|Ellison Pledges $100M Donation to End Polio||Posted by Dan Hart||on Feb 11, 2014||
The Lawrence Ellison Foundation, created by Oracle Corp's chief executive, pledged $100 million toward the effort to eliminate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative said in a statement.
|Actress Archie Panjabi Signs on With Rotary to Eradicate Polio||Posted by Petina Dixon-Jenkins||on May 01, 2013||
'The Good Wife' Emmy-winner immunizes children in India, travels to Abu Dhabi to emcee The Global Vaccine Summit
|3rd Annual Rotaract and Interact Awards Breakfast|
|Conejo Awards Hosts Club Rotary Business Mixer|
|Another Ambassadorial Scholar from RC Thousand Oaks|
|Rotary Day at White House||Posted by Wayne Hearn||
Exemplary U.S. Rotary club volunteers to be recognized at D.C. event April 5
|Dr. Ed Hager Named to Prestigious Rotary Foundation Society||
Club member Dr. Ed Hager has made Rotary part of his life since he joined the organization in 1999. His commitment to The Rotary Foundation was recognized on October 17th, when he were inducted into the Arch C. Klumph Society, which honors people who give at least $250,000 to the foundation. He has made it a practice to sponsor matching contributions to the foundation, to spread the gift of giving throughout the entire club. Congratulations to Dr. Hager, also named club "Rotarian of the Year 2009-10".
|Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks named Best Club||
The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks was named 2012-13 "Best Overall Club" out of the 74 clubs in Rotary District 5240. The club was also awarded "Super Club" by the District and the "Presidential Citation" by Rotary International; and New Generations/Youth Service was named best in the District. The club's work in support of the Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus was spotlighted.
|New Rotary mixer hosted by CLU||
The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks, along with the Rotaract Clubs of the Conejo Valley and CLU, are presenting a holiday mixer hosted by California Lutheran University on December 11th from 5:30-7:30. The purpose of the mixer is to publicize the clubs to potential Rotarians and Rotoractors, and to create a bi-monthly Rotary networking event in the Conejo Valley. All Rotarians, Rotoractors (over 21 please) and their guests are welcome. Drinks are a flat rate of $10 at the door.
|Ambassadorial Scholar Connects Us to Chile||
I wanted to share just a brief thought with you before Richard Williams and I leave for Chile tomorrow.This special organization which we are part of, Rotary International, has two scholarship programs they offer. One is Ambassadorial Scholar and the other is World Peace Scholar (Rotary Centers for International Studies). Those of you who give a minimum of $25 on a quarterly basis to The Rotary Foundation through our sustaining program are directly participating in these two fantastic scholarships.
|PP Vicki Arndt Visits India and the Grant Location at Piyali||
This is a serial email from Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Past President and District 5240 Chief Operating Officer Vicki Arndt. She is on a trip to India to visit the site of a District 5240 Rotary Health, Hunger and Humanity Grant in Piyali Junction, outside Kolkata. This grant was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks and several others, as were grants to the Piyali Learning Center vocational school. The reason for Piyali Junction in a nation of need, is that it is a center of the sex slave trade in the area.
Ms. Arndt's e-mails follow:
|Tops at Rotary Foundation giving||
Past President Martin Anderson recently received the most recent numbers from Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks has given to the Rotary Foundation programs at a $650 per capita rate. This makes the club tops in the District again, and helps the District reach the number three mark in Zone 25-26 so far this year.
|End Polio with Rotary International|
|One Hundred Years of Rotary||
|Polio Outbreaks Among the Amish||
By David BrownWashington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 14, 2005
The first outbreak of polio in the United States in 26 years occurred earlier this fall in an Amish community in central Minnesota, state and federal health officials reported yesterday.
Four children have been infected with the virus, although none has become paralyzed. The Amish typically decline to vaccinate their children. The last large outbreak of polio occurred in numerous Amish communities in several states in 1979.
The outbreak poses little threat to children outside the Amish community. About 98 percent of Minnesota's children are vaccinated against polio, said Harry Hull, the state epidemiologist.
|What is Polio?||
Polio (also called poliomyelitis) is a contagious, historically devastating disease that was virtually eliminated from the Western hemisphere in the second half of the 20th century. Although polio has plagued humans since ancient times, its most extensive outbreak occurred in the first half of the 1900s before the vaccination, created by Jonas Salk, became widely available in 1955.
At the height of the polio epidemic in 1952, nearly 60,000 cases with more than 3,000 deaths were reported in the United States alone. However, with widespread vaccination, wild-type polio, or polio occurring through natural infection, was eliminated from the United States by 1979 and the Western hemisphere by 1991.
|Vaccine Adds to Polio's Spread in Nigeria||
LONDON -- Polio, the dreaded paralyzing disease stamped out in the industrialized world, is spreading in Nigeria. And health officials say in some cases, it's caused by the vaccine used to fight it.
In July, the World Health Organization issued a warning that this vaccine-spread virus might extend beyond Africa. So far, 124 Nigerian children have been paralyzed this year -- about twice those afflicted in 2008.
The polio problem is just the latest challenge to global health authorities trying to convince wary citizens that vaccines can save them from dreaded disease. For years, myths have abounded about vaccines -- that they were the Western world's plan to sterilize Africans or give them AIDS. The sad polio reality fuels misguided fears and underscores the challenges authorities face using a flawed vaccine.
|Leaving a Mark by Getting Rid of Polio||
Little has been said about polio in the industrialized world and for good reason. Polio doesn't exist here. But swine flu has reminded us that viruses care little for city limits and territorial boundaries. And polio operates like any other virus.
Last month, in his address from Cairo, President Barack Obama put polio eradication on his agenda. Moreover, he invited support from the Organization of Islamic Conference, expressing interest in working with Muslim countries on wiping out this disease. The emphasis was on "partnership."