Rotary Rewind – Dec. 12, 2018
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Holiday Meeting Next Week:Be sure not to miss next week’s noon meeting, our final meeting of 2018! We will be entertained my musical groups from Forest Grove High School. This will also be our joint meeting with the Daybreak Club. Make plans to join us next Wednesday at Pacific University.
No Place Like Dark For The Holidays: After our Dec. 19 meeting, we will “be dark” on Wed., Dec. 26. We will meet again on Wed., Jan. 2, at Pacific University.
Hope for the Holidays: Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our annual Hope for the Holidays service project. We have raised over $10,000 to help make it a better holiday for some needy families in our area.
The shopping excursion will take place on Tues., Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., at Walmart in Cornelius. We are in need of Rotary volunteers to assist the families in shopping. If you did not sign up on Wednesday and would like to help out, please contact Claudia Yakos or Sharon Olmstead.
Satellite Club Holiday Dinner: The Satellite Club will have its annual holiday potluck dinner coming up on Thurs., Dec. 20, from 6:30-9 p.m. The dinner will take place at the home of Julia Kollar, 3612 Summit Pointe Ct. Plan on bringing a food item to share.
Rotary Foundation Update: To date, club members have contributed a total of $2,990 towards The Rotary Foundation and $1,090 towards PolioPlus. We are a third of the way towards reaching our club goals of $9,000 for TRF giving and $1,500 towards PolioPlus giving. Thank you!
Youth Funding Awards: The Youth Funding Committee made the first of its annual funding awards as last Wednesday’s meeting. Congratulations to Ballet Forest Grove, Forest Grove High School football and Gaston High School volleyball. We are proud to support the opportunities they provide for local youth!
Be The Inspiration Award: This week’s Be The Inspiration award winner is Jim Crisp as presented by Sharon Olmstead. Congratulations Jim!
Troop 213 Tree Lot Canceled: In a break of tradition of many decades, the Scouting troop connected to our club, Troop 213, will not be selling Christmas trees this year. With the shortage of trees in the Northwest due to the hot summer weather, the troop’s tree supplier sold the trees to another party without letting the troop know. The tree lot is the primary fundraiser for the troop.
Next Week’s Duty Roster: Make note of your assignment!
Greeters: Mark Nakajima & Greg Nemchick
Thought for the Day: Alma Lozano
Rototeller Article: Mike Hundley
Raffle Prize: Greg Nemchick
Wednesday’s Program: PDG Dennis Wickham, PolioPlus
Past District Governor Dennis Wickham spoke to our club about the impact of the Polio Eradication program. Dennis has been a member of the Rotary Club of Greater Clark County, Vancouver, Washington, since 1997 where he also served as club President. He has served in multiple roles while in Rotary including serving as District Governor during the 2008-2009 Rotary year. He served as the District 5100 Polio Plus Chair from 2013 to 2016 and the Zone 25 End Polio Now Coordinator from July 2014 through June 2017.
In the 1980s, Rotary envisioned a world without polio in partnership with the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and governments of the world.
Polio is a disease only of man and is transmitted from fecal to oral with a 6-20 day incubation period. It is primarily a disease of young people. Ninety to ninety-five percent of polio cases present as mild, with no symptoms. However, .1 to .05% have neurological involvement and cause paralysis. Two types of vaccines are available to fight polio with another one in the works.
In 1988, there were 125 countries with polio and 71 countries without. Today there are three countries with polio and 193 without, so good progress has been made.
With your Rotary contributions, you can help end this terrible disease.
Tues., Dec. 18: Hope For The Holidays Shopping, 6:30 p.m., Walmart
Wed., Dec. 19: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: Forest Grove HS Music (joint meeting with Daybreak)
Thurs., Dec. 20: Board Meeting, 7 a.m., Forest Grove Chamber Office
Wed., Dec. 26: No Meeting – Happy Holidays!
Wed., Jan. 2: Weekly Meeting, Noon, Pacific University
Program: Sharon Olmstead, Scholarship Committee Update
Wed., Jan. 9: Stacy Metzger, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, Emergency Preparedness
Wed., Jan. 16: Farmer’s Day – Program TBA
Wed., Jan. 23: David Noyes, Cascade Pacific Council, Scouts BSA
Wed., Jan. 30: Rob Foster – Trip to Pakistan