as of 6-21-22 – LINK
FOUNDATION MINUTE: June 22,2022
Welcome to Week 4 of Rotary’s Month of Youth Activities!
Sometime in March, the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) concluded its final field visit to Nigeria to determine the country’s polio-free status. The news buzzing around the Rotary world is that Polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria and that the most populous nation in Africa is certified Polio-Free by the World Health Organization. Nigeria has not had a case of wild poliovirus since July 24, 2014. All laboratory data has confirmed that a full 12 months has passed without any new cases.
Rotary International has contributed, through TRF about $268 million to fight Polio in Nigeria; so, this is a victory worth celebrating. The chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, Dr. Tunji Funsho, while acknowledging the milestone, cautions Rotarians about celebrating too soon. “It’s paramount that we ensure all doors are locked to the re-entry of the wild poliovirus into our country.”
As recently as 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide. However, according to WHO, no less than 200,000 volunteers across the country repeatedly immunized more than 45 million children under the age of 5, to ensure that no child would suffer from this paralyzing disease. Commenting on this huge accomplishment, WHO’s Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan said “we must now support the efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan so they soon join the polio-free world.”
Since 1988, polio incidence has been reduced by more than 99 percent. Before then, the virus was paralyzing an average of 350,000 children every year in more than 125 countries.
As we begin a new Rotary year, let us continue to support all efforts at eradicating Polio from the face of the planet.
“There’s been an amazing organization that’s been behind this…It was due to Rotary that the campaign was started.” Bill Gates on Eradicating Polio.
Olabisi Gwamna, Club Secretary
Mount Pleasant Rotary,
Editor, Foundation Minute
Rotary R.I.S.E. (v51)
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.
Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear the path.
IN ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Alka K Khanolkar | District Governor 2021-22 Rotary District 6000
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.