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Rotary Club of Ladner has returned to holding weekly club meetings in person in conjunction with Zoom for virtual attendance of club members, guests and guest speakers. If you are interested in attending a club meeting and wish to confirm, please contact President Peter Roaf or one of our board members, listed bottom right column.
  September 28, 2020
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spread of wild poliovirus in African region halted 
Rotary and its partners are celebrating a monumental achievement with the announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 25, 2020 that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority. -- story by by Ryan Hyland
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Arthur Drive cleaned up for Fall
A section of Arthur Drive in Ladner, starting at the intersection with Ladner Trunk Road, is now tidied up for the Fall, thanks to a team of six club members who ventured into the rain on September 19, 2020 to pick up trash left over the summer. Arthur Birk, optimistic in his sunny weather gear, applied his dental skills to ensuring no scrap escaped his pincer pick up stick. -- photos by C. Offer and P. Roaf
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Pumpkin sales to end polio on World Polio Day, October 24th
Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
 
With the recent announcement of the World Health Organization that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of the African region, Rotary and its partners are celebrating this historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.
 
To salute World Polio Day, on Saturday, October 24th, Rotary Club of Ladner is holding a “Pumpkins for Polio” sales events with entire proceeds going to the End Polio campaign: 10 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Tsawwassen Mills mall.
 
For every US$3.00 donated to the campaign, a child is fully protected against polio and is given a chance to lead a fulfilling life and, when matched twice by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a total of three children is spared the life crippling, sometimes lethal, disease.
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Recent Rotary achievements by our club and Rotary International
At Ladner Rotary's first in person meeting after several months of virtual ones, it was a happy reunion for some, but many are still missed. Protocols for health and safety were followed. The members were reminded about some of our recent achievements as a club, as a District of 50 clubs and as a global people of action group of 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million members.
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Eyeglasses collection brings precious gift of vision
to children in developing countries
A young man in Ethiopia, who struggled over many years to read and write, and yearned for an education, had been regarded as stupid and forced out of school at grade two, because he was blind. He put on eyeglasses for the first time and, as a new world opened up for him, said as a plea, now, “How can I learn?” His life might have been so much for fulfilling if he had eyeglasses when he was a child.
 
The second hand eyeglasses and professional help came to this man half way around the world thanks to the Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS), based in Burnaby, BC, founded by Optometrist Dr. Marina Roma-March.
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Rotary District 5040 second among 21 across Canada in per member giving
Among the 21 Rotary Districts across Canada, in our District 5040, of 50 clubs in Greater Vancouver and up the coast to Prince Rupert, per member giving to The Rotary Foundation of US$170 was second highest in 2019-20.
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Education and literacy a key focus in September
This month parents and teachers face the complex challenge of returning children to a safe and secure environment in schools during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this setback, we are most fortunate to have access to the educational system we have here. Around the world more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 
 
an open air school
 
Rotarians strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy. They fight for literacy among adults so they can build better lives, build more peace and free themselves from those who control and oppress their communities. 
 
 
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Rotary keeps changing over 115 years
Rotary Opens Opportunities as it keeps changing in service to our community and communities all over the world. Rotary District 5040 Governor Dave Hamilton, of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, visited the Rotary Club of Ladner, one of 50 in the District. He was accompanied by Dean Hsieh, Assistant Governor for Delta and Richmond. The meeting was the first hybrid format meeting with 15 members and 4 guests at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn and eight joining the meeting by Zoom.
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Technology intersects with service: eClub
Next Vista for Learning is a free, web-based library of videos by, and for, teachers and students. Through his work with NextVista.org, based in Silicon Valley, California, as founder, executive director, and lead janitor, Jason Hurley, as a former teacher, has had the opportunity to speak to and train teachers all over the United States and beyond. Given his love for seeing new places, connecting with students and teachers across the globe, he has helped broaden the offerings of the NextVista.org library in many ways. 
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