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Greetings East Polk Rotarians,
Marie is our Rotarian of the Day tomorrow.  She always has something interesting, so please join us if you can.
Welcome to Betty Bartram, our newest member approved by the board at our meeting last week.  Betty is employed by Paychex.  She has expressed interest in our projects and we are looking forward to having her in our club.
Please note that next week is our "fifth Wednesday social."  It's Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sam's Bar and Grill, 3160 8th St. SW, Ste P, Altoona.  Please RSVP to Tom by phone or email if you can attend.  Please come for a fun night of trivia.  (There will be no morning meeting on March 29.)
Meeting Schedule - 2023
DATE            ROTD             SPEAKER
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, 5-9 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, WDM
Saturday, May 6, Caring Hands, Altoona
     Community Grill and Plant Sale, more details to follow
Friday, May 12, 8:30 a.m., Southeast Polk High School
     Iowa Technology Exposition - sign up to judge
From District 6000 -
Terry Ziegler, Rotary Region 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser -No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.
We are now 26 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - on 9/15/22 in Pakistan.  Confidence in surveillance is essential for certifying a Polio-free world.  The latest recommendations from the independent global certification body -- The Global Committee for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) met recently in Amman, Jordan, to review progress towards interrupting wild Poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) transmission in polio-endemic Pakistan and Afghanistan, implementation of the Global Surveillance Action Plan, and to hear from the six regional certification commissions on current regional priorities and issues.  "It will be the quality of polio virus surveillance that will allow the GCC to certify the eradication of WPV1 with the highest possible level of confidence," said Professor David Salisbury, GCC Chair, Support water, sanitation and hygiene efforts on World Water Day (March 22).
Olabisi Gwamna, Editor, Foundation Minute - Welcome to Week 4 of RI's Month of Water and Sanitation.
Fresh news from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green where Molly Parker Robinson of Benton, Kentucky was recently granted a $50,000 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship to pursue dual master's degrees in the political economy of development.  She will study human rights and humanitarian action at Sciences Po in Paris France and development management at London School of Economics in London, United Kingdom. Foundation Minute wishes TRF's newest awardee bon voyage and much success in her studies!
Yours in service,
Norma Bettis