WELCOME TO ROTARY DISTRICT 6310
Our District Governor is Cheryl Peterson
Posted by Eileen Jennings (District Dispatch) on Nov 12, 2016
We are now well into Foundation Month, the month when Rotary especially focuses on your support of The Rotary Foundation. Is your club conducting programs to educate your members about the Foundation and its giving programs? Does your club have some plans for special encouragement of members to donate to the Foundation?
Our District goal this year is to have every Rotarian donate something to the Annual Fund. This is the fund that invests your money for three years and then returns 50% of it to District control for spending on District Grants and our international efforts. We had record giving last Rotary year, and we hope that this year our collective donations will total at least $200,000.
Please consider a gift of some amount during this month to the Annual Fund. You can give on line at www.Rotary.org. You can give through your club Foundation chair or club Treasurer (depending on your club’s set-up). This would be a great time to sign up for Rotary Direct, which will allow you to give monthly through an automatic charge to your credit card or automatic withdrawal from your bank account. A link to the form for that giving may be found on Page 11 of this Dispatch.
While our first goal is for every Rotarian to give something to the Annual Fund, we hope that most Rotarians will give at least $100 to the Annual Fund. We are looking for 11 clubs that will become 100% Sustaining Member clubs (every member gives at least $100).
Remember that The Rotary Foundation is one of the highest rated charities in the United States. Over 92% of your contribution goes to humanitarian service. Your gifts to the Annual Fund support our work in the Dominican Republic, India, Zambia, and Sierra Leone. Join our effort with a generous gift during November.
Posted by From District Dispatch on Nov 12, 2016
When we read the title of Rotary’s theme for the upcoming month, most of our minds probably go to polio eradication. This effort has been the number one priority of Rotary for more than 30 years. Great partnerships have been developed, other organizations have come alongside us in this effort, and individual Rotarians have generated great fundraising activities to end this disease worldwide. And, as you know, we are very close!
While this all-important priority is the key focus of Rotary, our work is this area of focus is not limited to polio eradication. Rotary, Rotary Clubs, and Rotarians are engaged in many aspects of Disease Prevention and Treatment throughout the world. Even though Water and Sanitation is a distinct area of focus, work in this area certainly impacts disease prevention. Our district has been very active in addressing this basic human need in the Dominican Republic, Zambia, and India. We currently have a global grant pending, funded by our three Saginaw Clubs and the Pigeon Club that will equip the Rotary Eye Hospital near Proddatur, India with a second operating room to allow the hospital staff to potentially double their services to patients. Additionally, the project will also establish screening and educational components designed to limit common eye diseases, provide for early screening and identification, and provide public education regarding the importance of early detection.
Internationally, “Rotary Family Health Days” is a signature program of Rotarians For Family Health and AIDS Prevention. The program promotes disease prevention and treatment by implementing a massive, annual campaign in four countries in Africa that provides free health care services to thousands of people in underprivileged communities. Since it was first conceived in 2011, more than 1.1 million people across South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, and Nigeria have benefited from the program. This program has now been requested to be replicated in India.
Another international project involves early detection of hearing loss in infants in Mongolia. As we know, early screening for hearing loss is crucial to avoid long-term impact on speech and language development. Only one hospital in Mongolia had the ability to do this screening. Through the efforts of the Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue, Mongolia, funds have been raised to equip more hospitals with the needed screening devices. This club’s long-term goal is to continue to raise funds that will eventually equip every hospital maternity department with the screening devices and training needed to screen the approximate 78,000 infants born each year. Misheelt Batjargal, an ear, nose, and throat specialist and member of the club, says: “We’re making a major contribution to society. This is simply what we do.”
Posted by Eileen Jennings on Oct 16, 2016
Posted by Jennifer Kendrick on Oct 16, 2016
Great article in the Midland Daily News regarding the Little Free Library Project that District Governor Cheryl Peterson has incorporated in the District. Click here to see the full article.
Posted on Oct 07, 2016
Posted by Cheryl Peterson on Oct 01, 2016
Congratulations Mike Kelly, Eileen Jennings, Rod Bieber and all the rest of the team!!! District 6310 received recognition during the opening session of the Zone Institute for the 3rd highest in Annual Fund Per Capita Giving in Zone 29!!! $132.98 Recognizing DG Michael Kelly and DRFCC Eileen Jennings. Congratulations all for leading our district to be such a wonderful gift to the world!!
Posted by Rotary International on Sep 27, 2016
No child anywhere should suffer the crippling effects of a completely preventable disease. And that’s why we need your help—now more than ever—to finally put an end to polio. This 24 October join the entire Rotary world to celebrate our fourth annual World Polio Day. Discover all the ways you can help us finish the job:
- Advocate. Download the World Polio Day tool kit and join our worldwide network of End Polio Now advocates.
- Amplify. Show your support for the final push to end polio with our social media graphics.
- Connect. Host a community gathering to get everyone involved and tell us how you’re taking action—register your event.
- Give. Support volunteers and Rotary staff from around the world cycling up to 104 miles in El Tour de Tucson to raise funds for polio eradication.
Posted by Jennifer Kendrick
Come See the Iron Lung on Display September 3 at the Loons Game and September 5th at the Tridge Walk. We picked up this awesome life-saving instrument from the 1950s today for the Rotary polio eradication outreach and fund-raising events in Midland over the next week. Wow, the emergency bellows still works! The lung was used to provide negative pressure to help people breath after their muscles were paralyzed due to polio. Midland lost 4 people to polio at the height of the 1949 epidemic. Although polio was eradicated in the USA by 1978, cases world wide were 350,000 a year in 1988 when Rotary got involved to about 30 a year in only 3 countries. Come learn about this and what Rotary is doing world wide to eradicate polio! See you at the Loons Game or the Tridge Walk.
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