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San Antonio at Dominion
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Tuesdays at 11:59 PM
Dominion Country Club
One Dominion Drive
San Antonio, TX 78257
United States of America
1st through 3rd Tuesdays are NOON meetings . . . 4th Tuesday is an evening social at a location TBA . . . no meetings on the 5th Tuesday.
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Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

Explore the history of Rotary and polio eradication

 

 

By the numbers

  • $3

    average cost to fully protect a child against polio

  • 430 million

    children in total vaccinated in 39 countries in 2017

  • $100 million

    cost to conduct polio surveillance worldwide
     

The official handover of new toilets and a kitchen at Samuel Ntsiko School, the last of seven schools to benefit from a Rotary Global Grant, was a joyous occasion. This remarkable transformation was made possible through the generous contributions of Rotary clubs worldwide, including a significant $1,000 donation from the Dominion Rotary Club.

The project, a long but rewarding journey, has brought about an amazing change for the students and teachers. The excitement and gratitude of the children is a testament to the impact of this endeavor.

While the official handover marks a significant milestone, the work continues. Additional improvements, ongoing education programs, and the fostering of strong partnerships with local schools are all part of ensuring the project's lasting impact.

Pack 109 had a great day at Natural Bridge Caverns this past Saturday!  The Scouts had a private tour of the cavern and its amazing formations.  They learned about the history of the caverns’ formation and enjoyed a pizza party together afterwards.  Everyone had a great time! 

Polio Eradication And The Strengthening Of Public Health, an article in Forbes Magazine

Polio’s defeat lies within reach.

Today, wild poliovirus (WPV) is endemic in just two countries with 12 existing cases between them: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Vaccination has eliminated the disease in every other country of the world. Vaccination campaigns aim to reach every child who remains unvaccinated in these countries — auguring a complete end to the transmission of WPV. The victory would make polio the second infectious disease, after smallpox, to be certified eradicated.

Among the many reasons to celebrate the polio eradication capstone is the creation of a durable polio infrastructure that can be integrated with national health systems to tackle other diseases and strengthen health emergency response systems.

For 35 years, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has spearheaded a mass vaccination effort. Composed of national governments and partner organizations, this innovative international public-private partnership developed the knowledge, network and tools to conduct mass polio immunization campaigns. Rotary International, a GPEI founding member along with UNICEF, has played a distinct and integral role. Rotary’s advocacy, fundraising and community mobilization have made possible the immunization of 3 billion children since GPEI’s founding in 1988, when polio still paralyzed 1,000 children every day.

 
Read the rest of the article:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/unicefusa/2024/02/08/polio-eradication-and-the-strengthening-of-public-health-systems/?sh=5512cac0322c
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Challenge yourself to earn your own self-awarded "degree" via Rotary's Learning Center! The Rotary Learning Center already has built in a certificate-awarding process, so take advantage of the Web site's opportunities as often as you can: learn as much as you can, as fast as you can, as deeply as you can. What you learn from the Rotary Learning Center is likely to be applicable wherever you work, worship, volunteer, learn, play or thrive!
 
To find the Learning Center, sign in to your my Rotary account on the RI Website https://www.rotary.org/en.
The Learning Center link is both in the top of the page tool bar drop down menu ( under “Learning & Reference” ) and in your home page section “Online Tools”. You may be asked to sign in again to the Learning Center. That will take you to a page like the one to the left here with the course catalog listings. In the upper left hand corner are 3 horizontal lines that you can click on to see a menu where you can find the courses you have enrolled in or completed as well as other information.
 
 
 
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San Antonio at Dominion
We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:59 PM
Dominion Country Club
One Dominion Drive
San Antonio, TX 78257
United States of America
1st through 3rd Tuesdays are NOON meetings . . . 4th Tuesday is an evening social at a location TBA . . . no meetings on the 5th Tuesday.
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We LEAD through example in charitable giving and work.
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