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Greetings East Polk Rotarians,
One more day to sign up for the District Conference to have your registration paid by the club.  Only requirement is that you attend the conference.  The regional conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Des Moines from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.  We would like to have you there.
Please go online and sign up to be a judge at the Iowa Technology Exposition at Southeast Polk High School on Friday, May 12.  This is a great opportunity for the students to receive recognition for the projects they have done in their shop classes.  And, a great opportunity for us to judge them and provide medals and scholarships for their work.
Norma is our Rotarian of the Day tomorrow.  Tyler Phelps from the Rotary Club of Greater Des Moines will give a presentation on their club's fundraising project - the World's Largest Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament at The Hall DSM on April 15.
Meeting Schedule - 2023
DATE            ROTD             SPEAKER
3/15/23           Norma Bettis                         Tyler Phelps
3/22/23           Marie Pipes                        + Board Meeting
3/29/23           Evening Social - March 28 - Sam's Bar & Grill 
4/5/23             Business Meeting                + Breakfast
4/12/23           Miriam
4/19/23           Tom
4/25/23           Mike
5/3/23             CIVITAS on 5/2 - no morning meeting
Thank you,
Curt Gause, President
East Polk Rotary
Rotary Club of East Polk County, PO Box 73, Altoona, IA  50009
Meets Wednesday, 7:00 a.m., Caring Hands Outreach, 602 3rd St SW, Altoona
Important Upcoming Dates for East Polk Rotary -
Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m.
     District 6000 Regional Conference, Hilton Garden Inn, WDM
Saturday, May 6, Caring Hands, Altoona
     Community Grill and Plant Sale
Friday, May 12, 8:30 a.m., Southeast Polk High School
     Iowa Technology Exposition
From District 6000 -
Terry Ziegler, Rotary Region 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser -No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.
Malawi - A year since Malawi confirmed its first case of wild poliovirus type 1 in 30 years (a case originating in Pakistan), more than 33 million children across five southern African countries have been vaccinated against the virus, with over 80 million vaccine doses administered over the past year.
Olabisi Gwamna, Editor, Foundation Minute - Welcome to Week 2 of RI's Month of Water and Sanitation.
Twenty per cent of the Northland population in New Zealand under the age of 15 have had a mood or anxiety diagnosed as of 2021, according to Northland District Health Board.  On the first week of March, Manaia View School in Whangarel hosted the launch of the Rotary Te Tai Tokerau Tamariki Mental Wellbeing Project, the first of its kind in New Zealand.  The project's purpose is to support teachers and provide them with the necessary resources and training to address the rise of mental illness in children.  Rotary Tai Tokerau Tamariki Mental Health chairman Peter Smith said the project has been brewing in the background after a conference looking at why Northland is behind in its health and education.  "There's no real support for kids in primary school, so when they're angry or sad, and they know they are, but they don't know why...This program tells them to sort of take a breath and understand why am I sad, why am I angry, what can I do,'' said Smith.
Yours in service,
Norma Bettis