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 Line up:
- June 9th – Destination Iowa Tourism Grant program @ WLCC – Ken Brooks leading, starting at 5:30pm @ WLCC
- June 16th – Hanson’s going away – social with appetizers from Savor D and drinks (pop/water) provided by Giri BP – starting at 5:30pm at the WLCC
- June 23rd – TBD, but followed by board meeting
- June 30th – CHANGE OVER DINNER,starting at 5:30pm, food at 6pm, new member induction ceremony at 6:30pm, closing remarks 7pm. PLEASE RSVP to GRETCHEN by Friday June 24th if attending.
Here is a link to our club calendar of meetings and events for 2021-22:
OTHER LOCAL NEWS:
Fight Against Human Trafficking updates:
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.
ROTARY CLUB OF WEST LIBERTY will be sending 4 students to RYLA this year. Club is working with Erica Jennings, Interact advisor, in getting students selected and applications done along with the help of Wayne Steen.
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.
POLIO PLUS SOCIETY FORM
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022 see link
2022-2023 theme announced… click link here
Disaster Relief Efforts in Iowa and Ukraine – ATTACHED info
Rotary R.I.S.E. (v48)
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.
We want to share these words.
“Forget the mistake, remember the lesson.
For those of you that also like a joke.
“Some people call me crazy, but I prefer the term “happy with a twist”
IN ROTARY FELLOWSHIP
Alka K Khanolkar | District Governor 2021-22 Rotary District 6000
Rotary Foundation Moment 5/30
Welcome to Week 4 of RI’s Month of Youth Service.
As the Rotary International family looks forward to the great convention in Houston later this week, Foundation Minute would like to celebrate one district that has been garnering up awards in recognition of its humanitarian works and its manifestation of TRF’s goals of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace. The District 6000 Award Committee announces that significant award nominations selected by the current District Governor are submitted to Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation for consideration. It is a tribute to District 6000 that so many of its members have been chosen to receive RI and TRF’s highest honors. All award nominations are restricted to no more than one per district with 530+ districts in the world potentially submitting candidates. Foundation Minute is proud of ALL of the members in our District as they stand in service to their communities and around the world! It is also an honor and privilege to recognize exemplary Rotarians in our District who have been recipients of Rotary International’s and The Rotary Foundation’s highest awards for service. It is humbling that our district has been recognized so consistently through the decades that these awards have been presented! Bravo!
Nancy Pacha of the Rotary Club of Iowa City AM received Rotary International’s highest individual honor, the Service Above Self award.
Ken Noble of the Rotary Club of West Liberty is the recipient of the INTERNATIONAL Service Award for a Polio Free World.
Tony Conn of the Rotary Club of Keokuk received the REGIONAL Service Award for a Polio Free World
Congratulations to these worthy members! We are proud of your service.
Olabisi Gwamna, Club Secretary
Mount Pleasant Rotary,
Editor, Foundation Minute
Polio Eradication Update Jun 3
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
Three new Wild Polio cases reported this week. See attached international Polio report.
Rotarians from around the world are gathering this week in Houston, USA, for the annual Rotary International Convention. More than 1.2 million Rotary members around the world remain committed to the goal of polio eradication, raising awareness and critically-needed funds for the effort.
What is that Polio Picture? May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland – Global public health leaders convening last month at the World Health Assembly called for urgent action to end polio once and for all before a unique window of opportunity closes for good.
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 100 Chad – 3 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 48 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 2 (17 in 2021), Nigeria
– 24 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 17 (64 in 2021) .
2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 688 in 22 Countries. 2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 Countries.
New Polio Cases & Samples This Week – DR Congo – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Pakistan – 3 WPV1 Casea + 1 WPV1 Sample.
Quote of the Day
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan Three new Wild Polio cases reported this week. Six Wild Polio cases reported in 2022. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/01/22. Pakistan reported 1 Wild Polio case in 2021.
One WPV1 Positive Environmental Sample was 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
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.