Message from our Club President (May 16)

 

We were treated to a firsthand experience of the National Immunisation Day in India in January 2018 when club members Stephen and Diane Fisher shared their involvement in this program with us.

They went to Moradabad where District 9810 has helped previously with the immunisation program and with the provision of fresh water and toilets as part of polio eradication. Polio Plus is about preventing polio through immunisation and also other preventative methods including sanitation, clean drinking water, education, surveillance and clean ups. India, miraculously, is now polio free but the activities of the Polio Plus Program are still vitally important to maintain this polio free status.

This week our club will be represented at the Manningham Business Excellence Awards 2018 launch with guest speaker David Parkin. This is a great initiative which has been in place for six years and is supported by all of the Rotary Clubs in our council area.

Also this week we will be hearing from our exchange student from Germany, Neele Huebner, who will provide us with an overview of her time in Australia, what she has learned and what impact her experiences has had on her life.

Then the following week we will be joining our friends at the Rotary Club of  Warrandyte/Donvale on Tuesday 22nd May, for a shared meeting and to thank the club for sharing with us, our Youth Exchange Program for the 2017/2018 year. This meeting will replace our usual meeting on Wednesday 23 May.

Yours in Rotary “Making a Difference”,

Janis McFarland
Club President