RCWL will meet every Thursday at 5:30pm at the WLGCC (West Liberty Golf & Country Club).
please see calendar:
Regular Club Meeting 5:30pm
Next Week’s Meeting:
DG Steve Weineke will be visiting the WL Club evening meeting on Thursday 10/27 at 5:30pm, at Liberty Public House downtown, entry is in the alley, food will be served that evening. Please make sure to join!
The Rotary Club of West Liberty’s Noon Satellite Club!
Last Week’s Meeting :
The Rotary Club of West Liberty held its 4th meeting at Savor by Chef D Friday 10/21 at 12 p.m. This is a satellite club (not to take the place of the evening Rotary Club) where it will focus on the minute for local business and network. Guests are always welcome. Come check out what we are all about.
Next Week’s Meeting: Please RSVP to Ken Brooks if you will be in attendance by Thursday 10/27 and doing food for this coming Friday 10/28 noon meeting.
T-shirts and Polo’s being order, deadline is Monday OCtober 31st, we still need more people to order shirts :-). Please respond to form or contact Gretchen for more details.
Our club will be participating in operation warm again and collecting gently used and new coats for the upcoming season. Drop off locations are: Catholic Church or Sara Sedlacek’s office down West Liberty. For more details please contact president elect Ken Brooks.
Food Pantry Needs:
President Sara has challenged us as a club to help out as part of our goals this year, in providing items for the VAC Food Pantry.
Monetary donations are excepted and can be dropped off to Sara, Ken or Bill’s office downtown. Checks are to be made out to West Liberty Food Pantry.
Also items that are needed can be brought to every week’s club meeting OR dropped off at Sara, Ken or Bill’s office downtown.
Items needed at Pantry are:
Chunky Soups, Flour, Sugar, Cooking oil in 48 ounces, Complete Pancake Mix, Toilet Tissue, Cake Mixes, Jello and personal care products.
Holiday Open House in WL will be on November 19th and 20th. Be on the lookout for more details. Contact rotarian Charles Brooke for any questions.
Ribbon Cutting for downtown new business…. November 10th….
Thursday, Nov 10th Edward Jones/Ribbon Cutting/Chamber PM 5pm
Literacy night @ school November 17th – more details to come from Ken Brooks and Sara Sedlacek
MORE DETAILS ON SATELLITE CLUB
The Rotary Club of West Liberty is excited to announce a new way for both existing Rotarians and Rotarians-to-be to engage with one another, stay up to date with community news and events, and serve our West Liberty Community: The Rotary Club of West Liberty’s Noon Satellite Club!
The Satellite Club is a branch of our regular Club, and the members of the Satellite Club are full and complete members of the Rotary Club of West Liberty. The Satellite Club will have a different meeting location, a different program schedule, and most notably, a different meeting time compared to our regular evening club.
We know that we have Rotarians on our roster that would be able to attend more meetings if they were held during the day, and we have identified some non-rotarians that would be interested in participating in a Noon-time club because they are unavailable during the evening, hence the need for this Satellite Club.
For more information on Rotary Satellite Clubs, please visit: Satellite Club FAQ – My Rotaryhttps://my-cms.rotary.org › document › satellite-cl…
Yours in Service,
Rotary D6000 News
POLIO PLUS SOCIETY FORM
Polio Eradication Update:
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. See attached report.
What is that Polio Picture? As Pakistan continues to struggle from the effects of the devastating floods affecting parts of the country, polio staff on the ground continue to assist emergency relief efforts.
In flood-affected districts, the polio effort is supporting establishment of critical health camps, to provide basic clinical services, particularly ensuring treatment of water-borne and vector-borne diseases, and distributing water purification tablets. All routine immunization antigens are also provided to target children and pregnant women. Staff are actively conducting surveillance for communicable diseases, identifying nutrition needs of displaced populations, and collecting and analyzing life-saving data to help target response strategies.
At the same time, the Polio program is adapting its operations, to ensure polio eradication efforts can continue unabated, even amid the tragedy. The program is at a critical juncture – intensive response is ongoing to stop this year’s outbreak in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Virus linked to this outbreak was this month detected in an environmental sample from Karachi, in the south of the country. At the same time, the high transmission season for polio transmission is now starting and this transmission risks being particularly intense given the floods.
But despite these challenges, polio staff are working double-time: adapting polio approaches, while supporting life-saving flood relief efforts.
“I have been fortunate enough to be present when a number of countries successfully eradicated polio,” commented Dr Hamid Jafari, Director for Polio Eradication at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. “Rarely have I seen such commitment and dedication than I have seen in Pakistan – from national political leaders, to health workers, right to the mother and father on the ground. To all who are involved, all I can say is: Thank you! You are making a huge difference to people’s lives, which goes far beyond the effort to eradicate polio.”
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 444 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 6 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 147 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 2, Mozambique – 8 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 36 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 4 (1 in 2021), Togo – 0, United States – 1, Yemen – 145 (69 in 2021) .
2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 689 in 22 Countries. 2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,113 in 26 Countries.
New Polio Cases & Samples reported in the last week – D R Congo – 4 cVDPV2 Cases, Nigeria – 3 cVDPV2 Cases.
Quote of the Day – “The future depends on what you do today.” Mahatma Gandhi
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. Twenty Wild Polio cases reported in 2022. One Wild Polio Case reported in 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22. No WPV1 and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. Two Wild Polio Cases reported in 2022 . Four Wild Polio cases reported in 2021 The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22. Afghanistan reported 56 Wild Polio cases in 2020. No WPV1 and no 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
Welcome to Week 3 of RI’s Month of Community Economic & Development.
Let’s talk Polio –
The global health community has the knowledge and tools to extinguish polio. When it will deliver on that promise depends largely on funding for everything from reaching children with vaccines to battling misinformation. The last mile of the journey, as campaigners point out, is the toughest. In April, The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) launched an appeal for $4.8 billion to fund its 2022-26 strategy for speeding up outbreak response times, making vaccination campaigns more effective, and gaining access to hard-to-reach areas. Germany is co-hosting a pledging event for the GPEI strategy at the World Health Summit in Berlin in October. A funding partnership between Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation generates up to $150 million each year to contribute to the effort.
How The Money Was Spent (in millions) – 2021-2022
$ 1.3 Research – Vaccine development
$10.9 Experts – Boots on the ground helping to guide activities
$12.7 Detecting Disease – Rapid detection to deploy vaccinators and vaccine
$17.8 Vaccine – Expanding the new vaccine initiative
$52.7 Vaccinating Children – 370 million per year – difficult terrain and in unsafe territory
$53.6 Raising awareness – fighting disinformation, educating the public
(From Rotary magazine, October 2022 pg. 33)
Olabisi Gwamna, Club Secretary
Mount Pleasant Rotary,
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 AND Xiomara by Friday EOD weekly.