RCWL will meet every Thursday at 5:30pm at the WLGCC (West Liberty Golf & Country Club).
please see calendar:
Last Week’s Meeting:
RCWL members met for Socal time together at the WLGCC.
Next Week’s Meeting:
Thursday September 22nd, will be listening to fellow Rotarian, Sam Morel, getting to know more about him as well as knowing more why he ventured into running CarQuest here in WL.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS:
Looking for volunteers to do some cooking lunch at the high school on Wednesday 9/28th from 10:30am until 1pm, please contact President Sara for more information and to volunteer!
Rotary D6000 News
POLIO PLUS SOCIETY FORM
Polio eradication update as of 9-16-22
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. See attached report.
What is that Polio Picture? Many Rotarians are now engaged in ways to increase Polio Eradication awareness and fundraising around World Polio Day (Oct 24). Have you considered an event like this one at Audi Field in Washington DC? See the picture attached. Five dollars from each ticket goes to fight Polio and groups of ten or more get a shout-out on the video screen.
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
Great News! Thanks to your great generosity and advocacy, we reached our Rotary-wide $50 Million 2021-22 Rotary Year fundraising goal to earn the maximum $100 Million $2 to $1 matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation!
Let’s do it again in 2022-23! The World Polio Day time period is a great time to raise funds for our #1 Priority – Global Polio Eradication.
World Polio Day! October 24, 2022
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 383 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 4 (3 in 2021), Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 110 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Mozambique – 4 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10
(18 in 2021), Nigeria – 33 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 3 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, United States – 1, Yemen – 127 (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 – Cote d’ Ivoire –
1 cVDPV2 Sample, D R Congo – 4 cVDPV1 Cases + 28 cVDPV2 Cases, Pakistan – 5 WPV1 Samples, United States – 1 cVDPV2 Case. Yemen – 8
Quote of the Day – “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” Yoda The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this past two weeks.
Seventeen Wild Polio cases reported in 2022. One Wild Polio Case reported in 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 8/21/22. Five WPV1 and no 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
FOUNDATION MINUTE: 9-12-22
Welcome to Week 2 of RI’s Month of Basic Education & Literacy.
This week’s Minute is culled from the message of TRF Trustee Chair, Ian H S Riseley in the August edition of The Rotarian. Commenting on a book by Bill Bryson on the creation of the universe and how our planet is just a speck, Riseley says “it is a miracle that we — our planet and our species — have survived.” “We enjoy not only the privilege of existence,” Bryson writes, “but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better.” Riseley continues by stating that “we are fortunate to be able to read Bryson’s words or any others. And we are fortunate to be part of an organization that is making our world a better place by helping those who can’t read them. There are an estimated 773 million illiterate adults — most of them women — who can’t read these words or write their own name. They are at a clear disadvantage in life, with limited opportunities to work. And this situation isn’t their fault…Rotary has not forgotten them. In September, let’s celebrate Basic Education and Literacy month by looking at the long-term impact Rotary and The Rotary Foundation are making and how we are finding ways to lend a hand in the effort.”
According to Riseley, last year alone, “TRF approved 104 global grants totaling $6.3 million for basic education and literacy projects, according to preliminary figures…At the community level, our clubs are well-known for book drives that have changed the lives of so many children. But when we gather many clubs and districts together and work on large-scale Rotary Foundation projects, we have the potential to impact entire communities for generations.”
On behalf of TRF, local clubs can further its goals by:
Reading to children in schools and libraries
Learning &Teaching alternative Reading Methods: Braille, Deaf Language
Participating in Adult Literacy Programs
Recording Books for the National Library for the Blind & Print Disabled
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.