Rotary Club of West Liberty
Newsletter - as of January 29th, 2024

Volume 1 | Issue 28

Upcoming Meeting times and details: 
Friday lunch bunch meetings be on the following dates below, meeting at Liberty Public House at 12pm, please let Cliff McFerren know if you're coming so that food may be ordered. 
Feb 2nd
Feb 9th
Feb 16th
Feb 23rd
February Thursday meeting NOW be on Wednesday February 7th, at the West Liberty Highschool Auditorium, as our club will be hosting the screening of "My Ascension" a documentary on mental health. More details to come so be on the look out! 
100 Year Project update:
As of last Meeting December 8th, 2023 - Ken Brooks has an update of the following for the 100 year project:

1 year away on dec 21,2024  and new logo to kick it off! There will be time to host several committee events for publicizing rotary and fundraising for rotary. So far we have Fair activities along with the Hot Cocoa at WL Holiday Open House

The Ball Drop fundraiser is to be coordinated with when the Football Field and Athletic Complex is opening up next fall. Ask Ken and Jacob for more details or any questions you have. 
Also there will be a Spring Fundraiser towards the 100 year which is a Murder Mystery Progressive Dinner that Allie Paarsmith is heading up. Anyone wanting help more with the Spring Fundraiser please get with Allie Paarsmith. 

Other Ideas discussed in the coming months..... 

  • Movie theatre for family night or movie nights at Ron de voo 
  • Musicians sponsored with Ron de voo summer of arts group with lph 
  • Free swimming at the pool for summer 
  • Christmas ball in December - celebration, invite entire community, 1920’s theme, community center or school due to having a video with members to be shown
  • 100 banner on poles work with chamber potentially 
  • 100 year shirts 

Again, any questions please contact Ken Brooks and Jacob Burroughs. 

Rotary Theme for 2024-2025 has been announced!
#Rotary President-elect Stephanie Urchick revealed the 2024-2025 presidential theme, The Magic of Rotary, today: "We are not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand. It's up to you. You create the magic with every project completed..."
watch Video 
Foundation Minute as of 1/29/2024
Welcome to the Last Week of RI’s Month of Vocational Service.
As we bid farewell to January, let us briefly reflect on the concept of Vocational Service as defined in The Object of Rotary, which is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.
High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life.
The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.”
TRF has continued to fulfill these objectives with the ultimate aim of making the world a better place for all concerned.
In Rotary,
Olabisi Gwamna, PhD
Mount Pleasant Rotary
Editor, Foundation Minute
Polio Update as of 1/29/2024
Terry's Polio Eradication Update
For the week ending 1/27/24 
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 10 weeks since the Onset of Paralysis of the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Note - The 2023 Total Case Count numbers will not be final for a couple of months due to discovery and lab testing times.
Total Wild Polio cases
Year-to-date 2024
- in endemic countries:
- in post-endemic countries:
2024 Wild Polio Case Total - 0
2024 Circulating Variant Polio Case Total - 0
2023 Wild Polio Case Total 12 - Afghanistan 6, Pakistan 6
 2022 Wild Polio Cases - Pakistan 20, Afghanistan 2, Mozambique 8
2022 Circulating Variant Polio Cases – 914 in 26 Countries
2023 Circulating Variant Polio Case Total - 475    Benin - 3, Burkina Faso - 2, Burundi - 1, Central African Republic - 14, Chad - 51, Cote d' Ivoire - 6, DR Congo - 220, Guinea - 34, Indonesia - 6, Israel - 1, Kenya - 8, Madagascar - 24, Mali - 12, Mauritania - 1, Mozambique - 5,Niger - 1, Nigeria - 70, Somalia - 5, South Sudan - 2, Tanzania - 3, Yemen - 3, Zambia - 1, Zimbabwe - 1.
New Polio Cases & Samples reported this week - (all cases 2023)
  • Pakistan: nine WPV1-positive environmental samples
  • Algeria: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Congo: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Côte d’Ivoire: four cVDPV2-positive environmental samples
  • DR Congo: one cVDPV1 case
  • Egypt: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Guinea: two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples
  • Indonesia: one cVDPV2 case
  • Mauritania: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Sudan: four cVDPV2-positive environmental samples
  • Zimbabwe: one cVDPV2 case
Quote of the Day -  "For me, a Rotary dream fulfilled is seeing children who were suffering become happy and healthy, their lives filled with new opportunities."  Past RI President & Polio Eradication Champion James L Lacy 1930-2023
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this weekNo Wild Polio cases reported in 2024.  Six Wild Polio Cases reported in 2023.  Twenty Wild Polio cases reported in 2022.   The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 11/15/23.  One WPV1 Sample and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan. 
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  No Wild Polio cases reported in 2024.  Six Wild Polio Cases reported in 2023,  Two Wild Polio Cases reported in 2022.   The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/4/23.  No WPV1 Samples and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan. 
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
                                                              20,500,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio                                                                
   Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!
Terry Ziegler, Polio Update Newsletter Editor
Rotary Region 36 END POLIO NOW Coordinator 2024-27
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