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Here's What's Happening at East Polk Rotary
MARIE'S MEMOS
 
Hello, and I hope everyone had a nice extended Labor Day weekend!
 
At last week's meeting we heard from different Rotary members regarding the RI DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) policy statement.  The meeting concluded with no motion for the club to vote on, so any concerns with DEI will be handled through a personal member level and not through the club.  Thank you to all who presented at the meeting.
 
Darrell Hanson reported that the International Committee met and is working on a project for Mali.  They will have more details as it develops.
 
No RAW meeting this evening!
 
Tomorrow's meeting will be a good one as our Rotarian of the Day, Norma Bettis, has invited Captain Todd Trobaugh of the Altoona Police Canine Department, along with Chad Hulen, k9 handler.
 
Marie Pipes
East Polk Rotary President
 
Please continue to send cards to Corinne Lambert at her home address - 3619 Adams Ave., Des Moines, IA  50310.  You may also visit her at the Every Step Care Center, 3800 Easton Blvd., Des Moines, IA  50317.  Corinne's family will let us know if there are any changes in her condition.
 
New Address:  Rotary Club of East Polk County, P.O. Box 73, Altoona, IA  50009
 
 
From District 6000 -
 
District 6000 R.I.S.E. Action Team (Resources for Inspiration and Special Events) Co-Chairs Joyce Taylor and Sarah Simon share this with you:
"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion."
 
Olabsi Gwamna, PhD, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant, Editor Foundation Minute District 6000 Foundation Action Team - Welcome to Week 2 of Rotary International's Basic Education and Literacy Month.  
All over the United States schools have resumed and Rotarians have helped distribute dictionaries, shoes, and many other necessary supplies to needy children to enable them to focus better on their studies.  In other parts of the world, TRF is sponsoring projects aimed at promoting literacy; especially among teenage girls in remote corners of the world.  Addressing his "fellow game changers" in the current issue of Rotary Magazine, Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, highlights the importance of educating the female person.  "Without education, illiterate children become illiterate adults.  Today, 14 percent of the world's adult population - 762 million people - lack basic reading and writing skills.  Two-thirds of that group are women.  Literacy and numeracy skills are essential to obtain better housing, healthcare and jobs over a lifetime.  Especially for women and girls, literacy can be a life-or-death issue. 
 
Polio Eradication Update - Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36 - No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!  WHO and UNICEF would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi for his generous contribution of US $13 million to support global polio activities.  This funding contribution compliments contributions through the UAE Pakistan Assistance Program for campaign activities in Pakistan.
 
Upcoming Events -
 
October 19 - District Governor Alka Khanolkar
                       meets with the Board
October 20 - Alka will speak to the entire membership
                       at our regular morning meeting
 
February 18 - Bowling Bash at Great Escape
 
                        
Schedule for Rotarian of the Day:
 
Meeting DateRotarian of the DaySpeakerAdditional Notes
Sept. 7NO RAW TONIGHT  
Sept. 8Norma Bettis
Captain Todd Trobaugh, Altoona Police, Canine Department
Chad Hulen, Handler.
 
 
Sept. 15Mike Hamilton
 
Board Meeting
Sept. 22
Dave Burrier
 
Business Meeting
 
 
 
 
Norma Bettis, Secretary