RCWL will meet every Thursday at 5:30pm. Location TBD, please see calendar:
Last Week’s Meeting:
RCWL members listened to Ericka Benedict, from Optimae LifeServices, Cedar Valley Regional Director, as she talked and had rotarians interact on Rotary Club of West Liberty skills assessment. President Sara organized the program. It was an exciting program and having everyone there that could come.
Next Week’s Meeting:
Thursday September 15th, will be a Social Meeting at the Country Club.
b) Non-Agenda Business
C) Creative thoughts for future meetings/project
OTHER LOCAL NEWS:
Fight Against Human Trafficking updates:
From Tom Barr @ Children’s Festival 2022
Our Children’s Festival/Fiesta Latina was held this Saturday and attended by Sara K. from Braking Traffik. Information was shared as well as materials distributed regarding Human Trafficking. Sara K. also was invited to make a presentation about Braking Traffik to the Fiesta Latina attendees, the majority of which were Latinos from various countries. Her English presentation was then interpreted into Spanish for the attendees. She received an warm round of applause after her presentation.
Also with Rotary, our local Police Department was offering fingerprint kits to parents. Over 80 fingerprint kits were distributed.
Rotary D6000 News
DID YOU KNOW…D6000 provides 3 educational options throughout the year??? That’s AWESOME NEWS!!!! IMAGINE the opportunities and ideas that may come from attending!
The first opportunity is called One Summit. One Summit is a virtual meeting that will examine how Membership, Public Image, and The Rotary Foundation work together to help Rotarians accomplish goals in the community and internationally.
This virtual event will be held on Thursday, September 29th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Here is the link to register for it:
Have you thought and IMAGINED about having a watch party with your club ?? This is a great opportunity for Rotaraians to provide the opportunity for new members to interact and learn about Rotary with the more tenured members of a club potentially. Please thoughtfully consider this opportunity to learn and plan together.
The District Education Team
Gretchen Nollman, District Educator 2021-2023
POLIO PLUS SOCIETY FORM
Polio eradication update as of 8-26-22
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
One new Wild Polio case reported this week. See attached report.
What is that Polio Picture? Polio Surveillance is critical in Afghanistan -Diary of a polio surveillance reviewer: eight days in Afghanistan’s west. Dr Abdinoor Mohamed, an epidemiologist tells us about his team’s travel to Afghanistan to review the country’s polio surveillance system, visiting 67 districts in 25 of the country’s 34 provinces. Read the article here – https://polioeradication.org/news-post/diary-of-a-polio-surveillance-reviewer-eight-days-in-afghanistans-west/
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
Polio New York – “If there’s any upside to the emergency, it may be that it has brought Polio’s persistent threat and unpredictable risks back into the consciousness of people in rich nations. For the international campaign to end the disease, that can only be good. The campaign is a shared effort of the CDC, World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and millions of volunteers from the service organization Rotary International. Since last year it has been rolling out a reworked OPV, just for type 2, that is less likely to cause mutations. Even with those sponsors, though, the campaign is chronically short of money. Fresh awareness might change that.”
“The detections in London and New York have already brought increased attention to polio and VDPVs,” or vaccine-derived polioviruses, says Carol Pandak, an epidemiologist and global health expert director of Rotary’s PolioPlus program. “They also highlight the urgency of stopping both wild and vaccine-derived polio, as many more people now understand that VDPVs can cause paralysis just like the wild poliovirus. They are stark reminders that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat everywhere.” From Maryn McKenna is a senior writer at WIRED
World Polio Day! October 24, 2022
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 294 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 2 (3 in 2021), Chad – 14 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 73 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 1, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Mozambique – 2 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10
(18 in 2021), Nigeria – 33 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 3 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 92 (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 Week ending 8/27/22 – Central African Republic – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Chad – 5 cVDPV2 Cases, Djibouti 1- cVDPV2 Sample, Mozambique – 1 WPV1 Case, Somalia – 1 cVDPV2 Case + 1 Sample, Yemen – 10 cVDPV2 Cases.
Quote of the Day – “I don’t care what you think of me, unless you think I’m awesome. In which case you are right.” Miss Piggy – from The Muppets
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. Fourteen Wild Polio cases reported in 2022. One Wild Polio Case reported in 2021.
The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 7/01/22. Two WPV1 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
FOUNDATION MINUTE: 9-6-22
Welcome to Week 1 of RI’s Month of Basic Education & Literacy.
This month’s theme couldn’t have been better manifested than the story of Madison Jacks and her search for higher education. Madison Jacks is a recent graduate of Political Science from Arizona State University with a zest for studying abroad. After researching numerous potential scholarship opportunities, she zeroed in on TRF and its Global Grant Scholarship. With the help of Rotary Club Northlake Mandeville, District 6840 Louisiana, USA, no stone was left un-turned. In a report by Grace Butzman, a contributing writer with Nola.com, Northlake Mandeville Rotary quickly adopted Jacks and became her local sponsoring club for her application. Together, they continued the lengthy process.
Next, they needed to get sponsoring clubs on the international level. Jacks was able to do that with the help of Greg Lier, also with District 6840. Lier vouched for Jacks at the annual Rotary 2022 International Convention in Houston. When Lier spoke about Jacks to the international contact, the district contact was fully on board. Jacks then received supporting clubs in France, London and India.
After much lengthy paperwork was complete, Jacks was approved for the Global Grant Scholarship just under $90,000. Madison Jacks will begin her dual masters’ program, first in International Governance in Diplomacy at the Sciences Po in France. The other master’s program will be in Development Management at the London School of Economics
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.