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HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2016!

WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY MEETING

FOR

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016

President's Message

President CamilleThe New Year will come with new expectations, new opportunities, new challenges, and most definitely a whole lot of ways we can improve the lives of those less fortunate. 
 
As we venture in the unknown, let us together enhance the work of Rotary International.  I hope that 2016 will come with great enthusiasm and team work.
 
 “The gift of God’s presence through you is your gift to the world – Be a gift to the world in all we think, say or do” – Happy New Year.
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE ROTARY MINUTE

 
 

QUOTATIONS REGARDING ROTARY

by Rotary International Presidents

 
 
1920-21 Estes Snedecor (law), Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon, USA. Rotary vision: To make its teachings a guiding principle and vitalizing force in the lives of men everywhere.
 
“Every Rotary club should be made a forum before which vital economic and social problems may be fairly and intelligently discussed. Club programs should stimulate thought, widen the horizon, and deepen conviction.”
 
— The Program for the Year, THE ROTARIAN, August 1920
 
 
 
1921-22 Crawford C. McCullough (surgery), Rotary Club of Fort William, Ontario, Canada. Rotary vision: Applying the organization’s simplicity and sincerity of purpose to service worldwide.
 
“There is nothing intangible about Rotary: It is reality itself. To give is to receive; to lose oneself is to find oneself; to be happy is to serve. These are old truths…for the individual…and the mass, whether application be in the exchange of goods, toil, knowledge, or love.”
 
— The Meaning of Rotary, THE ROTARIAN, November 1921
 
 
 

ABCs OF ROTARY

 
Cliff Dochterman, Past Rotary International President

 

The Definition of Rotary

How do you describe the organization called "Rotary"? There are so many characteristics of a Rotary club as well as the activities of a million Rotarians. There are the features of service, internationality, fellowship,
classifications of each vocation, development of goodwill and world understanding, the emphasis of high ethical standards, concern for other people and many more.

In 1976 the Rotary International Board of Directors was interested in creating a concise definition of the fundamental aspects of Rotary. They turned to the three men who were then serving on Rotary's Public Relations Committee and requested that a one-sentence definition of Rotary be prepared. After numerous drafts, the committee presented this definition, which has been used ever since in various Rotary publications:

"Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world."

Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, "What is a Rotary club?"
 

 

POLIO UPDATE - DECEMBER 2015

  • There are four months to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine. This will be an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here
 
 

BIVALENT ORAL POLIO VACCINE

 
Bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) consists of live, attenuated (weakened) poliovirus strains of type 1 and type 3. It simultaneously targets the two remaining types of wild poliovirus (type 1 and type 3) and was developed to improve the efficiency and impact of vaccination campaigns in areas where both types of poliovirus co-circulate.

Bivalent oral polio vaccine was first used in Afghanistan in December 2009, when 2.8 million children under five years old received the vaccine.
 

Advantages

Bivalent oral polio vaccine offers the same advantages as OPV. In addition:
  • For both types 1 and 3 polio, bOPV is more effective than OPV and almost as good as the monovalent vaccines, yet in a package that delivers both at once.
  • bOPV allows countries to simplify vaccine logistics and optimize protection.
  • In areas where access to children is limited, using bOPV helps maximise the impact of each contact with a child.

Efficacy

Bivalent OPV is at least 30% more effective than trivalent OPV and almost as good as the respective monovalent OPVs.
 
 

Recommended use

It is recommended that bOPV is introduced as rapidly as possible into supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) of all endemic countries and in some outbreak settings. The vaccine is recommended for use in SIAs to complement the ongoing large-scale use of trivalent OPV for routine immunization and SIAs, and the use of monovalent OPVs for SIAs.
 
 
 

A CRITICAL STEP IN POLIO ERADICATION

Overview

Objective 2 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 calls for an important transition in the vaccines used to eradicate polio and requires the removal of all oral polio vaccines (OPVs) in the long term. This will eliminate the rare risks of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV).
 
The withdrawal of OPVs must occur in a globally synchronized manner, starting in April 2016 with a switch from trivalent OPV (tOPV) to bivalent OPV (bOPV), removing the type 2 component (OPV2) from immunization programmes.
 
 
Bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV)

 

POST ERADICATION

 
The work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative will not end once polio has been eradicated.  Activities will be needed to minimize the risks of poliovirus re-introduction and the emergency of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV).
 
To prepare for the management of these risks, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has a multi-pronged programme of work consisting of research, new product development, strategy formulation and policy development.
 

WHAT HAPPENED ON WEDNESDAY

December 30, 2015

 

SHARING SOME OF THE JOY

OF THIS PAST WEEK...

 
No matter what beliefs you hold (or don't), this is the type of kindness that we should see more of in the world today.
 
Truly amazing -- good job, Fairview PD and Cross Point Church.
 
 
 
This video can inspire anyone and everyone to become a better person and a better citizen.
 
 
 
 
We had a small but very happy and productive group with a great discussion and fellowship!  Join us next time!
 
 
 

COACH'S CORNER (...PDG Diana)

A repeat from last week - for your attention and information!
 
 
 
Consider attending a presidential conference in 2016 and find innovative ways to improve your community. Conferences are hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. Each will highlight one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus: 
 
Conferences will be led by local Rotary districts and are open to nonmembers as well as members. They will feature engaging speakers, informative general sessions, and hands-on workshops. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow leaders and take away new ideas and strategies to put into action.
 
Presidential conference
 
 

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

with a Science Quiz

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SEASON'S GREETINGS TO ALL

 
 
 

TO CLOSE THE MEETING -

THE ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST

of the things we think, say, or do...
 
 
 
 
 
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