February 2018 District Newsletter

The Rotary District 5630 February 2018 District Newsletter is ready to read and download. Contents: Message from the District Governor: Global Grants Membership Update: Mid-Year Numbers in the Green Public Image Update: Rotary Showcase Foundation Update: Polio, Grants, and News on Tax Receipts Introducing Future District Governors: Dale Schultz, Scott McLaughlin, and Bob Taylor March 10: Virtual […] [Continue Reading] ...read more


VACCINATION SHORTAGES THREATEN ERADICATION SUCCESS. Many experts predicted that 2015 would be the last year to see active polio cases anywhere in the entire world.   But those predictions were made around 2010 and poliomyelitis (“polio”) has proven to be stubborn foe that will not go away easily.  As many experts expected, the location where polio […] [Continue Reading] ...read more

Polio+ Celebrates 30th Anniversary

This year marks 30 years since Rotary launched Polio Plus, its campaign to rid the world of polio. Beginning on Rotary’s anniversary, 23 February, Rotary members worldwide will be holding events to celebrate three decades of polio eradication progress.   Please consider how your club can use this date to increase public awareness and raise new funds […] [Continue Reading] ...read more

Polio facing challenges in Africa:

Last year’s polio outbreak in Cameroon requires intense monitoring. This October marks a year since a wild poliovirus outbreak in Cameroon was confirmed. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has been working tirelessly to protect children across central Africa to stop the transmission of the virus. In September, the 2nd outbreak response assessment took place in […] [Continue Reading] ...read more

Neal Baxter (1923-2014)

Saying Goodbye to a beloved Past District Governor, Neal Baxter (1923-2014) I have been asked to write a short note for our Rotary District newsletter concerning my father, Neal Baxter, and his recent passing. Many of you have known my dad and of his passion for Rotary which he has shared with me and others over […] [Continue Reading] ...read more