Rotary D6330 Foundation Newsletter December 2023

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Rotary International President 2023-24, Gordon McInally (Scotland) District 6330 Governor, Sonja Glass (RC of Meaford, ON) TRF Newsletter Editor – Kitty Bucsko (RC of D6330 Passport)

ROTARY D6330 FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2023 Rotary International President for 2023-24, Gordon McInally, plans to make mental health a focus, and emphasized continuity in advancing the goals of previous leaders, including empowering girls and eradicating polio. He urges members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.

RI PRESIDENT Gordon R. McInally

Click this link to hear RI President McInally’s speech at the 2023 Melbourne Convention.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Topic RI PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE for December (Gordon McInally) DECEMBER MESSAGE – 2023-24 Trustee Chair (Barry Rassin) ROTARIAN MINUTE Rotary Emblem Induction Ceremony DECEMBER FOCUS – DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT How Rotary Makes Help Happen Malaria in Zambia Malaria Child and Infant Mortality Vaccination D6330 END POLIO DINNERS – Rotary Club of St. Clair, Michigan THE ROTARY FOUNDATION ROTARY DIRECT ROTARIANS ARE SPECIAL PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY PEOPLE OF ACTION D6330 – New Major Donors DISTRICT 6330 GOVERNOR NOMINEE DESIGNATE UN DATES POLIO THIS WEEK Make Polio History We are THIS close POLIOPLUS SOCIETY TRF - The Engine that runs Rotary - Ways to give 10 WISHES ROTARY’S SHARE SYSTEM YOUR ROTARY LEGACY FOUNDATION – Areas of Focus District Conference 2024 – Makeups COMING IN JANUARY HOW TO VIEW YOUR DONOR HISTORY ROTARY’S CORE VALUES OBJECT OF ROTARY & FOUR-WAY TEST EREY – Every Rotarian Every Year / Bequest Society …just the beginning

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Editor Kitty Bucsko

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT DECEMBER 2023 MESSAGE Unnatural disasters In December, I will attend the United National COP28 climate change summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. There, I will speak about the convergence of two global crises: climate and mental health problems. The emotional distress of a disaster also makes it difficult for people to recover and rebuild. Rotary partner ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that has helped more than 2.5 million displaced people in approximately 100 countries with emergency shelter, essential household items, and technical support. I wish to share this month’s column with their CEO, Sanj Srikanthan, who explains that the words we choose to describe disasters matter.

R. Gordon R. McInally President, Rotary International The term “natural” disaster has long been used to describe tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, but there needs to be an urgent shift in the language we use. While the term may seem harmless, and we’ve not always gotten it right, we’ve learned through our work with disaster-affected communities how it perpetuates a dangerous myth that nothing could have been done to prevent people being so badly affected. This misleading and harmful narrative can lead to a lack of action to help people who need it. The language we use matters. When we frame disasters as natural, we fail to acknowledge the complex interplay between nature and the role of human actions and how they impact communities around the world. Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and extreme storms, drought, and flooding occur because of natural processes on Earth. But it is how these events affect people or the environment that has the potential to make them a disaster – outcomes influenced by human factors like where people live, what types of homes they have, political instability, and the lack of proactive measures to protect vulnerable communities. A disaster is the result of systemic inequalities in access to resources and power. Where we live and how much money we have often determines our ability to recover. The people worst affected are those living in poverty, with the least means to protect themselves and few resources to withstand the next event. By framing these events as natural, we undermine the need for proactive measure to protect vulnerable communities, masking the underlying social, economic, and political instability that make marginalized and disadvantaged communities disproportionately affected. Our teams see firsthand how issues like inequality, poverty, urbanization, deforestation, and the climate crisis can make communities more vulnerable. At ShelterBox, we simply say “disaster” or are more specific, describing the extreme weather, earthquake, tsunami, or volcanic eruption. I urge everyone to help us in breaking this cycle by committing to language that accurately reflects why people are affected so badly. Only then does it pave the way to address the underlying causes of vulnerability and work toward a more just and equitable future for all, with the necessary investment, resources, and proactive measure to help protect affect communities. Disasters are not natural. Let’s stop saying they are.

Sanj Srikanthan CEO, Shelterbox

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THE ROTARY FOUNDATION TRUSTEE CHAIR DECEMBER 2023 - MESSAGE What Rotary is all about “So this is Christmas/And what have you done?” sang John Lennon in the holiday classic “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” released in 1971 with Yoko Ono. The holidays are a time of warmth and togetherness but also of reflection. Above all, the season is a time of generosity, especially to those less fortunate. During your holiday giving, remember that gifts to The Rotary Foundation may not fit nicely in a present box, yet they keep on giving throughout the year. December is also Disease Prevention and Treatment Month. Just think of all the Rotary efforts that would not be possible without the generosity of you, our Rotary family. Consider the incredible progress we have achieved in our fight to end polio – the countless lives we’ve saved and the hope we’ve restored. Think of all the clinics around the world Rotary has equipped and the medical professionals trained through Foundation grants, helping fight heart disease and Guinea worm disease. Your gifts to the Foundation also help make health care accessible to underserved communities in a big way through Programs of Scale. Right now, those grant recipients are working to end malaria in Zambia, reduce the mortality rate of mothers and their infants in Nigeria, and eliminate cervical cancer in Egypt. Of course, our reach extends beyond disease prevention and treatment. During times of disaster, we must act swiftly to alleviate suffering and offer support. In response to the devastating earthquake in Morocco in September, The Rotary Foundation Trustees established the Morocco Earthquake Response Fund to support immediate relief efforts led by Rotary members on the ground. You can contribute directly, and your districts can apply for grants from the fund until 21 September 2024 or until the funds are fully allocated. Anyone can initiate a fundraiser for the Morocco fund on Raise for Rotary, opening further avenues for your generosity. We truly have the gift of giving. There are no limits to the opportunities to give and make a difference through Rotary. As we approach the end of the year, I invite you to make your gifts before 31 December. Your generosity will have a profound impact on many – people you may never meet, but whose lives you will change just the same. On behalf of Esther and myself, we wish you all a joyful holiday season. Thank you for your continued support, dedication, and unwavering commitment to The Rotary Foundation and to what Rotary is all about: helping others. BARRY RASSIN Foundation Trustee Chair

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DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH OF DECEMBER Rotary International plays a significant role in disease prevention and treatment2 as part of its global humanitarian efforts. December is designated as Disease Prevention and Treatment Month by Rotary International to highlight the organization's commitment to improving health and well-being worldwide. Here's a summary of how Rotary International helps manage disease prevention and treatment: 1. Polio Eradication: Rotary International is perhaps best known for its dedication to eradicating polio. Since 1985, Rotary has been at the forefront of the global campaign to eradicate this crippling disease. Through fundraising, advocacy, and vaccination campaigns, Rotary has contributed to a drastic reduction in polio cases worldwide. 2. Vaccination Programs: Rotary supports vaccination programs for various diseases beyond polio, including measles, rubella, and more. Rotary clubs collaborate with local health organizations and governments to ensure that vulnerable communities receive access to life-saving vaccines. 3. Health Education: Rotary places a strong emphasis on health education and awareness campaigns. Clubs work to educate communities about the importance of hygiene, sanitation, and disease prevention practices to reduce the spread of diseases. 4. Medical Equipment and Supplies: Rotary provides medical equipment and supplies to underserved regions, improving access to healthcare services. This includes donating items such as hospital beds, surgical instruments, and diagnostic tools. 5. Support for Healthcare Infrastructure: Rotary helps build and improve healthcare infrastructure in areas lacking adequate medical facilities. This includes constructing clinics, hospitals, and health centers to ensure that communities have access to quality healthcare services. 6. Research and Advocacy: Rotary supports research efforts and advocates for policies that promote disease prevention and treatment. Rotary clubs work with experts, governments, and other organizations to advance medical research and public health initiatives. 7. Global Health Partnerships: Rotary collaborates with organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen global health initiatives and maximize the impact of disease prevention and treatment efforts. 8. Fundraising and Grants: Rotary raises funds through various initiatives, including the Rotary Foundation. These funds are used to provide grants to projects focused on disease prevention and treatment, enabling local communities to address specific health challenges effectively. 9. Volunteer Engagement: Rotary mobilizes its vast network of volunteers to actively participate in disease prevention and treatment projects. Members donate their time, expertise, and resources to make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by diseases. In summary, Rotary International's Disease Prevention and Treatment Month in December showcases the organization's commitment to improving global health. Through initiatives like polio eradication, vaccination programs, health education, and partnerships with other organizations, Rotary plays a crucial role in reducing the burden of diseases and improving healthcare infrastructure in underserved communities around the world.

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Rotary International's efforts in disease prevention and treatment is sourced from ChatGPT, an AI language model developed by OpenAI.

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HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN Creating a culture of care

Click here or the graphic below to learn more about malaria and efforts and Rotary’s efforts.

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Backed by Rotary’s Programs-of-Scale award, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia confronts a worldwide malady at the local level

By Diana Schoberg Photography by Esther Ruth Mbabazi

Latham Chisanga had been in a car accident a few years back, and he’d dealt with the physical repercussions ever since. So in February 2020, when a backache and fever came on, Chisanga skipped another visit to the clinic, swallowed a couple of painkillers, and got on with his life. Days later, he collapsed outside a neighbor’s house and fell into a coma. At the hospital, his malaria test came back positive. He died a few days later. His mother, Martha Lungu, wondered how this could have happened to a member of her family. After all, she was the executive administrator of Malaria Partners Zambia, the local branch of an international campaign led by Rotary members to end malaria. Lungu, a member of the Rotary Club of Ndola, didn’t see how she could continue her work. “How did I fail?” she lamented. “How come I didn’t do this right? And how am I going to talk to people about the prevention of malaria?” A few months later, two people intervened. "You need to use your son's death to educate others, so we don't lose another life," insisted a minister who had attended her son's funeral. And a friend convinced Lungu that her son's death gave her more credibility, not less. "If it happened to me, it could happen to anyone," Lungu says, conveying her friend's message. "I know what I'm talking about. I know malaria kills. And I know malaria can be cured." It's late May 2022 in Zambia's Central Province, and six people meander along a dirt path past garden beds, a church, and brick houses with corrugated roofs until they reach a home where chickens peck in the yard and freshly washed laundry hangs on a line, flapping in the morning breeze. There they are greeted by Agnes Mukonde. A week earlier, Mukonde had experienced aching joints, headaches, and chills. She'd had malaria before and recognized the symptoms. She got tested: positive. Fortunately, a nearby health center — the place from which the group of six had departed earlier that morning — provided Mukonde medication, and she felt better within days. Now her visitors are here to test her children and neighbors to find out if any of them have been infected. Mukonde's six visitors are students training under an ambitious new plan by the Zambian government to make malaria testing and treatment more accessible by saturating the country with 36,000 community health workers — that's about one worker per 500 people. The national strategy is getting a boost from Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia, an initiative founded and led by Rotary members and the recipient of Rotary's first $2 million Programs of Scale grant. Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia will train and equip 2,500 community health workers in 10 districts in Zambia's Central and Muchinga provinces. By partnering with World Vision U.S. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which will each contribute another $2 million to the endeavor, it's anticipated that the program will reduce malaria infections and significantly diminish the number of severe and potentially fatal cases. "Members of Rotary should be proud of themselves for coming on board to fight malaria," says Lungu, who chairs the program's implementing committee. (She also moved into the role of executive director for Malaria Partners Zambia several months after her son's death.) "Imagine how many lives they will save because of the community health workers that they have helped train and deploy." Click here to read more.

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Malaria is a disease that is transmitted from person to person by infected mosquitoes. The bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito transmits a parasite that enters the victim’s blood system and travels into the person’s liver where the parasite reproduces. There the parasite causes a high fever that involves shaking chills and pain. In the worst cases malaria leads to coma and death. The parasites are single-celled microorganisms of the Plasmodium group. Plasmodium falciparum is by far the most lethal in humans and responsible for most deaths. The annual death toll is certainly in the hundreds of thousands, but estimates differ between different global health organizations: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 558,000 people died because of malaria in 2019; the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) puts this estimate at 643,000. Most victims are children. It is one of the leading causes of child mortality. Every twelfth child that died in 2017, died because of malaria.3

To read and learn more, click here.

Max Roser and Hannah Ritchie (2019) - "Malaria". Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: July 'https://ourworldindata.org/malaria' [Online Resource] 3

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Child mortality is one of the world’s largest problems. Around 6 million children under 15 die per year. That’s around 16,000 deaths every day, or 11 every minute.4 This devastating statistic reveals the vast number of children whose lives end before they can discover their talents, passions, and dreams as they grow older – and represents the impact of child mortality on so many people’s lives: parents, siblings, families, and communities. What’s tragic is how many of these deaths are preventable. Most are caused by malnutrition, birth conditions such as preterm birth, sepsis and trauma, and infectious diseases such as pneumonia, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. These have all declined substantially in many, but not all, parts of the world – child deaths were a grim constant in the past. For most of human history, around 1 in 2 newborns died before reaching the age of 15. By 1950, that figure had declined to around one-quarter globally. By 2020, it had fallen to 4%. But while humanity has made much progress, there’s still a lot of work to do. To make more progress, it’s essential to have data on child mortality and its causes, and research on how to prevent it.

Most children die from preventable causes To make progress against child mortality, we need to know what children are dying from. In the chart, you can see global estimates from the publication of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2019. The size of each box corresponds to the number of children under five years old who die from each cause. Infectious diseases, shown on the left, were most common, killing an estimated 2.17 million children annually. This includes respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, malaria and meningitis. Next were birth disorders, such as preterm birth, neonatal asphyxia (suffocation), and trauma, which together caused an estimated 1.88 million deaths. Several other causes such as heart abnormalities and malnutrition were also responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths. 4

Saloni Dattani, Fiona Spooner, Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2023) - “Child and Infant Mortality” Published online at July OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: 'https://ourworldindata.org/child-mortality' [Online Resource]

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These figures are astonishing because many of these causes are preventable. With vaccination, basic medication, rehydration treatment, nutrition supplementation, and neonatal healthcare, a large share of child deaths could be prevented.

Child mortality rates have declined substantially over history Progress against child mortality has been a recent achievement. Child mortality rates were very high throughout most of human history. As recently as two centuries ago, around 1 in 2 children died before reaching the end of puberty. Researchers made this observation across many societies, as you can see in the chart. Our ancestors were largely powerless against poverty, famine, and disease, and these calamities were especially devastating for children. Since then, child mortality has plummeted across the world. By 2020, the global average had declined to 4.3%. This dramatic decline has resulted from better nutrition, clean water, sanitation, neonatal healthcare, vaccinations, medicines, and reductions in poverty, conflicts, and famine. The chart also shows that in some wealthy countries – such as Iceland, Japan, and Norway – the share is 0.4%, ten times lower than the global average. This historical experience, and the lower rates in wealthy countries today, shows us that much more progress is possible.

Youth mortality rates vary widely around the world Child mortality rates are much higher in some parts of the world than others. The map shows the share of children who die before they are fifteen years old. As you can see, countries in Africa, South America, and South Asia have much higher rates. In Nigeria in 2020, for example, 13% of children die before they are fifteen. In Pakistan, that share was 7%. In other parts of the world, it was much lower. In Italy, for example, it was 0.4%. Declines in mortality rates have also varied around the world. In countries in Southern Africa, such as South Africa and Zimbabwe, child mortality increased in the 1990s and 2000s – largely due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.3

To learn more and read all the details, click here.

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Summary Since the invention of the smallpox vaccine, vaccines have greatly reduced the prevalence of diseases everywhere in the world. This research article explains which vaccines are available and where they are, what their impact on global health is, and how the world can make more progress against early death and disease with the help of vaccines.5 •

Vaccination coverage has improved greatly over the past decades, but globally 13.5 million children were not vaccinated in 2018

Vaccines are one of the most successful and cost-effective ways to prevent diseases

Increased vaccine coverage has led to decline of diseases

9 out of 10 people in the world think that vaccinating children is important

The coverage for many vaccines is still too low and we are missing out on saving many more lives To read and learn more, click here.

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Samantha Vanderslott, Saloni Dattani, Fiona Spooner and Max Roser (2013) - "Vaccination". Published online at July OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: 'https://ourworldindata.org/vaccination' [Online Resource]

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District 6330 End-Polio-Now Dinners Rotary Club of St. Clair, Michigan A new End-Polio-Now Tradition for the club For the 4th year in a row, Rotarians Diane and Jim Ives have hosted an End-Polio-Now dinner for Rotarians and friends. This year, the event took place over the weekend of November 3 and 4. Jim and Diane cooked and served about 40 people over the two nights at their home. In its fourth year, this event is now a club tradition. AG Diane writes: “We think it was a success. There may be still a check or two coming; however, as of now, we have raised $6,775. With the Gates Foundation match, it becomes $20,545.” Submitted by Diane Ives, Rotary Club of St. Clair AG Area 6 <ivesdh@gmail.com> And Jim Ives - Member, Rotary Club of St. Clair The Rotary Foundation Club Committee Chair <jives@att.net>

Above, Colleen and Jack Kinney serving salad. Jack serves on the St Clair Rotary Board of Directors, and Jack and Colleen attended both evenings - one as a worker, and one as a guest.

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Above, Diane Ives and Jack Kinney – enjoying this excellent Rotary fellowship event. Above right shows cookies with a Purple Pinky Polio drop. Below, the hostess and host.

Above, Diane and Jim Ives. The vial on the chain Jim is wearing at the grill came from a Polio National Immunization Day in Nigeria in 2001. While there in 2001, it was actually given to Jim by another Rotarian who also participated on a separate day (week).

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"Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, just as long as ever you can." While we don't know its exact origin, the above widely quoted saying summarizes what Rotary and The Rotary Foundation are all about:

We do quite a lot of good, serving people around the world in myriad ways, and we are in it for the long haul.

How many other charities do so much good - in so many ways - for so many as The Rotary Foundation?

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LET’S REMEMBER THE ANNUAL FUND As December begins, Rotary’s Foundation month has come and gone. But let’s remember The Rotary Foundation throughout the year! Incredible impact. It’s a time to reflect on the incredible impact we have made and to renew our commitment to service. Think of the transformative impact The Rotary Foundation has on communities worldwide. Please support the Rotary Annual Fund. Annual Fund. The Rotary Annual Fund is the driving force behind our ability to serve and uplift communities. It allows us to implement projects and programs that address critical needs, empower individuals, and create sustainable change. By giving freely to the Rotary Annual Fund, we can collectively make a significant difference in the lives of those in need. Here are some compelling reasons to contribute: Amplify Your Impact. Each donation to the Rotary Annual Fund, regardless of its size, has the power to create meaningful change. By leveraging the strength of our Rotary network, we can pool our resources and multiply the impact of our individual contributions. Together, we can support larger-scale projects, tackle global challenges, and reach more communities in need. Harness the Power of Email Donations. Support Rotary's Areas of Focus. The Rotary Annual Fund plays a pivotal role in advancing our seven areas of focus: (1) peace building and conflict resolution (2) disease prevention and treatment (3) clean water and sanitation (4) maternal and child health (5) basic education and literacy (6) economic and community development (7) our environment. By supporting the fund, you directly contribute to projects and initiatives that address these critical issues, fostering positive change in the world. Your contributions, no matter the amount, have the power to create a better tomorrow. Rotary International offers Rotary Direct—a secure and convenient method for making automatic monthly, quarterly, or yearly donations to the Rotary Annual Fund. By enrolling in Rotary Direct, we eliminate the need for manual payments and paperwork, ensuring a seamless and consistent flow of support. It not only simplifies the process but also enables us to plan our giving effectively, thereby maximizing our contributions' impact. (See the next page.)

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To make a contribution, go to rotary.org/donate.

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WHEN YOU DONATE TO TRF

Thank you to everyone in D6330 who has given to the Foundation, who has participated in a Foundation project, or has helped spread the word about the Foundation. Thank you! Click here to view a short video about your contributions to TRF and the good that you do! We’re changing lives through our vision and unwavering commitment, bringing hope to those who need it most.

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PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY What's the Paul Harris Society? Not to be confused with a Paul Harris Fellow (which means a life-time gift of $1000 to The Rotary Foundation's annual fund), the Paul Harris Society is the name given to those Rotarians who pledge a $1000 gift annually – every year. You may know these committed individuals -- they wear a "flag" below their Rotary pin that reads "PHS." One easy way to give at the $1000 level is through Rotary Direct -- sign up and an amount of money you designate is automatically deducted from your account each month. Learn more at www.rotary.org. Members of the Paul Harris Society know that the need never ends -- and neither should the giving. D6330 Long-time Paul Harris Society Chair is Rotarian Jamie Pole.

What your giving supports Paul Harris Society gifts have helped provide: • • • • •

Rotarian Jamie Pole

Vocational training for teachers establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa Water filters, toilets, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis, diarrhea, and other diseases in India A scholarship for a medical professional in Italy to research treatments that minimize mortality rates among premature babies Peace-building seminars for 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda Treated mosquito nets and medical services that prevent malaria in Mali

In District 6330 we are proud to have over 116 members in our Paul Harris Society. We have over 32 of our clubs that now have members in the Paul Harris Society. For information please contact

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PEOPLE OF ACTION

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FROM THE DISTRICT – NEW MAJOR DONORS Two District 6330 Rotarians have recently reached the level of Major Donor. Gary Cumming, Rotary Club of St. Mary Rev. Susan Moore, Rotary Club of Grand Bend

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Gary Cumming from the St. Mary’s Club: “In 1946 I was a five-year-old living on a dairy farm where my dad worked after returning from the war. I went into the milk-house for a drink of water and tipped up A jug containing lye that was used for cleaning purposes for the equipment. It is a strong corrosive. Long story short it was the start of many medical procedures and hospital stays in Chatham, London, and Toronto.6 “It was also a financial hardship for my family. I am not sure of how, but I do know that the Rotary Club of Chatham was instrumental in helping my family. I can remember attending special parties that I attended with other children who were assisted by this club. Over the years I always was aware of the good work of Rotary. “Flash ahead to the 80s and my neighbor and good friend Max Frehner who was a Rotarian approached me about joining and invited me to a meeting. There were several members that I knew and it was hard to say no to Max Rotarian Gary and DG Sonja during the governor’s recent club visit and also my early experience with the Chatham club convinced me that I owed Rotary some pay back. It was a privilege to be accepted by these outstanding community leaders. “Why do I go? I enjoy the chit chat with friends, a good meal, the chance to hear speakers on interesting topics, and the chance to have input on future endeavors. “I am proud of all of the accomplishments of this club and of Rotary International and enjoy the time spent with my fellow members at meetings and on projects. I am a believer of the work of the Rotary Foundation and a contributor. I feel guilty that I am not more involved and about the time that I am away and have contemplated resigning but for now it is an honor to be a Rotarian.” -- Gary Cumming 6

https://rotarystmarys.ca/sitepage/why-i-joined-and-stay-in-rotary-member-testimonials/gary-cumming)

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Susan Moore, Past President of Rotary Club of Grand Bend The following short note is from Carolyn Ferguson, CFRE - Senior Major Gifts Officer - Zone 28 (Canada & parts of USA-WA, NY, MI, ME). She writes: I am so delighted to share the news of a new Major donor in your District 6330 – Rotarian Susan E Moore. It is this deep commitment to our mission that allows us to do more to help others. I invite you to join us in a personal note of thanks to this member. -- Carolyn

Rev. Susan E Moore

Learn more about the Rotary Endowment Fund. Click here to view a short video about The Rotary Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Click here to donate.

A strong Endowment is crucial to achieving Rotary’s continuing mission. By contributing to the Endowment’s growth, you enable the Foundation to fund projects now and into the future. Here you can access the District Guide to Growing the Endowment for a complete look at how to locally promote this important funding source.

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District 6330 Governor Nominee Designate for the Rotary year 2026-2027. LORNA GUNNING FRATCHKO The Rotary District 6330 Nominating Committee (composed of Immediate Past District Governor Mike Chaffee, Past District Governors Joe Reynolds and Don Moore and District Governor Sonja Glass) is pleased to announce that, after reviewing the candidates suggested by clubs and recruited by the Committee, LORNA GUNNING FRATCHKO has been selected to become the District Governor Nominee Designate for the Rotary year 2026-2027. Lorna joined Rotary on April 1, 1996, and is a member of the Rotary Club of London-Hyde Park. She is currently serving as District Membership Chair. Lorna served as Club President of the Rotary Club of London South in 2017-18 and through the years has served on variety of Rotary committees. Lorna is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.

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As per Rotary International Bylaw Article 12.030.4, we are sending notice to inform District 6330 membership of the Nominating Committee’s selection and the start of the challenge period.

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Because November 3 has come and gone, and with no challenges, Lorna Gunning Fratschko will become the District Governor Nominee Designate for the Rotary year 2026-27 effective November 4. Sonja Glass District 6330 Governor 2023-24

Currently Lorna is District 6330 Membership Chair. She writes: “I am thrilled to be working with individual clubs throughout District 6330, assisting with membership development and retention. “The Rotary Membership Development team work to strengthen membership in our District. Welcoming new members with diverse perspectives, identities, and experiences allows Rotary to increase our impact — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

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U.N. INTERNATIONAL DATES TO NOTE (plus links)

Friday, December 1 World AIDS Day Sunday, December 3 International Day for Persons with Disabilities Saturday, December 9 International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime Click here to watch a short, poignant video.

Sunday, December 10 Human Rights Day Tuesday, December 12 International Universal Health Coverage Day Monday, January 1, 2024

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Summary of new polioviruses this week, cases and positive environmental isolates: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Afghanistan: seven WPV1-positive environmental samples Pakistan: one WPV1 case and nine positive environmental samples Algeria: one cVDPV27-positive environmental sample Chad: five cVDPV2 cases Côte d’Ivoire: three cVDPV2-positive environmental samples DR Congo: four cVDPV1 cases, four cVDPV2 cases and five cVDPV2 positive environmental samples Guinea: five cVDPV2 cases and one positive environmental sample Kenya: three cVDPV2-positive environmental samples Nigeria: eight cVDPV2 cases and nine positive environmental samples Somalia: one cVDPV2 case and one positive environmental sample Tanzania: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample Zimbabwe: two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples

For more information, click here - http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/ Click here to learn the difference between Wild Polio Virus (WPV) and Vaccine-derived Polio Virus. (VDPV) 7

Circulating Vaccine-derived polio virus 2

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Make Polio History

We have a historic opportunity to get to zero cases, but if we don’t keep working, polio could quickly make a comeback, paralyzing hundreds of thousands of children again in our lifetime. The GPEI has the knowledge and tools to end polio for good, but we need your help to finish the job. Join the Make Polio History campaign by raising your voice in support of polio eradication to tell donors, polio-affected country governments and other global partners that eradication is possible and urgently needed now. Click here or the graphic below to view a short inspiring video –

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has the knowledge and tools to end polio for good, but we cannot do it alone. Throughout the campaign, polio champions around the world built a long list of some of the greatest wins for humanity—from the creation of the first vaccine to the harnessing of electricity—and shared why polio eradication can and must be added to this list. Well-known figures like Bill Nye, Adina Porter, Prue Leith and Itzhak Perlman voiced their support for a healthier future for children everywhere. Health workers in Afghanistan and Cameroon joined in as well, along with Fiocruz President Mario Moreira, Dr. Naveen Thacker of the International Pediatric Association, GPEI

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Gender Champion Minister Andrew Mitchell, and other doctors and researchers from India, Brazil and the United Kingdom. We know that eradicating polio is not easy, but making history never is. The polio eradication effort—from global partners to country governments to local frontline health workers—has a long history of innovating and adapting in the face of adversity. GPEI partners know this well, from WHO leadership in the Eastern Mediterranean and African Regional Offices to UNICEF teams in Sudan and Ethiopia, who also participated in the campaign. Rotary International has been there since the beginning, as CEO John Hewko was proud to share, and will continue to be until the end. And finally, members of the GPEI’s Polio Oversight Board recognized the global support shown throughout the campaign, and committed their efforts to delivering a polio-free world. Today, there are proven strategies and new tools to deliver vaccines in the highest-risk areas for polio, which are also some of the world’s most challenging and hard-to-reach settings. Promising trends in polio-affected countries that have been seen in other places now polio-free suggest that today, the virus is truly on its last leg. With continued attention and support from donors, partners and affected country governments, polio eradication is within reach. It will take all of us, but together, we can make history again and end polio for good. Visit the Make Polio History website to hear more perspectives from polio champions from around the world, and to lend your voice to the effort.

Sites of interest – https://www.cdc.gov/polio/global-polio-eradication.html - Polio cases have decreased more than 99% https://reliefweb.int/updates?list=Global%20Polio%20Eradication%20Initiative%20Updates&advancedsearch=%28S3748%29 – Polio at November 8 https://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemens-children-path-polio-diagnosis-starts-remarkable-road-trip - Yemen’s children https://reliefweb.int/report/world/fighting-polio-vaccine-misinformation-engaging-digital-communities-buildtrust-vaccines-and-eradicate-polio - Fighting vaccine mis- disinformation https://reliefweb.int/report/afghanistan/eastern-afghanistan-communities-engage-polio-eradication-effortsdesperately-need-clean-water-and-sanitation - Eastern Afghanistan polio efforts hindered by lack of clean water and sanitation

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We are THIS close... Click here to view a short video.

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POLIOPLUS SOCIETY Our District 6330 proudly joins The Rotary Foundation and fellow districts across the world to announce the new Polio Plus Society and invite all our members to join. This simple act of generosity by our fellow Rotarians around the world will bring the life saving polio immunization to countless children until the day that the world has been rid of the virus. We are truly This Close, and we need your help to complete the job. The Polio Plus Society is an organization of like-minded individuals who have committed to contribute $100 US or more each and every year to Polio Plus until the world has been declared free of the Wild Polio Virus. This is our commitment to fulfill the promise Rotary made in 1985 to immunize all the children of the world. It’s easy and rewarding to become a member. Download, complete and submit the Polio Plus Society Pledge Form and email to the Polio Chair at katherine.hahn@rotarystratford.com Complete your contribution commitment in one of three ways: Contribute with your credit card online at: https://www.endpolio.org/donate - OR Write a for cheque for $100 or cheque for the US $100 equivalent (or more!) to The Rotary Foundation with "Polio Plus" in the memo line and give it to your club's Rotary Foundation Chair for submission. - OR Enroll in Rotary’s recurring giving program, Rotary Direct, which makes giving easy, fast, and secure. You can schedule a monthly, quarterly, or annual donation that empowers Rotarians to change lives in communities around the world. https://my.rotary.org/en/rotary-direct YES, all donations will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Anyone can join the society, not only Rotarians. Everyone will be recognized with a special pin, an End Polio Now bracelet, a Society Certificate, and a great feeling in their heart. With your help, we will reach every last child and achieve a polio free world. Please reach out to Katherine and sign up today

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The Rotary Foundation – the Engine that runs Rotary!

WAYS TO GIVE TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION Your donation changes lives! and this information bears repeating… There are numerous ways to support The Rotary Foundation. Every amount contributed to The Rotary Foundation is spent in support of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs, and their operations. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry out worthy projects worldwide. Here are a few of the ways that your contribution can make a difference: •

$100 can buy textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia

$5,000 can buy vaccine to immunize 10,000 children against polio

$24,000 can buy an academic-year Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship

$100,000 can buy funding for two to complete a two-year graduate program for a Rotary World Peace Fellow

Donate Online When you donate online, you get to choose where your donations go. Support thousands of service projects our people of action are tackling around the world. Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation online contribution form. This method expedites processing your tax receipt and Paul Harris Fellow recognition points. For online donations please visit https://www.rotary.org/en/donate. • •

Memorial or Tribute Donations: A gift to The Rotary Foundation is a meaningful way to honour a loved one. Recurring Donations: Rotary Direct allows you to help year-round by automatically giving each month, quarter, or year.

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10 WISHES FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON8

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Rotary Action Group for Peace – RAGFP Newsletter, November 2023

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ROTARY’S SHARE SYSTEM

Learn how you can support our Annual Fund. Click here to read and learn more.

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YOUR ROTARY LEGACY – Doing Good in the World beyond your lifetime

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FOUNDATION GRANTS – 7 AREAS OF FOCUS

Rotarians can get involved in various types of service – Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service, New Generations (Youth) Service A list of Rotary's 7 areas of focus and a brief description of each: 1. Peacebuilding and conflict prevention: Rotary aims to address the root causes of conflict and promote sustainable peace through initiatives that support education and training, promote community dialogue, and build networks of peacebuilders. 2. Disease prevention and treatment: Rotary works to improve health outcomes and reduce the spread of disease through initiatives that promote immunization, provide access to clean water and sanitation, and support medical research. 3. Water and sanitation: Rotary aims to improve access to clean water and sanitation in underserved communities, through initiatives that promote infrastructure development, support education and training, and raise awareness about the importance of clean water and sanitation. 4. Maternal and child health: Rotary works to improve maternal and child health outcomes by supporting initiatives that provide access to prenatal and postnatal care, promote vaccination, and support nutrition and education programs for mothers and children. 5. Basic education and literacy: Rotary aims to improve access to education and literacy for children and adults, through initiatives that support teacher training, provide educational resources and materials, and promote community-based programs that increase literacy rates.

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6. Economic and community development: Rotary works to support economic and community development initiatives that promote job creation, increase access to financial services, and support small business development and entrepreneurship. 7. Supporting the environment: Rotary aims to support environmental sustainability initiatives, through programs that promote conservation, improve access to clean energy, and support the development of sustainable agriculture and other eco-friendly practices.

Plant a Seed

DISTRICT 6330 CONFERENCE June 21-23, 2024 Owen Sound

Do you need a make-up? missed meetings? To learn about other Rotary clubs? Here is a list of online clubs where you can earn a make-up along with learning a whole lot more about Rotary! Why not visit them all? • • •

Rotary E-Club of Canada One – Rotary On Demand, Where you want, When you want! Rotary Club of One World Rotary E-Club of World Peace Click here to attend this week’s posted meeting of E-Club of Canada One. These meetings are posted online and available 24/7!

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FAST FORWARD TO JANUARY –

January is Rotary’s focus on Vocational Service Rotary's focus on Vocational Service in January emphasizes the importance of promoting ethical and professional standards in various vocations and industries. It encourages Rotarians to use their expertise and resources to address community needs, mentor young professionals, and uphold the highest standards of integrity in their vocational pursuits. This month serves as a reminder of Rotary's commitment to making a positive impact through vocational excellence.

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HOW TO VIEW YOUR ROTARY DONOR HISTORY 1. Browse to rotary.org. 2. From the top menu bar, near the right side, click MY ROTARY.

3. From the next screen, click Sign In – also near the right side. Follow through by adding your email address and password. (If you have yet to register, go ahead and click Register.)

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From the next screen, click Membership and Foundation Reports.

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5. On the next screen, choose Individual Reports and click View Report.

6. From the next screen, click Donor History Report.

The Overview tab should be open automatically. See this image at the bottom of the screen –

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The Overview tab shows you the Donor History Report title at the top of the screen.

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At the bottom of that screen, click Transaction Detail to view the second tab and see your complete detailed report.

The Transaction Detail tab shows you the complete Donor History Report.

I hope that helps anyone who may wish to view your previous donations to The Rotary Foundation.

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ROTARY’S CORE VALUES

WHAT IS ROTARY? Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring business and professional leaders together to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization. Rotarians can get involved in various types of service – Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service, New Generations Service

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Click the 4-way test above and open the link to hear the Four-Way Test by RC of Saskatoon Nutana.

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THE ROTARY FOUNDATION EREY – Every Rotarian Every Year

Click here for a short video. Our Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative encourages all Rotary club members to contribute something each year to The Rotary Foundation. We hope that you can consider at least $100 USD every year to help us reach our goal to support the Rotary Foundation financially each year.

Sustaining member. One who contributes $100 USD every year is a Sustaining Member. With EREY, we encourage you to contribute an amount you can afford every year.

ROTARY BEQUEST SOCIETY What is a Rotary Foundation Bequest Society Member? Those who have made commitments for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation are invited to join the Bequest Society. Donors may elect to receive various benefits and recognition pieces commemorating their commitment at each new recognition level, including pins, crystals, named funds, and special seating at the Rotary International Convention. A bequest gift of at least $10,000 in your name to The Rotary Foundation creates a legacy of your generosity and compassion as you are helping many people live better lives around the world. Today there are over 18,000 Bequest Society Members worldwide. Will you join them by leaving a gift to Rotary in your estate? Contact the Rotary Foundation’s Planned Giving team.

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But no -

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever. In its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good.

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