Posted by Diana Martinelli on Oct 24, 2016
PRESIDING TODAY IS: Diana Martinelli, President-Elect
Ding! We’re now in session.
Welcome all – Visitors, fellow Rotarians and guests alike to this E-Club program!
Remember the smiling pot. Donations to our E-Club help support our service projects.
We’d like to respectfully remind all visitors that if they would like to contribute the normal cost of a meal for your makeup, we would be grateful. These funds go directly to our many and varied service projects around the world. You can make a contribution in the Donation box on the homepage. Or you can write a check to: Rotary E-Club of District 7530 and mail it to Treasurer MSRE, 115 Hoffman Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26505.
At the beginning of each meeting we remind ourselves of the The Four-Way Test. Therefore, please remember to ask yourself always . . .
Of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
A Reflective Moment
A Light Moment
"I resigned as the Broncos’ head coach because of illness and fatigue. The fans were sick and tired of me.”
Program: World Polio Day
This week (October 24) marks World Polio Day, a day to help raise awareness about the funding needed to push through to full disease eradication. Of all the good that Rotarians do for their communities and others, the effort to rid the world of this horrible disease is perhaps the organization’s finest and most notable work.
Begun 31 years ago, Rotary’s PolioPlus activities have helped free all but two countries from polio’s scourge. How remarkable! And how satisfying for Rotarians everywhere who have banded together in this fight. However, as we are often reminded, the battle is not yet won, but Rotary is in it until the end; indeed, we are “in it to win it.”
I hope you and your Rotary chapter take pride in this incredible concerted effort and laser-sharp vision. As our October issue of Rotarian
notes, materials are available online to celebrate World Polio Day at endpolio.org/worldpolioday
. There also will be a live-streamed global status update Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta that can be accessed through the link above.
Please also visit the Facebook
page dedicated to the day and visit—or revisit—the 2011 Ted Talk
by World Health Organization
epidemiologist Bruce Aylward. It will remind you of the devastation of this once-common illness and why we cannot and must not take our progress against it for granted. Not only will eradication lead to healthier, less fearful lives, it will also facilitate great economic gains in our poorest nations.
Watch and listen now to learn of our particular challenges; how polio efforts differ from those of the small pox eradication battle. Then say a prayer and make yet another donation to the cause, if you can. I believe in my heart we will celebrate success soon, and I can’t wait to share in that joy with fellow Rotarians.
Thank you for participating in this program!