LAST 2021-2022 Meeting:
Change over, what a great evening!
We celebrated with a membership ceremony for 4 new members; Charles Brooke, Sam Morel, Shawn Krueger and Xiomara Levsen ( Xiomara Beth) joining in the club- shout out to David Haugland for leading the new membership ceremony, recognizing 4 long time rotary members; Tom Brooke 71 years, Bob Cline 60 years, William Koellner 54 years and Ken Donnley 53 years; for their 50+ years of service with in Rotary, and the club was recognized by Rotary International for our outstanding efforts in raising awareness on the end for polio! Thanks to all that came out! Great year, serve to change lives, with Cliff Mcferren this past year! Well done and we are all proud rotarians to have served along with you! Now for Sara Sedlacek to show us all the fun within rotary and what we all can imagine rotary will do during her year 2022-2023!
New Year 2022-2023 information:
Calendar of events:
NEXT WEEK July 7th,
Organized by Rotarian Bob Cline –
A cleanup of several small beauty spots that Rotary has maintained for years
Around town..I know the spots, and would gladly arrange the details…we need
About 12 members, for an hour… we will meet downtown at the WELead building, bring gloves and weedClippers…Bob will make chart to show everyone the 5-6 areas that need work,We can divide up in small groups, Bob will provide large plastic bags, and pickupFull bags when done,,wear out Rotary at work shirts, contact Index for photos, Sounds good and doing a community improvement
Fight Against Human Trafficking updates:
West Liberty was one of 7 clubs accepted for the RAGAS Grant program, which was approved in April of this year. WL, as one of those 7, has a goal of getting Human Trafficking education into our local school system (WLCSD). We will be receiving a check for $500 for use in promoting this program in the schools. Each of the 7 clubs are also being offered a FREE membership (value $35/member) for each Rotarian club member of those 7 clubs, to RAGAS for one (1) year which would include receiving their newsletter and all communications regarding fighting Human Trafficking. That is a $1,400 gift to our Club if 40 members agree to have their emails sent to RAGAS. If interested in allowing your email to be sent to RAGAS to receive this offer at no cost, please contact Tom Barr today.
RYLA update from D600 Chair Wayne Steen
The Rotarian volunteer positions for RYLA have all been filled.
June Training for Iowa RYLA will be Saturday, June 18 at Grinnell College. I will have an update of Iowa RYLA for you after the June 18 training session.
POLIO PLUS SOCIETY FORM
Polio updates as of 6-24-22
Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week. See attached report. What is that Polio Picture? Pakistan – Young cricket fans show their support for a polio-free Pakistan at a recent test match between Pakistan and Australia. Did You Know? that there are 15-20 million polio survivors in our world? And that 60-75% are subject to having Post Polio Syndrome? Trouble Years Later – According to diagnostic criteria developed by the March of Dimes, Postpolio Syndrome is new muscle weakness or decreased endurance that occurs in people with a history of paralytic polio, after partial or complete recovery from the infection and a long interval — typically 15 to 30 years — of stable functioning. The weakness comes on gradually, persists for at least a year, progresses slowly, and can be accompanied by fatigue, muscle wasting, and muscle and joint pain. Some patients also develop sleeping problems, breathing problems, and difficulty swallowing. Vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) detected in environmental samples in London, UK Today, the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) has confirmed the isolation of type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV2) from environmental samples in London, United Kingdom, which were detected as part of ongoing disease surveillance. It is important to note that the virus has been isolated from environmental samples only – no associated cases of paralysis have been detected. Recent coverage for the primary course of DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB vaccination, which protects against several diseases including polio, in London suggests immunization coverage of 86.6%. While this is a scary finding, it also points to the importance of high quality surveillance . There is still time to support our Team Rotary RAAMs Polio as the amazing Kurt Matzler solo races his bicycle across the United States to support Rotary’s # 1 Priority – Global Polio Eradication. FYI – he had ridden 2,152 miles and climbed 53,984 feet since he left the California coast Saturday afternoon. Donate here – https://raise.rotary.org/Team-Rotary-RAAMs-Polio/fundraiser A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health! 2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 202 Afghanistan – 43, Chad – 5 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 63 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 5 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 2 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 26 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 45 (64 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 This Week – Burkina Faso – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, DR Congo – 15 cVDPV2 Cases, Madagascar – 2 cVDPV1 Samples, Pakistan -2 WPV1 Cases, Yemen – 5 cVDPV2 Cases.Quote of the Day “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”— Desmond Tutu The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries: Pakistan Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week. Eight 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
FOUNDATION MINUTE: June 27, 2022
Excerpted In-part from The Rotary International WebsiteWhen we talk about PolioPlus, we know we are eradicating polio, but how many of us realize what the “Plus” stands for? The “Plus” are the many benefits that have been added to the Rotary polio eradication effort to not only eradicate polio but to help alleviate some of the conditions that allows the polio virus to exist. The “Plus” that is provided as a part of the polio eradication campaign might be a hand-operated tricycle or access to water. It might be additional medical treatment, bed nets, or soap. A 2010 study estimates that the vitamin A drops given to children at the same time as the polio vaccine have prevented 1.25 million deaths by decreasing susceptibility to infectious diseases. Eighteen million people around the world who would have died or been paralyzed are alive and walking because of the polio eradication campaign. Health workers and volunteers supported by PolioPlus grants have built an infrastructure for delivering health care and collecting data that, in many parts of the world, didn’t exist before. It’s already being used to improve overall health care and to fight other diseases, proving that the legacy of PolioPlus is more than eradicating a deadly disease from the planet — it’s also building a stronger health system that provides better access to lifesaving interventions for the world’s most vulnerable children. A quick step back in time will provide you with the backstory to how the polio eradication effort began and how quickly it developed into a global effort to improve the quality of life for every citizen of the world. Clem Renouf, the 1978-79 Rotary International president who helped propel Rotary toward its top goal of eradicating polio worldwide, died in June 2020, at age 99. But in early 1979, on a flight home from the Philippines, Renouf read a magazine story about the eradication of smallpox. He wondered if Rotary’s new 3-H Grants (Health, Hunger and Humanities) could be used to eliminate another disease. These grants would for the first time, allow Rotary projects to be taken on by more than just one club or district. That magazine article led to a telephone call to Dr. John Sever, who was a district governor in Maryland, USA, and chief of infectious diseases at the United States National Institutes of Health. Sever, who knew both Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, posed Renouf’s question to the scientists, was world-wide eradication possible. They said yes. Armed with this information Renouf challenged the Rotary International Board of Directors in November of 1979, to make the eradication of polio a primary goal of the 3-H Grant program. The Rotary Board of directors accepted the challenge and working with the WHO, World Health Organization and the Philippine government began the eradication effort in the Philippines. Over the past 30 years the eradication effort moved from the 3-H Grant program into the Polio Plus program of today. We have come such a long way since 1979 when we started the polio eradication effort. Today we are so very close. We need everyone’s support and commitment to finish what we started. Please consider becoming a PolioPlus Society member this year. Your annual contribution of $100 becomes $300 with the Gates Foundation match. For more information about the PolioPlus Society contact our district’s Polio chair Susan Herrick, firstname.lastname@example.org Christopher Knapp,District 6000 Foundation Chair 2018-2022
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.