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Surrey

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Surrey City Hall
10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC  V3T 4B8
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  At our Meeting on November 8th.We had the pleasure of being educated in the Myths and Facts of Mental Health. ADG Lynn Spence gave us the benefit of her wealth of knowledge from her years in the Mental Health Field.  This is another one of the Benefits of being a Rotarian the access to information and knowledge from the presenters at our weekly meetings.
  
 
Dennis fierbach is wrapping up our Benin Water Well project and has prepared a DVD of the events at each well that he will be placing on line for members to view.  In addition a shorter version will be placed on of FaceBook. At todays meeting he presented president Ed with a plaque from Gain(who actually installed the wells and provided the training) thanking the Rotary Club of Surrey for our Funding of  5 water wells.

Polio this week as of 30 November 2016

 

 

 

Total cases
Year-to-date 2016
Year-to-date 2015
Total in 2015
WPV
cVDPV
WPV
cVDPV
WPV
cVDPV
Globally
34 369 60 21
74
32
- in endemic countries
34 0 60 3
74
- in non-endemic countries
0
3
0
18
0 29

 

  • Global Year to date   
  • 2016   34 WPV  3 cVDPV           2015   60 WPV   21 cVDPV  
  • WPV = Wild Polio Virus         CVDPV = Circulating Vaccine-derived Poliovirus
  • for more indepth detail check this link http://www.who.int/features/qa/64/en/
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Afghanistan 
No new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week,
The total number of WPV1 cases for 2016 is now 12 compared to 20 in 2015
Nigeria
No new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases reported in the past week.Total for 2016 remains at 4.
Pakistan 
One new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases was reported in the past week.  The total number of WPV1 cases for 2016 is 18
compared to 54 at this time in 2015 Continued detection of environmental positives throughout 2016 confirms that virus transmission remains geographically widespread across the country, despite strong improvements being achieved.
Lao People's Democratic Replublic
No new cases of type 1 were report in the past week. The total number of cVDPV1 cases in 2016 is 3 .  Compared to 8 in 2015
Myanmar 
No new cases of type 2  in 2016 . Total cases in 2015 was 2
Madagascar 
No new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported in 2016. The most recent case had onset of paralysis  on 22 August.2015  The total number of cVDPV1 cases for 2015 was 10.
West Africa
No wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported in 2016. The most recent WPV1 case in West Africa (excluding Nigeria, one of the three remaining polio-endemic countries) occurred in Kankan district, Niger, with onset of paralysis on 14 December 2015 . Total Cases in 2015 were 7
Ukraine
  • No new circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) cases have been reported in 2016. The most recent case had onset of paralysis on 7 July 2015 in the Zakarpatskaya oblast, in south-western Ukraine, bordering Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. The number of cVDPV1 cases reported in 2015 was 2. 
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GRADE 3 DICTIONARY PROJECT.
 
 
At our Inclusive Employer Awards Night Sept 29th. we presented the MC Marco Pasqua with a Paul Harris Fellowship.
He is a great role model to persons with disabilities showing that they have many abilities and can be included.
 
President Lakhjit Sarang presented a truly worthy Paul Harris Fellow.
 
Great turnout attendance 91%
We have now elected our board for 2017-18 and shored up our current board filling the vacancy left by Jaret st.Andrassy. 
Past president John Edwards will join the current board as president elect 2017-18 and director community services 2016-17   Welcome back to the board John 
The 2017-18 Board will be:
 
John Edwards - President 
lakhjit Sarang - Past President 
Dennis Fierbach - President Elect 2018-19
Bryce McElroy - director Rotary Foundation 
Ed Landry -       Director Memberhip & PR
Ten Tran.        - Treasurer
Dick Wareham - Secretary 
 
As a result of increased business pressures President Lakhjit Sarang has stepped down from position of President of the Rotary Club of Surrey.
 
Stepping back into the position of President is past president Ed Landry.
 
An on line vote by the board approved unanimously the interim presidency of Ed Landry to complete our 2016-17 Rotary year for the Rotary Club of Surrey
 
We wish to thank Lakhjit for his dedication during the first 6 months of his term and for spearheading our clubs involvement in the Starfish backpack program. 

 

When investing in a Charitable Foundation .  Key question to ask .. Is my money getting to the people being supported 
or is it eaten up with marketing and paid employees?
The Rotary Foundation has a high rating with  Charity Navigator for prudent investment and cost containment. Check it out.  
 
FOUR STAR rating.   
 
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The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Using Rotary Foundation grants, Rotary's 34,000 clubs across the globe develop and carry out sustainable humanitarian projects and provide scholarships and professional training opportunities that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sustain mothers and children, improve education, and strengthen local economies. The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, more than 350,000 people were afflicted with polio each year, and the disease was endemic in more than 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have immunized over 2.5 billion children, reducing the incidence of polio by 99 percent and eradicating it from all but three countries. Rotary has contributed more than $1 billion and many thousands of hours to eradication effort. The Foundation also funds the training of hundreds of peacemakers through the Rotary Peace Center program, which enables fellows to pursue a master's degree or professional certificate at one of Rotary's partner universities. Through academic training, study, and practice, the fellows become leaders who promote peace and aid conflict resolution in their communities and around the world.

Christina Grammenos the Community Engagement Coordinator with Aunt Leah's Place attended our Meeting May 24th to tell us about a new program under the Aunt Leah's Place umbrella.  FRIENDLY LANDLORD NETWORK
The focus of the Friendly Landlord Network is to Connect youth who are aging out of government care programs to Safe and affordable Rental Housing that will enable them to maximize their potential. Individual single bedroom units are what is needed so the Youth has a space that is theirs that they can call home. Having spent the first 19 years of their lives bouncing from Group homes to foster care they need to get some balance in their life so they can work on their futures.
Safe affordable housing is the key to providing a solid base so that they can focus on education and employment and not on finding a place to sleep. 
This program has pulled together 10 other agencies to provide a holistic approach to assisting these youths that have been set adrift to find their way with no financial or emotional support and very little in life skills.
 
The Friendly Landlord Network will work with the youth to find  Educational and or Employment opportunities and appropriate life skills programs to set the individual on the path to success.
 
Without programs such as this the now displaced youth will flounder and become part of the homeless community with little opportunity to reach their real potential.
 
How can you help ?
Spread the word ... Find contacts that can assist....Find single bedroom units available for rent.
 
Here is the link to the webpage for the program and many other programs offered by Aunt Leah's Place
http://auntleahs.org      https://friendlylandlordnetwork.com
 
President Elect Lahkjit Sarang presenting Christina with a token of our appreciation for taking time to inform
us of this program and raising our awareness of the needs of youth aging out of govt supported care.
Finally a break in the weather and John Campbell organized a Clean up on our Adopted street.
 
It is a pity these programs are required and all residents cannot have pride in their City..  Here are some photos showing the volume we picked up in our section of 
100th. Avenue between 140th Street and 152nd Street.  

CLEAN UP CREW

READY , SET  , GO

 

FINALLY FINISHED (Last Bag for today)

FINAL GROUP PHOTO...( See your pic next time )