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Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....
Meet Rotary’s new president
This excerpt from the July issue of The Rotarian magazine profiles the 2015-16 RI president. Before he gives a speech, K.R. Ravindran doesn’t like flowery, adulatory introductions. They make him uncomfortable. The 2015-16 Rotary president would rather keep a low profile and share the credit. If it were up to him, you probably wouldn’t even be reading this article. Negotiating Days of Tranquility during the Sri Lankan civil war so that health workers could administer drops of polio vaccine? Although it was on his desk that the agreement landed, he says, a lot of people worked to make that...
Apply to serve on an RI committee
If you would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee, this is your opportunity. The nine committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2016-17. Each of these committee works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. To be considered for a committee appointment, go to www.tinyurl.com/ri-committee-application for an application form. The application deadline is 20 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions....
 

Club Information

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North CS Rotary Club

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
THE SUNBIRD
230 Point of the Pines Drive

Colorado Springs, CO  80919
United States
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Club Happenings

The meeting of the board of the North Colorado Rotary Club Foundation was held on April 17, 2014.

At the meeting new board members and officers for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 were approved.

Commencing July 1 the following will serve on the new board:

Rice Brown - President
Jack Thomas - Vice President
Terry Alley - Secretary
Sharon Tefft - Treasurer
Bill Lloyd - Member
Ryan Styre - Member
Shirley Joyner - Member
Janna Haas - Member
Steve Hopper - Member
Don Werschky - Member
Lloyd Nordhausen - Member

Leaving the Board after 6 years of service - Max Calkins, Alan Tefft, and Dona Bryant.
 

 

 
 

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Mailing Address

Please direct all correspondence to:
 
North Colorado Springs Rotary Club
P.O. Box 7056
Colorado Springs, CO
80933-7056
 

Officers & Directors

President
President Elect
Secretary
President Elect Nominee
Treasurer
Sgt at Arms
Past President
Board Member - Service
Board Member - Membership
Board Member - Fundraising
Board Member - Administration
Board Member - International & R. I. Foundation
Board Member - New Generations
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