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Saturday evening, 8/29/2015, two of our club members Anil Garg and Dee Dee Cavanaugh were honored as Humanitarians of the Year by the Simi Valley Community Foundation. Past District Governor Anil Garg was honored for his work in eradicating Polio. He has lead teams to India for National Immunization Days or NID's for over 13 years and has been honored at the White House for his work. Our club's first female President Dee Dee Cavanaugh was honored for her service to the community serving on several boards.
Ever wanted to take some classes to help you be a better public speaker, facilitator, and leader?
Rotary has designed a special set of classes where you can do just that called Practical Relevant Leadership Skills
Please Click on this link for the schedule PRLS Schedule 2015-2016
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From Past President Lori Brown: My duties as the Club Rotary Youth Exchange Officer, YEO and Rotary Counselor:
My job is to serve as liaison between the student, Rotary club, host families, and community at large, the job plays a crucial role in the success of the Youth Exchange program. I serve as the student’s primary Rotary contact, easing his or her transition into the country and the community through regular personal contact throughout the year.
I enjoy working with young people and advocate on behalf of the student should any issues arise during the exchange.
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member interview: Jay Cook helps young people through Rotary Youth Exchange
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian A Rotarian for nearly three decades, Jay Cook has helped hundreds of young people broaden their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. Recently, while working for the nonprofit Water Missions International, he’s turned his attention to bringing safe water and sanitation solutions to developing countries and disaster-stricken areas. Cook is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston Breakfast and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. THE ROTARIAN: How did you become involved with Rotary Youth Exchange? COOK: My club was hosting a young...
Technology: To please in a pod(cast)
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When I was a college student in Wisconsin in the 1970s, those of us who worked at the 10-watt radio station hoped our signal would reach not only the 1,500 students on the Beloit College campus and the 35,000 residents of the town of Beloit but also the people in the cars and trucks passing by on the interstate 3 miles to the east – and possibly, late at night, the 150,000 who lived in the bustling metropolis of Rockford, Ill., 20 miles to the south. Some of us hoped to get jobs in radio after we graduated, and there was even talk about starting...
Polio: The Rotarian Conversation with Aseefa Bhutto Zardari
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Before her family was forced into exile, before her mother was assassinated, before her father became president, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari was known for something simpler, but in some ways equally powerful: In 1994, she became the first child in Pakistan to receive the oral polio vaccine, as part of the country’s first National Immunization Day. Benazir Bhutto, then prime minister, gave the drops to her daughter herself, a compelling endorsement of the nascent campaign. “I was a baby at the time, so I don’t remember it,” says Bhutto Zardari, now 22. “...
Pakistan's progress: Snapshots from the polio campaign
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Nearly 90 percent of the world’s polio cases last year occurred in Pakistan. But the country is making dramatic progress in its quest to eradicate the disease: Cases are down by almost 70 percent to date compared with 2014, owing partly to military interventions that year in Taliban-controlled North Waziristan, which have allowed vaccinators to reach hundreds of thousands of children who were previously inaccessible. Improved government leadership, the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine in high-risk districts, and vaccinations at transit...