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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our Foundation Newsletter- Polio Edition

PDG Eddie Blender shares his thoughts in this month's Our Foundation Newletter:

"While on the Rotary Road and presenting a talk called, Rotary's Quest - the Eradication of Polio, I am often asked, "Why immunize if there is no Polio in my country?" Most often only a few short sentences nails down the answer, which I share with you... [Also covered:]
  1. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), created 11 years ago to help poor countries pay for vaccines. pp. 2 to 3
  2. How Immunizations work. pp. 4 to 8
  3. Pediatricians are demanding of parents - vaccinate your kids or find another doctor. p 9
  4. A Rotary Immunization Legacy - The Jack and Joan Blane Story. pp. 11 to 12
  5. When Rotary launched PolioPlus in 1985, the "plus" signaled that the polio eradication effort would increase immunizations against five other diseases prevalent in children: measles, tuberculosis, diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus. pp. 14 to 15
  6. A retrospective on Rotary's founder, Paul P. Harris pp. 20 to 21"
Click here for the Newsletter. Thanks to Our Foundation Newsletter. 

1 comment:

  1. Z33 Polio Leadership Team:

    Thank you so much to those of you that worked with your clubs and districts to make World Polio Day (October 24th) another huge success. For the many articles that you ensured would appear in your local newspapers, on radio and TV about our efforts and the efforts of our partners world-wide, we are very appreciative. For those of you that took the time to travel to Washington DC and visit our Congressional leaders on behalf of our need and their support, Thank You!!

    This month, as you know is “Foundation Month.” As I travel though out the Zone to attend, as many as I can, programs, functions and dinners you are presenting to honor our contributors and renew their energy and understanding of what we are all about …. Thank You!!

    Below, is the most current issue of Our Foundation Newsletter. Our good friend, Dr. Eddie Blender, has done it again. If you are EVER asked, why vaccinate now, why are we still pushing vaccinations, isn’t it unnecessary and a waste? Your answer is here! Just click on the “Click Here” icon and then click on December.

    Have a great Foundation Month! Enjoy your Club and District Foundation events and let us close out 2011 with a renewed effort to finish not only this particular “Challenge Campaign,” but our true goal of eradicating “polio” from the face of the earth. But let us also not forget the true mission of our Foundation … “Doing Good in the World!” If we live up to that mission, our world and our communities, will be a much better place to live and work. And, we will have put “Service Above Self.”

    Have a great month. We are all in your debt for your dedicated service to our mission, Rotary and Our Foundation.

    Rocky Jacobs, Zone 33 Polio Eradication Coordinator

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