Please join us this Saturday as we continue our celebration of Basic Education and Literacy month. As anticipated Rtn. Keturah will conclude the month’s activities with another excellent presentation. Last week Saturday September 19, 2015, Dr. Deepak gave an excellent presentation on childhood diabetes mellitis. For those in attendance I am sure you would all agree with me; it was enlightening, for those who missed it hopefully we could invite Dr. Deepak back.
Excellent news was shared with the world at large but especially our Rotary family:
· On 21 September 2015, the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) officially verified the worldwide eradication of wild poliovirus type 2 (WPV2). Convening in Bali, Indonesia, on 21 September 2015, the GCC verified the eradication of this strain after reviewing formal documentation submitted by Member States. The last detected WPV2 dates to October 1999, from Aligarh, northern India.
· The announcement marks a major landmark in the global efforts to eradicate all three wild poliovirus serotypes: WPV1, WPV2 and WPV3. WPV3 has not been detected globally since November 2012 (in Nigeria); the only remaining endemic WPV1 strains are now restricted to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Best regards, Carol
Director | PolioPlus
DG Felix’s visit – October 17, 2015 at 9:00am EDT/8:00am EST. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
This past Wednesday was scheduled as a training meeting., and the subject was Rotary Foundation Basics. I had at the ready an excellent PowerPoint presentation provided by RI. Unfortunately, only Rotarian Keturah and I were in attendance. We discussed the foundation and clarified some questions that she had. We are sorry that you all missed it. The presentation is posted on our home page and is accessible by clicking here Your knowledge of how Rotary manages to do so much good in the world requires a basic understanding of The Rotary Foundation. I encourage you to view it and bring your questions to Jacqueline or me.
ANNUAL FUND is the primary source of funding for all Foundation activities. Our annual contributions help Rotary Clubs take action to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Our gift helps strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children and fight disease.
Through our annual Sustaining Member contributions of $100 or more, the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean, 7020 has been a 100% EREY contributor since we were chartered in 2013. Let us continue to support The Rotary Foundation (TRF) through our annual donations.
We have been and continue to “Be a gift to the World”.