The Rotary Club Of Festival City

President:  Dianne Yundt

Minutes of the meeting of November 6 , 2012

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Guests:  Randy Matthews; Leticia Figueiredo our Rotary exchange student.  Door Prize: Bill Helmuth won the prize donated by Tyler Canal.


  1. Rotary Leadership Institute: The next training session, all 3 levels, is in Stratford on Nov 17. See the District site to sign up
  2. On Nov 22 at 7 p.m. the Area 3 meeting will be held in Mitchell at Deck Dentistry
  3. Christmas Party: All are invited to attend a Christmas Party on Monday Dec 17 at 7pm at the Queen’s Inn.  Significant Others are also invited. Cost: $10.00 per person. Please wear a Christmas hat or sweater (the tackier the better). There will be no meeting Tues. Dec 18.
  4. Arts and Eats: Mitchell is hosting this Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction at Mitchell Golf and Country Club on Sunday November 17th. Cost is $40- advance tickets only- available from  a Mitchell Rotarian, Van Gerwin Insurance and Deck Dentistry.The Guest Speaker is April Bending. Fine Art raffle draw will also be held - tickets are $5 each or 5/ $20 (available as above.
  5. Kettle Campaign:The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign will begin on November 16th and continue until December 24th. They are asking for us to man the kettles for a day. Please contact Tyler if you are interested in participating this year.
  6. Guest Speaker: David Moore was introduced by Dianne Yundt.   

David spoke on Rotary International and its' goal to eradicate polio world-wide. Polio Plus was an initiative begun in 1988 to eradicate polio around the world. To date this campaign has been successful in India- in 2011 there were no new cases of polio reported in this geographically huge and highly populated country. This success is due to Rotary's efforts "on the ground" - thousands of members volunteered to immunize children of 5yrs and older. Despite the difficulties of administering this vaccine ( it is an oral vaccine that must be kept cold while being transported over great distances in extremely hot conditions) communities all over the country were "blitzed" to ensure that all children were successfully immunized. Most of the costs of this initiative were for the social workers sent in advance of the immunization teams to search out the children and keep the records required. They encountered many difficulties: goegraphical, religious, political and local superstitions regarding innoculations. Because Rotary is non-political it can go into countries and work "on the ground". The Rotary Polio Plus Program will continue the effort to eradicate polio in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Unicef, Rotary and the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation have initiated the Global Eradication Initiative.