Orange Plaza Rotary observed World Polio Day with a special “Polio Update” presentation by Past District Governor Rae Shirer.
The program will be repeated on November 5th. Members of the public are welcome to attend to learn how Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio worldwide have made it much easier to battle other diseases, such as ebola.
As World Polio Day approaches, many Rotarians wonder if polio can truly be eradicated in the world by 2018. Meanwhile, most American are unaware of the risk that polio could, once again, become a problem on our own shores.
Join us on October 22nd, for an update on the battle to beat polio and learn why Rotary’s efforts make it easier to combat other diseases such as the ebola virus.
Invite your friends and family – especially the parents of young children – as PDG Rae Shirer presents “Where Are We Now?”
Ruby’s Streamliner Lounge
186 N. Atchison
Old Towne Orange, CA
Orange Plaza Rotarian (and Past District Governor) Rae Shirer receives her Paul Harris +5 pin for her support of The Rotary Foundation. The pin represents total donations of $6,000 for the Foundation’s humanitarian programs and work to End Polio Now.
Rae’s most recent contribution was supported by her participation in “Dancing for a Cause” in May.
Thank you to everyone that came out to support Orange Plaza Rotary at the Orange International Street Fair this weekend. We raised several thousand dollars to End Polio Now and to support our community service projects. A special shout out to our volunteers from the Orange Plaza Car Show and to Past President Amy Bippus. Of course, we always have the best signs, thanks to Sue MacArthur Hansen Hayes of Showcard Signs. See you next year! — with Teri Snyder, Joe Colombo, Chris Hale, Jack Sappington, Jason Curtis,Tracey L. Curtis and Howard Glasser at Orange International Street Fair.
Once again, Orange Sunrise Rotary hosted a local cruise night at Tutto Fresco to raise funds to End Polio Now.
$195 was raised by the club. This will be matched with $390 from The Gates Foundation. Orange Sunrise Rotary typically donates $2,000 per year to the fight to eradicate polio.
Orange Sunrise held its second cruise night of the Rotary year on September 22nd at Tutto Fresco Italian Restaurant, located at the corner of Katella and Glassell in the City of Orange. Classics, customs, hot rods and street rods turned out for the event. Tutto Fresco donates 20% of all sales made during the cruise hours to Orange Sunrise Rotary. The club uses all of these funds to support The Rotary Foundation and the effort to End Polio Now.
With the polio vaccine! Orange Sunrise Rotary raised a total of $1,232 in September to support The Rotary Foundation efforts to End Polio Now. In addition to the car cruise night at Tutto Fresco restaurant, the club sold tickets to the Angels baseball game fundraiser organized by Rotary District 5320. Orange Sunrise was recognized for collecting the most donations during the pre-game chili cook-off.
A single dose of the polio vaccine costs approximately 60 cents. Polio is still endemic in 3 countries: Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. To join the effort to eradicate polio forever, donate today!
Orange Sunrise Rotarians turned out with family and friends to attend the annual Rotary District 5320 Foundation Dinner, honoring clubs and Rotarians for their support of the Rotary Foundation.
The club was acknowledged for achieving three giving goals in the 2010-11 Rotary year: Every Rotarian Every Year (for each and every club member giving some amount to the Foundation); Sustaining Member (every member giving at least $100 during the Rotary year); and the Gates Challenge award for the club’s donation of $2000 during the Rotary year to End Polio Now.
In addition, Honorary Member Grant Engle was honored for his work as the Centennial District Governor and kicking off the effort for Rotary 5320 to become a 100% Paul Harris Fellow District. The District achieved this goal in 2011, and is only the second District in the world to do so.
Past District Governor Herb Trumpoldt (RC Yorba Linda Sunrise) visited Orange Sunrise Rotary on September 7th to share his experience as part of a Rotary National Immunization Day in India this past winter.
With dozens of photos he took during the trip, Herb illustrated the unsanitary conditions of India’s poor, which contributes to the spread of the disease in that country. He also highlighted the cooperation of dedicated local community leaders, government, United States health organizations and Rotary to distribute thousands of doses of polio vaccine to India’s children.
Polio, practically unknown in the United States since the introduction of a vaccine in the 1950’s, is still endemic in four countries of the world: Pakistan, Afghanistain, India and Nigeria.
Rotary International has been committed to the eradication of this life threatening, crippling disease since 1985.