Vol. 17, No. 31, January 31, 2005
IN THIS ISSUE:
This Reveille Home Page | The Friday Program: Ethiopia Revisited Doug Cameron | Valentine Dinner, February 12 | Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Seminar Program (RYLASP) | Friday Potpourri | Classification Talk: Alan Forney | New Member Inducted: Dan Geare | Student of the Month: Patrick Lloid | Web Fun
The Friday Program:
Accompanied by some wonderful pictures of their October 2004 trip, the Doug Cameron put a first-hand, eyewitness touch to another of Rotarys crowning international achievements the drive to eradicate polio from the earth.
One of the BBRCs charter members, Doug and his wife Connie joined 54 other Rotarians and spouses from around the USA in a Rotary NID (National Immunization Day). The goal was to immunize 750,000 children in five days.
Doug told how impressed he was when three of our members traveled to Ethiopia in the fall of 2003 to help immunize a portion of the Ethiopian population. Margie Burnett, Kim Shrader and Jim Owens went to Addis Ababa and came home with a moving story. Penny LeGates documentaries also made a big impression on me ... I was inspired by these reports. Penny was on hand for this NID, too, and will be airing her program soon on KIRO-TV Channel 7.
Twenty years ago, Rotary International determined that its organization was just the group to spearhead the cause of eradicating polio. PolioPlus was born in 1985 when a thousand kids a day were contracting the disease. Today, 99.5% of the globe is safe from polio. There have been no cases of polio in Ethiopia for two years, but neighboring Sudan still reports cases, mostly coming from another neighbor, Nigeria. India continues to rid itself of the last of its polio cases, Cameron said. READ MORE
Bob Moloney announced that 74 Rotarians and guests are going to dinner on Saturday, February 12, a record-breaking number as the club gathers for its traditional Valentine Dinners. Hosts are in place and the guests will be notified within a few days where they will go for this exciting evening of fun, fellowship and food. There are still spots for additional members to sign up. Call Bob and join the fun!
Nick Paget has become the new voice of RYLA the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. He explained that this four-day seminar gives experience to people taking their place in the world.
The BBRC is currently seeking youngsters of high school age (sophomore through senior) to participate. This 4-day conference is at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. This years dates are March 3-6. The tuition cost is $250, which is paid for by the BBRC. Applications are due February 20. If you have friends who have high school-age kids, you can apply for them. This is a wonderful, life-changing exercise for young people. Contact Nick Paget for more information.
Thought for the week
We do not inherit the earth from our parents. We borrow it from our children Native American Proverb.
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