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HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT EAST POLK ROTARY
Greetings East Polk Rotarians,
 
At last week's meeting we watched the human trafficking awareness program for lodging providers.  While not geared toward non-lodging folks like us, there is some valuable information in it.  One of our goals for the Civitas group is to get as many Rotarians certified, meaning passing the test on the web site.  If you have done so, please let me know so I can provide a count to the group at our meeting next Monday.  The web site for the test (and training if a refresher is needed) is https://stophtiowa.org/training library.  Please let me know if you have any issues with the site.
 
Our Rotarian of the Day tomorrow is Dr. Dirk Halupnik.  He will give an update on Southeast Polk Schools.
 
 
Meeting Schedule - 2022/2023
DATE                                                  ROTD                                    SPEAKER
9/28/2022           Dirk Halupnik          Board Meeting
10/5/2022           Business Meeting      +  Breakfast
10/12/2022         Steven Mather
10/19/2022         Chris Schon
 
Curt Gause, President
East Polk Rotary
 
Rotary Club of East Polk County, PO Box 73, Altoona, IA  50009
Meets Wednesday at 7:00 a.m., Caring Hands Outreach, 602 3rd St. SW, Altoona, IA
 
From District 6000
 
Olabisi Gwamna, Foundation Minute - Welcome to Week 4 of RI's Month of Basic Education & Literacy
In response to Rotary International's focus on increasing its impact, and mobilizing networks in order to create lasting solutions, TRF created Programs of Scale to support Rotary member-led evidence-based programs with demonstrated success.
 
Each year, Programs of Scale will support a competitive grant process resulting in one award of US $2 million that is distributed over a three-to-five-year period to a club-or district-sponsored program showing success and readiness to expand to help more people in more places.  TRF $2M Programs of Scale Recipient for this year is The Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria.  Aimed at reducing the maternal and neonatal mortality rates in four Nigerian states by 25%, the grant is a collaboration of the following entities:  Rotary Districts 1860 (Germany); 9110, 9125, 9141 and 9142 (Nigeria); the Rotary Action Group for Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health; Nigerian Federal State Ministries of Health; Medical Associations and Community Leaders.  The $2M grant will enable the program to provide education and training for quality care, knowledge of healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies and full adoption of the national system for death surveillance and response.  In additions, the grant will expand health education for families as well as access to quality clinical care for pregnant women, mothers and babies.
 
Terry Ziegler, Rotary Region 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser - Four new Wild Polio cases were reported this week.  World Polio Day is October 24.
Our Goal - Global Polio Eradication.
 
Yours in service,
 
Norma Bettis