Polio Will Be the Second Human Disease to be Eradicated!
David UHL District 6690 Polio Plus Program Leader  
Hybrid Meeting November 6, 2020
 
Here’s the link for Friday’s Meeting.
 

   
Announcements
Susan Robenalt is welcoming shoppers again for the Adopt a Family buying event at Kohl’s 12/5 on Sawmill Road. We will be shopping for 3 Salvation Army families and a similar number of Syntero families.  Please contact Susan if you can help shop, wrap or transport the gifts.  
 
Handbid has been set up again by Mike Isler to use as our “Pass the Hat” equivalent for the Adopt a Family donations since we are not at our usual meetings.  See emails with the links please!
 
12/5 is also one of the 2 Saturdays for our Red Kettle Bell Ringing at our 2 Kroger locations. Please see your email from Bruce Andrews for the signup.  
 
Pete announced that Polar Bear Golf fundraising is on again this year, in the snow and with fun outdoor times. Possibly a raffle will take place and sponsors, hole sponsors and donations accepted – please book February 6, 2021 for this event at the Safari Golf course for an 8 am shotgun start.
 
Roberta was pleased to donate the calendar proceeds to the club and raised $400 for our club to support our programs.
 
Dennis Muchnicki shared concerns about the new North Market not observing safety guidelines or perhaps the patrons were now. He is interested to hear if others experience the same issue. (Word has it that a certain Rotary member familiar with the Dublin City officials took action and we could notice changes?)  
 
Peter Georgiton commented on a news editorial by David Brooks commenting on the decline in socially responsive services clubs including Rotary, known for our generous members, among others.
Peter was brilliant at reminding us how we have kept members, done so much needed work in our community and continue to contribute our time, talent and treasure to global needs.
Perfect transition to David Uhl’s talk about the Polio Plus Program!
 
Susan West introduced David Uhl, Chair of the District Polio Plus program for our District 6690.
 
David has an excellent presentation about Keeping Our Promise to the Children of the World to eradicate polio.  A few interesting facts:
  • $1 donated = $3 dollars received  because of the Rotary and Bill and Melinda Gates matching gift program. 
  • Other partners include the CDC, World Health Organization and Unicef
  • 150 people have died in the work to eradicate polio
  • There is a personal fund raising platform available with Rotary International for members who want to raise more for this cause.