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Los Osos, CA 93402
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An achievement decades in the making 

Not detecting any wild poliovirus in Africa is in stark contrast to the situation in 1996, when 75,000 children there were paralyzed by the disease. That year, at a meeting of the Organization of African Unity in Cameroon, African heads of state committed to eradicating the disease from the continent. 

To bolster the effort, also in 1996, Rotary, its GPEI partners, and South African President Nelson Mandela launched the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign. Using soccer matches and celebrity endorsements, the campaign raised awareness of polio and helped more than 30 African countries to hold their first National Immunization Days. Mandela’s call to action helped mobilize leaders across the continent to increase their efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine. 

Since 1996, countless Rotary members from across Africa and around the world have raised funds, immunized children, and promoted vaccinations, enabling the GPEI to respond to and stop polio outbreaks. More than 9 billion doses of oral polio vaccine have been provided throughout the region, preventing an estimated 1.8 million cases of paralysis. Each year, about 2 million volunteers help vaccinate 220 million children against polio multiple times in the African region. 

Rotary members have contributed nearly $890 million toward polio eradication efforts in the African region. The funds have allowed Rotary to issue PolioPlus grants to fund polio surveillance, transportation, awareness campaigns, and National Immunization Days. 

Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria PolioPlus committee, noted Rotarians’ tremendous contributions to polio eradication efforts in Africa: “From raising funds and immunizing children, to providing ‘polio plusses,’ such as soap and health kits, Rotary members have shown resilience and steadfast dedication to our top priority of ending polio.”

Rotary members have helped build extensive polio infrastructure that has been used to respond to COVID-19 and, in 2014, the Ebola crisis, as well as to protect communities from yellow fever and bird flu. 

Challenges still ahead

The GPEI’s challenge now is to eradicate wild poliovirus in the two countries where the disease has never been stopped: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Additionally, routine immunization in Africa must also be strengthened to keep the wild poliovirus from returning and to protect children against circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus, which is rare but continues to infect people in parts of the African region. 

To eradicate polio, multiple high-quality immunization campaigns must continue to be given priority. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s necessary to keep children vaccinated against polio while also protecting health workers from COVID-19 and making sure they don’t contribute to its transmission. 

Global health officials and experts say that sustained fundraising and advocacy are still crucial, not only to protect gains in Africa, but to reach the ultimate goal of a world without polio. Rotary members still have a critical role to play in keeping the African region free of wild poliovirus and eliminating the virus in the two countries where polio remains endemic.

As Knaack said, “This is a big step in our journey to a polio-free world, but the fight is not over yet. We still need the support of our Rotary members, donors, and heroic effort of health care workers to finish the job.”

The Rotary Club of Los Osos is proud to announce our 2020 Morro Bay High School  Scholarship Winners:
 
Justin Brian Castillo
Breanna Hixon
Rhianna Malapit
Evalynn Moylan
Veriamo Tepano Padgett
Joseph Ruddell
Faye Vavra
Jenna Wheeler (not pictured)
 
Rotary Club of Los Osos Scholarship Selection Committee member Dick Pacaoan celebrates with this years recipients in front of the Rotary Sign 
 
We congratulate each of them for their selection based on academic achievement, personal values & community service!
 
 
 
In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and apply an abundance of caution, the Rotary Club of Los Osos has canceled all face-to-face meetings and activities through the end of May. All projects and commitments will be evaluated for alternate means of achieving Club goals. Please check back for updates. 
 
President Jim Quesenberry is researching the options for on line meetings through Zoom or GoToMeeting.
In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and apply an abundance of caution, the Rotary Club of Los Osos has canceled all face-to-face meetings and activities through the end of March. All projects and commitments will be evaluated for alternate means of achieving Club goals. Please check back for updates. 
For the YELLOW game:
 
1st qtr     SF  3  KC 7    Ticket #64  for $50
Halftime SF 10 KC 10  Ticket #18 for $150
3rd qtr    SF  20 KC 10  Ticket #18 for $50
Final       SF 20  KC 31  Ticket #80 for $150
 
 
For the BLUE game:
 
1st qtr     SF  3  KC 7    Ticket #16  for $50
Halftime SF 10 KC 10  Ticket #40 for $150
3rd qtr    SF  20 KC 10  Ticket #40 for $50
Final       SF 20  KC 31  Ticket #37 for $150
 
Thank you for supporting the Rotary Club of Los Osos and the fight against Polio worldwide. The Gates Foundation is matching funds raised by 2 to 1 for every dollar.
Find your ticket number on the corresponding color grid. Follow the number to each axis on the top and to the left to find the number you are rooting for as the last digit of the for the quarters, half and final score for each team. Winners will be notified by phone as the scores are posted.  Good luck and thank you for supporting the fight against Polio!
 
 
 
 
Tony Lindstrom, of Golden State Water in Los Osos, presents a donation of $1000 to RC Los Osos President Jim Quesenberry and member Leonard Moothart to fund the travel of four representatives from the Club to Caborca, Mexico to give Polio drops to children in the agricultural barrio and raise awareness of the ongoing threat of Polio in the world. Rotary has been a leader in the Polio eradication effort which is nearly complete, but ongoing vaccinations are required for children under the age of 5.
 
 
For the 29th year your Rotary Club of Los Osos merrily presents the Senior Holiday Dinner on Monday, December 9th at the South Bay Community Center 2180 Palisades in Los Osos. All Los Osos Seniors are welcome for this turkey dinner with all the trimmings compliments of the Rotary Club of Los Osos as a gift to the seniors in our community. Doors open at 5:00 with service starting at 5:30 and continuing until 7:00 or when the food is gone.   
 

 
 
What a series and what a game. A lot of score changes in the second part of the game made it really exciting, except for the person holding the ticket for the early
2-0 score!
 
The winning ticket for $1000 #81!
Instant winners for $20 each:  #60 ; #40 ; #90 ;  # 31   & # 75 
 
All winners have been invited to attend our meeting on Friday to collect their winnings. 
 
 
 
 
The winner matches the last digit of the FINAL SCORE in the FINAL GAME for each team.
Find your ticket # in the grid, then trace to the side and the top for the score you are rooting for.
 
Best of 7 game series. Game 4 is Saturday 10/26.

 

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