Sunrise Rotary

By Bill Gates - January 10, 2018

The world is closer than ever before to wiping out polio.

Last year, the world saw the fewest number of polio cases—just 21, according to the latest figures.

That’s incredible, especially when you consider that just 30 years ago, there were 350,000 cases of polio per year worldwide.

The heroes who have made this progress possible are the millions of vaccinators who have gone door to door to immunize more than 2.5 billion children. Thanks to their work 16 million people who would have been paralyzed are walking today.

But the job is not over. The few polio cases left can be found in three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. Many of the vaccinators in these countries continue to work in difficult and dangerous conditions to protect children from this paralyzing disease.

They deserve our thanks and support as we work toward the day when no child is at risk of polio.

Left to Right;  Senator Gerald Regan (Speaker), Glenn Dobie, Senator Nancy Greene - Raine
“Glenn Dobie has been instrumental in organizing a very successful Gran Fondo cycling event on the North Star Rails to Trails from Cranbrook to Kimberley, B.C. All proceeds from this prestigious event are directed to trail enhancement and other Rotary projects. He has been a champion of using local trails to promote healthy living."
Glenn's Comments:
It is amazing the reach that our Gran Fondo has travelled.  To have been selected by Senator Nancy-Greene Raine to receive a medal was quite humbling to say the least. I explained to Nancy that the recognition truly belongs to the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club. I was quite surprised and thrilled to meet numerous people who have heard about the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo.
The Senate 150th Anniversary Medal celebrates the achievements of Canadians who have made significant contributions to their community and commemorates Canada's 150th anniversary.
The presentation was last Thursday in the Senate Chambers in Ottawa.
Congratulations Glenn on the well deserved recognition.!
When this club was first organized back in the summer and fall of 1996, we made a conscious decision to not get on the Bingo train. The decision not to be involved in Bingos or have anything to do with the gaming commission was probably the wisest thing we have ever done. As a result our fundraising efforts have been directed to projects such as the Friends of the Library Book sale, the Rockies Film Festival, the Discount Golf Card and of course in recent years the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo. 
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