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MEETING AT IHOP Restaurant on 4910 Spruce Street, TAMPA, FL 33607. 813-288-8828

Last week we had an informal meeting since we could not have the program. This week we will have a Club Assembly. Next week we have our own Luis Aponte talking about retirement planning for uncertain times.

Club Coming Events July 26: Club Assembly. August 2: Rtn. Luis Aponte: Retirement planning for uncertain times. August 9: PDG Dennis Viera with a Rotary Program. August 16: We do not have a program schedule. Please contact President Maryann or David for suggestions. August 23: Club Assembly. August 30: We do not have a program schedule. Please contact President Maryann or David for suggestions. If you have any suggestions for programs, please communicate with David or JosĂŠ to schedule them.

District 6890 Governor: Alan Feldman – Brandon, FL

Rotary International President: Kalyan Banerjee, India

Food for Ronald MacDonald’s Home: For at least 20 persons. It can be bought or home cooked and delivered NLT 6pm. David is your contact. *If you can’t make it, please call him. Luis V. – Sun., Aug. 28 Food for thought

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. - Bill Cosby A little humor to brighten your day!

I’ve got smarts! It's a hot summer day and Jake and Harry are in a ditch digging away. Meanwhile, Ralph is up under the shade of a tree sipping on a cool drink. Jake asks Harry, "Why are we down here digging in the hot Sun while Ralph is being What if we could prevent just ONE child cool up there?" Harry says, "I don't know, I'll go ask him". from suffering from POLIO? Harry goes up and asks Ralph, "Why are you up here in the How much would that be worth? shade drinking a cool drink and Jake and I are in the ditch digging in the hot sun?" Ralph says, "'cause I've got Click below and contact Dennis or José to learn more. smarts". "What's that? Asks Harry. Ralph puts his hand in front of the tree and says, "Hit my hand as hard as you p/Polio/HelpEradicatePolio/Pages/ridefault.aspx can". Harry swings his fist at Ralph’s hand, Ralph moves his hand and Harry hits the tree, hurting his hand. Ralph, says "I knew to pull my hand away, that’s called having smarts". Harry goes back in the ditch and Jake asks, "What did he say?" Ralph says, "Its cause he has smarts." "What's that? Asks Jake. Harry puts his hand in front of his face and says. "Hit my hand!"

Birthday/Anniversary Birthdays July 2: Luisita Vega July 6: Jim Horn July 18: Frank Irizarry July 21: Grace Viera

Anniversaries No anniversaries in July

Rotarians play key role in Pakistan’s strategy to end polio By Dan Nixon Rotary International News -- 21 July 2011

Rotarians are in the forefront of the drive to implement Pakistan’s National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2011. The government launched the plan in January, in response to a sharp increase in polio cases in the country in 2010. Turning the tide against the disease in Pakistan is pivotal to the success of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative . Pakistan was the only one of the world’s four polio-endemic countries -the others are Afghanistan, India, and Nigeria -- to see an increase in cases last year: 144 compared with 89 in 2009.

Islamic community leaders and Rotarians in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan, administer the polio vaccine to children during National Immunization Days (NIDs) in May. Photo courtesy of Mohammad Hanif Khilji

Rotarians assigned by the Pakistan PolioPlus Committee are mobilizing Rotary clubs to provide support in the country’s four provinces. Rotarians are helping to immunize children against polio and to raise public awareness of the disease.

Club members are working “to cover every nook and corner of the country,” says Aziz Memon, chair of the committee. “We are committed to a polio-free Pakistan.” Rotarians are also advocating for polio eradication among officials at all levels of government, as well as religious leaders and others. "Aziz Memon is a participant in meetings with the president, regional governors, and health advisers,” said Bill Gates at the 2011 RI Convention in May. “Rotary’s in the room when decisions are made in Pakistan.” Gates is cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has awarded US$355 million in challenge grants to Rotary for polio eradication efforts. Learn more about Rotary's effort to eradicate polio:  

Read more about polio and what you can do to help. Watch a video "The Last Hurdle" about Rotary's work to eradicate polio

Weekly Newsletter July 26 2011  

Weekly Newsletter July 26 2011

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