Upcoming Events
December 2016
Elizabeth Wise
Dec 08, 2016
Human Trafficing!
Faith Yassick - Carman-Ainsworth H.S. Choir
Dec 15, 2016
A Christmas Choral Concert
5 Minute Rotarian Presentations
Dec 22, 2016
Scott Holman, Kristy Brown, Raleigh Horne
Dec 29, 2016
Club Assembly
Jan 05, 2017
Joe Simpson - Dir. of Instruction IMA Brookwood
Jan 12, 2017
First Tee of Eastern Michigan
Dr. Duane Allyn
Jan 19, 2017
A report on his recent trip to Kenya and progress on the new well.
Feb 02, 2017
Dr. Duane Allyn
Feb 23, 2017
Vocational Service Com. Presentation
Mar 23, 2017
A visit to the Genessee County Skill Center
Club Assembly
Apr 06, 2017
Club Assembly
May 04, 2017
Club Assembly
Jun 01, 2017

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"Service Above Self"

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Sorrento's Food & Spirits
6395 W Pierson Rd
Flushing, MI  48433
United States
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The Rotary Club of Flushing recently honored Nadine Dabish as the October Rotary Student of the Month.  Nadine is a senior at Flushing High School.  She is an excellent example of the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.”  Nadine is involved in 16 different clubs and organizations at Flushing High School.  She is an officer in the Rotary Interact Club, Student Leadership Organization, and Students for Choice.  She is a proven leader who works tirelessly on many different projects throughout the school.  Additionally, Nadine loves music.  She is an accomplished violinist in the Advanced Orchestra and a member of the school choir.  Nadine also enjoys the theater.  She will be the Cowardly Lion in the upcoming play, “The Wizard of Oz” with performances at Flushing High School Auditorium on November, 4, 5, and 6, 2016.  Nadine plans to attend college next year with the intention of furthering her studies in veterinary school.  Nadine is the daughter of Steve Dabish.  

Pakistan is one of the two countries where polio is still found. Sometimes we may wonder why it is taking them so long to immunize their population, but if you read the October article, you will gain a better understanding of how complex the problem is. Conflict in tribal areas along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border have added to an already mobile population. Cultural attitudes also prose a problem. The lack of standardized health care, where well-baby visits with children getting immunized are the exception rather than the rule, so while in healthy children three doses provide immunity, malnourished children in Pakistan need as many as eight doses to be protected, which means children in both Pakistan and Afghanistan are immunized repeatedly until their sixth birthday.
To address a moving populace, immunizers have established hundreds of permanent transit points, or PTPs, located in high traffic areas such as border crossing points, hospitals, and railway stations, as a strategy to not miss a single child.
Female vaccinators work in their own neighborhoods, where they are known and trusted, which eases the suspicions of families. There are 225,000 polio workers across the country, working in a massive effort to achieve universal vaccination. The endgame plan includes working with religious leaders to develop support for polio immunizations. The effort is succeeding, with vaccination refusals down to 24,666 in March, 201 from 63.827 in March of 2014, reflecting a rate of less than .1 percent of the 35 million children under five in Pakistan.
The multiple doses that need to be given stem from the problems of infrastructure, basic health care, clean water and education that go unresolved even as the focus on polio remains relentless. "We go door to door, again and again, with polio drops, but their child lies in bed with a fever", explains Salah Haithami, a medical officer with WHO. "This is where Rotary's vision of Polio Plus" - the goal of which is to integrate polio immunization with routine maternal and pediatric health care' "becomes a key strategy". We can be proud of Rotary's vital role in the drive to eradicate polio, and certain that the donations we make to Polio Plus are bringing us nearer that day.

The Rotary Club of Flushing recently honored two 2016 FHS graduates each with
$1,000 scholarship. Honored were Justin Rau and Shannon Shaughnessy. These two
graduates stood out among others for their school involvement and community service.
Justin Rau was the Student Council President, the Varsity Club President, the Class of
2016 Vice President, Varsity Football team captain, and a member of National Honor
Society. As a member of NHS, Justin tutored FHS students. He was also able to
provide mentoring and tutoring to students at Elms Elementary. Justin volunteered at
the Salvation Army during Christmastime providing Christmas food and presents to
families that otherwise would not be able to celebrate the holiday. Justin plans to attend
Wayne State University where he will study business administration, with an eventual
plan to attend law school.
Shannon Shaughnessy was involved with Motherly Intercession where she tutored and
mentored children on incarcerated mother or fathers. She became particularly
interested in this group because she is planning an eventual career in the legal field.
Additionally Shannon was a member of the National Honor Society at Flushing High
School where she tutored FHS students. She also participated in Student Leadership
Organization, where she volunteered at the annual Candlewalk and at Springview
Elementary. Shannon was a captain of the Girls’ Varsity Swim Team. Shannon plans
to attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where she will study pre-law, with an
eventual plan to attend law school. The Rotary Club of Flushing wishes both Justin and
Shannon the best of luck at their respective colleges.


The Rotary International Foundation is one of the largest humanitarian foundations in the world, providing funding to eradicate Polio, address worldwide water issues, fight disease, promote international understanding and cooperation, and many other humanitarian initiatives.   Rotarians and the public can provide support directy to the Rotary International Foundation online at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/give   Know that your contributions will go toward making a difference in the world.  More detailed information on the Rotary International Foundation may be found at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/rotary-foundation