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What is the PolioPlus Society(PPS)? In an effort to increase sustainable giving, the PolioPlus Society was formed to encourage Rotarians to commit to a minimum of $100/year to the PolioPlus Fund until polio is eradicated from the face of the earth. Society members receive a special society pin.

DC24 - A Cruise to Service

June 21 – 24, 2024

3 Night Ensenada Cruise

Day 1 Los Angeles, California
Day 2 Cruising Day at sea
Day 3 Ensenada, Mexico – Day of Service
Day 4 Los Angeles, California

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2023-2024 Governor’s Team

District Governor
Michael Soden

District Governor Elect
Michael Driebe

District Governor Nominee
Gilda Moshir

District Governor Designate
Dennis Franklin

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poliocampaign.rotary.org/Polio terrified Americans and many worldwide in the mid-20th century as it ravaged society, often impacting young children in debilitating ways. In one of the worst years in the U.S., 1952 saw about 60,000 children infected, 21,000 paralyzed, and over 3,000 passed away.

Then came a vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. It was the first effective one, turning a feared global epidemic into a preventable disease. However, it had drawbacks, particularly in requiring the vaccine to be administered via injection, which could be logistically challenging.

Dr. Albert Sabin, who had been researching polio for decades, devised a solution to the problem. He introduced a vaccine that used a weakened form of the poliovirus and could be taken orally, on a sugar lump for children in particular. This made it easier to distribute and administer, especially in areas with limited medical infrastructure. It became the backbone of global polio eradication efforts, particularly in the developing world.

For Albert, an immigrant to the U.S. from Russia (Poland today), this achievement was arguably his most important as a researcher on viruses and viral diseases. He passed away at the age of 86 in 1993.

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- Jimenez, Marguerite Rose. "Albert B. Sabin." National Academy of Sciences, Biographical Memoirs, www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/sabin-albert.pdf
- Martini, Mariano & Orsini, Davide. "Albert Bruce Sabin: The Man Who Made the Oral Polio Vaccine." National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information.
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2023-24 4-Way Test Speech Contest Intent 12/31 Payment 1/20

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LV Rotary Club: HydroCONNECT hydroponic project

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Las Vegas Summerlin - Just One Pop Up Market

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Antelope Valley: First Responders Award Dinner
Speaker: Tom Lackey
Topic: Honoring Responders in Kern County w/ a dinner and plaques and a speech from Mr. Lackey. We are also looking forward to entertainment from Zach Montagner 1st place winner of last yrs Dan Stover Music Contest playing the Violin.

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Las Vegas Summerlin - It's Time to Mingle

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Alhambra - Teacher's Mini-Grant Awards Ceremony

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Multi Club Mixer, Claremont Sunrise, Claremont, Montclair, etc
Topic: Multi-Club Social on Thursday (Leap year) 02/29 @ Packing House Wines. Rotary Clubs of Claremont Sunrise, Claremont, Montclair, Pomona, and Upland.

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Lancaster West Rotary Club's 44th Annual Charity Auction

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Altadena - Families Forward Reading Program
Topic: Read to the 3 and 4 year olds at FFLC.

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San Marino - Paul Harris Honoree Luncheon
Speaker: Global Scholar
Topic: Global Scholar experiences abroad

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Ontario-Montclair Students of the Month
Speaker: Outstanding 8th grade student from each OMSD middle school

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LV Southwest - Golf Weekend

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LV Rotary Club: Cigar Fellowship 29- St. Patrick Weekend

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DC24 - A Cruise to Service

June 21 – 24, 2024

3 Night Ensenada Cruise

Day 1 Los Angeles, California
Day 2 Cruising Day at sea
Day 3 Ensenada, Mexico – Day of Service
Day 4 Los Angeles, California

What is Rotary?

Rotary is an international membership organization made up of diverse groups of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the world. Rotary clubs exist in almost every country. Being a member is an opportunity to take action and make a difference.

How Did We Get Here?

We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for more than 100 years. The first Rotary club was started in Chicago, Illinois, in 1905 by an attorney named Paul Harris. Harris wanted to bring together a group of professionals with different backgrounds and skills as a way to exchange ideas and form meaningful acquaintances. In August 1910, there were 16 Rotary clubs in the United States and by 1912 Rotary started to expand internationally. By July 1925, Rotary clubs existed on six continents. Today, there are more than 35,000 clubs, in almost every country in the world.

Although Rotary clubs develop autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. Through the PolioPlus program, Rotarians have contributed more than $2.1 billion to date and provided an army of volunteers to promote and assist at national immunization days in polio-endemic countries around the world.

Find out more about Rotary by visiting the Rotary International website.

The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?

  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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WE CONNECT PEOPLE

Rotary unites more than a million people

Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world.

WE TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES

We take action locally and globally

 

Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

WE SOLVE PROBLEMS

No challenge is too big for us

 

For more than 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease.

Singapore awaits

The Rotary convention is where friendship and learning come together to inspire you. In Singapore you’ll connect with people of action from around the globe at Rotary’s biggest event of the year.

We’ll share fresh perspectives, inspiration, and hope – with each other and the world! The convention features world-class dining and cultural attractions, distinguished speakers, energizing breakout sessions, and much more.

Join us 25-29 May 2024 in Singapore where we’ll be Sharing Hope With the World!

Read our coverage of the 2023 Melbourne convention