RCWL will meet every Thursday at 5:30pm at the WLGCC (West Liberty Golf & Country Club).
please see calendar HERE (click link)
*NOTE NO MEETINGS THURSDAY 12/22 AND 12/29 DUE TO HOLIDAY
Regular Evening Club Meeting 5:30pm
LAST Week’s Meeting – Gretchen Nollman invited representatives from the United Way and Salvation Army in to talk about their support for the West Liberty community. Great presentations and discussions.
The Rotary Club of West Liberty’s Noon Satellite Club!
This Week’s Meeting –
The Rotary Club of West Liberty will meet at Savor by Chef D Friday 12/16 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. Please RSVP to Ken Brooks if you will be in attendance by Thursday 12/15 and doing food for this coming meeting.
HOLIDAY PARTY – EVENING AND SATELLITE CLUB MEMBERS INVITED!!!!!
You are INVITED to an evening of fun and fellowship!
Read all about it….. Rotary Club of West Liberty (Evening & Satelite) Holiday Party…. Will be on Thursday 12/15/22 at 5:30pm. Please bring your family, friends and kiddos!
see invite below and RSVP to Gretchen @ 319-541-1462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by wed 12/7
Red Kettle Bell Ringing this season:
Good day all!
Please find the link here to sign up to ring this season!
More details to come but exciting news that the kettle ringing that you all saw during the holiday stroll on Sunday will be continuing this coming holiday season!
Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army kettle, where all funds STAY within the West Liberty community will start this Friday and run thru Christmas Day as follows:
Saturday’s from 12pm until 8 pm
Monday thru Thursday 5-7pm
Note these will be two hour shifts for ringing
Locations are: Giri BP and Jeff’s
Please contact Bill Koellner if you want to sign up as well as there will be a signup sheet going live later today to sign up!
T-shirts and Polo’s finalized order, Gretchen will be in contact with those members on details for their order and money owed. Thanks!
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 accepted 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.
Fight Against Human Trafficking details following this LINK
Rotary D6000 News
POLIO PLUS SOCIETY FORM
Polio Eradication Update: Link to December Newsletters
Foundation Minute: Week of Dec 5 and 12
It’s Week 1 of RI’s Month of Disease Prevention & Treatment
The news this week is about a Rotary Foundation Global Grant aimed at improving sanitation in Ghana. This story was reported in an online source by Anita Serwaa Adzoga (myjoyonline.com). The Rotary Club of Kumasi is constructing 152 micro flush toilets and 29 boreholes (wells) for selected communities in three districts in the Ashanti Region.
The Kumasi Metropolis, Atwima Nwabiagya North and Tafo Municipality, are the communities to benefit from the project. The project, according to Nana Effah Mensah, the International Service chairman for the Rotary Club of Kumasi, is part of the Global Grants projects approved by The Rotary Foundation. He added that they are partnering with Rotary E-Club Premier 7040, in Montreal, Canada, to undertake the project estimated at $160,000.
The Rotary Club of Kumasi, as a humanitarian institution, is committed to help improve sanitation and access to potable (drinkable) water which features prominently in the seven (7) areas of focus. According to Nana Effah Mensah, “the group will continue to help the less privileged in the society. That is why, we want to construct an additional 206 micro flush toilets and 30 boreholes by mid-April 2023 at Afram Plains and Bosomtwe district.”
Meanwhile, Dr Emmanuel Obeng, President of Rotary Club of Kumai, said “the decision to construct a borehole for the Adventist SHS, Bantama stems from an appeal by some old students who were concerned about the difficulties the students face in accessing potable water.”
The Rotary Club of Kumasi, in fulfilment of its vision to promote goodwill and prevent water borne diseases, has decided to construct toilets across the country.
Welcome to Week 2 of RI’s Month of Disease Prevention & Treatment.
While Polio eradication has been one of Rotary’s top goals, the disease has yet to be completely eradicated from the face of the earth. To this end, the Church of Latter-Day Saints is heading a major initiative with Rotary International and UNICEF in this report by Mary Richards.
Areas of the world that had made progress against polio are now seeing outbreaks again, and children are becoming paralyzed. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the delivery and use of immunization services, and multiple countries lost ground where the disease was once eradicated.
Under-immunizations for tetanus also affect women and children in many countries as well.
To raise immunization efforts, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday $10 million in donations to organizations working in Afghanistan, Pakistan and several African countries, said the announcement on www.ChurchofJesusChrist.org
Half of the $10 million total — $5 million — is going to Rotary International to fight polio. This portion of the Church’s grant will help African countries regain progress lost to COVID-19 in countries such as Malawi, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria. And any donation to Rotary International is matched two to one by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Michael K. McGovern, chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee, said, “Rotary is grateful for this very generous contribution from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The funding comes at a critical time for polio eradication efforts and will help protect children from lifelong paralysis due to the poliovirus.”
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.