Greetings!

In case you were unaware, the applications for RYLA are extended toOctober 20th. Please continue to spread the word to your Interact Clubs, friends, children and grandchildren. We are accepting students in 9th to 11th grades; they then are eligible to return as Junior Counselors for several years OR to possibly become one of the 2 Senior Counselors. If you need further information, please contact RYLA Chair Nadine Burns at nadinerburns@gmail.com. What a change in their lives upon their 4-day experience!

World Polio Day is October 24th. Let’s all have fabulous activities to highlight the awareness of the ongoing struggles to eliminate this dreaded disease from humanity! If you are a Facebook user, there is a plethora of ideas for fundraising and ways to highlight the need to continue our efforts in eradication. Post your events online; when possible, they will also be available on the Rotary District 6930 Facebook page.

For some members, there is much ado regarding mandatory attendance at the weekly meetings. Not so, any longer. The new emphasis is on flexibility and inclusion: Members must attend 2 events per month with a combination of meetings, service projects, socials, Rotary Means Business fellowships, ZOOM meetings, webinars, learning modules in MyRotary, attend RLI, etc. And, we encourage family events and participation and HAVING FUN! Remember that it has been said that the biggest killer of Rotary has been the weekly meetings! Change it up! Energize Rotary!

RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) is fast approaching on October 19th. You can now register via our DACdb Calendar. RLI is where you can enhance your knowledge of our organization but, even equally significant is that you meet so many new friends! And networking is the flavor of the day! Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the day concludes with the awarding of certificates to each class. The cost is $100, which is usually paid by the clubs. (Please check with your club as to its policy on reimbursement; each club is independent as to this policy.)

Hope to see you soon at your club or RLI!

Donna Gaiser, District Governor

2019 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION ESSENTIAL CHANGES FOR CLUBS AND DISTRICTS

Upcoming District Events

DG visit to Vero Beach Sunrise
September 25th 2019
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DG visit to Pahokee
September 26th 2019
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DG visit to RC of Cocoa
October 8th 2019
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DG visit to Okeechobee
October 12th 2019
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DG visit to RC of Viera
October 16th 2019
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DG visit to Delray Bech
October 22nd 2019
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DG visit to RC of Boca Raton Sunrise
October 24th 2019
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DG visit to Sebastian
October 24th 2019
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Cocoa Beach/Merritt Island Membership Seminar
October 24th 2019
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PETS 1 Seminar
Requires Registration
October 26th 2019
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District 6930 Grants Seminar
Requires Registration
November 9th 2019
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DG visit to Titusville (Jazz N Space)
November 9th 2019
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DG visit to RC of Boca Raton Central
November 12th 2019
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DG visit to RC of Singer Island
November 15th 2019
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Camp RYLA
November 22nd - November 26th 2019
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DG visit to RC of North Brevard
December 15th 2019
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DG official visit to RC of Indialantic
January 8th 2020
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DG visit to Jupiter-Tequesta
January 14th 2020
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District Conference
May 1st - May 3rd 2020
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Statement from International PolioPlus Chair Michael K. McGovern on circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 case in the Philippines

Through ongoing disease surveillance, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has confirmed a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) case in a three-year-old girl in the Philippines, along with a possible second case pending confirmation from the World Health Organization. No cases of wild poliovirus have been discovered, and the Philippines’ polio-free status is not at risk.

We’re saddened by this news and for the child, especially as Rotary approaches the 40-year anniversary of our first immunization project in the Philippines in 1979.

It is important to remember that cVDPVs are extremely rare and only occur in under-immunized communities. Vaccination coverage in the Philippines has been steadily declining over the past few years, and the case reported recently underscores how crucial it is to increase vaccination coverage to at least 95% of children to stop future spread of polio.

Rotary and our partners are working with counterparts and public health authorities in the Philippines to strengthen surveillance and support immunization responses in the coming weeks and months.

Rotary has a broad and active network in the Philippines—a network that has the power to raise awareness about the importance of improving immunization rates and making sure every single child is protected against polio. On Friday, 20 September, the 10 District Governors in the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Health to work together to ensure the success of the upcoming polio immunization campaigns.

We appreciate the leadership and commitment of Rotarians in the Philippines to protect all children from polio in the country where Rotary held the inaugural polio immunization campaign.

For more information and a video on vaccine-derived polioviruses, please visit this link. polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-prevention/the-virus/vaccine-derived-polio-viruses/

Mike McGovern, International PolioPlus Committee Chair
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