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Racine Founder's

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:00 AM
Racine Country Club
2801 Northwestern Av.
Racine, WI 53404-2247
United States of America
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This week, Friday December 3rd, Our Rotary meeting will be at RCC at 7:00 AM. Greeter is Jim Eastman, Fine is Stephen Kohl and Thought is Darryl Sturino. Our speaker will be Dave Giordano from "Root-Pike Win.org:

Upcoming duties
Date
Location
Greeter
Fine
Thought
     
   
 
 
RCC
Eastman, Jim
Kohl, Stephen
Sturino, Darryl
RCC
Eberle, David
Kryger, Ko
Tatum, Ronald
Thursday December 16
Christmas Party 
RCC
Gallien, Eric
Lang, Ian
Vail, Larry
no meeting
 
 
 
no meeting
 
 
 

 


 


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Omicron Update

A collage of images portraying the Omicron variant

Francis Scialabba

As scientists work to collect more information about the new, highly mutated variant of Covid-19 called Omicron, world leaders are stressing patience, feuding over travel bans, and pushing boosters. Here’s the latest.

Boosters get a boost: The CDC leveled up its booster recommendation, now saying that all US adults "should" get one. The UK is also accelerating its booster rollout in light of Omicron, opening up third shots to all adults.

Biden tried to soothe Americans’ nerves: The president called Omicron a “cause for concern, not a cause for panic.” He doesn’t anticipate additional travel restrictions or lockdowns on account of Omicron, which gave a boost to airline stocks.

Speaking of travel bans: They’re extremely contentious. The UN’s secretary-general called out the many countries who’ve banned travel from southern Africa, where the new strain was first detected, saying that region “should not be penalized for identifying and sharing crucial science...with the world.” Japan, Morocco, and Israel have closed their borders to all outside travelers.

Therapeutics: Companies working on treatments that combat Covid-19 said they believed their drugs would be effective against Omicron. Pfizer’s CEO said his company’s antiviral pill was designed with mutations in mind, so he has a “very high level of confidence” it will work.—NF

In Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act of civil disobedience.

“The mother of the civil rights movement,” as Rosa Parks is known, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913. She worked as a seamstress and in 1943 joined the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

According to a Montgomery city ordinance in 1955, African Americans were required to sit at the back of public buses and were also obligated to give up those seats to white riders if the front of the bus filled up. Parks was in the first row of the Black section when the white driver demanded that she give up her seat to a white man. Parks’ refusal was spontaneous but was not merely brought on by her tired feet, as is the popular legend. In fact, local civil rights leaders had been planning a challenge to Montgomery’s racist bus laws for several months, and Parks had been privy to this discussion.

Learning of Parks’ arrest, the NAACP and other African American activists immediately called for a bus boycott to be held by Black citizens on Monday, December 5. Word was spread by fliers, and activists formed the Montgomery Improvement Association to organize the protest. The first day of the bus boycott was a great success, and that night the 26-year-old Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., told a large crowd gathered at a church, “The great glory of American democracy is the right to protest for right.” 

Many people are resigning from their jobs this year. Below are excerpts from four different and famous resignations. Can you name the people who were resigning?
 
  1. “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”
  2. “Dear Mr. Secretary: I hereby resign the Office of President of the United States.”
  3. “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”
  4. “Keep inventing, and don't despair when at first the idea looks crazy. Remember to wander. Let curiosity be your compass. It remains Day 1.”
The Founders Rotary Christmas Party will be on Thursday December 16th at 5:30 PM at Racine Country Club. Sign up through Carmella Venturini. 
*******Also mark your calendar for our annual Rotary Food Basket Delivery on Saturday December 11th starting at 10:00 AM.
 
 
Racine Founder's Rotary Club
 
Member Birthdays for December
Wyant, Peter- Dec 01
Venturini, Carmella- Dec 08
Spitzner, Aaron- Dec 14
Stein, Kelli- Dec 20
Nelson, Jonathan- Dec 24
Lang, Ian- Dec 25
Patzke, Ponch- Dec 28
                                                                                

ANSWER

  1. Steve Jobs
  2. Richard Nixon
  3. Pope Benedict XVI
  4. Jeff Bezos
    
 
Date
Location
Greeter
Fine
Thought
     
   
 
 
RCC
Eastman, Jim
Kohl, Stephen
Sturino, Darryl
RCC
Eberle, David
Kryger, Ko
Tatum, Ronald
Thursday December 16
Christmas Party 
RCC
Gallien, Eric
Lang, Ian
Vail, Larry
no meeting
 
 
 
no meeting
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
 
    
     
     
 
Rotary Food Basket Delivery is on Saturday Dec. 11th.