Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Local & International Service Projects

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Sep 252012
 

Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club held its second annual Golf Tournament on September 20, 2012 at Wedgefield Plantation.

Pictured is the First Place Team from T.J. Baxley Tire – L to R: T.J. Baxley, Will Waldrop, Brandon Jolly, and Keith Feilds.

All funds raised by the Rotary Fundraising event support scholarships for vocational students at Georgetown High School, dictionaries for 3rd grade students in Georgetown, Student Exchange Programs, Alzheimer’s Research and Worldwide eradication of Polio.

Rotary Holiday Ornaments Available – Proceeds Support Polio Eradication

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Aug 262012
 

The 2012 Holiday Ornaments are available to order now – click the link below for the order form.

The Annual Holiday Project for 2012 is dedicated to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Program.

Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will go towards Rotary’s Polio Program.

Each ornament will have engraved on the reverse side the 2012 Rotary theme “Peace Through Service.”

Each Rotarian can do their part to erase the devastating and crippling disease of Polio.

Holiday Ornament Flyer 2012

ORDERS ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH NOV. 20, 2012

Dr. Bill Green provides update on Polio to Carolina Forest Sunrise Club

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Aug 072012
 
Carolina Forest Sunrise Rotary Club

The President of Chicora Rotary Club Dr. Bill Green and President of Carolina Forest Rotary Andy Kiracofe

Dr. Bill Green recently provided the Carolina Forest Sunrise Rotary Club with some of the latest statistics about Polio – Bill Gates has told us we are this close – we are at 99% success! Before the polio vaccine, there were 350,000 new cases of the awful illness each year in175 countries.

Salk vaccine began being used in 1954 and Polio was abolished in the USA in 1979. Rotary Club’s involvement began in  1985, in cooperation with UNICEF, WHO and CDC, 25 years later $8 billion total spent, 2.5 billion immunization. In June 2009 Gates Foundation issued a challenge grant of $355 million to Rotary International: if Rotary raised $200 million in 3 years!

3 years later, Rotarians around the world have raised over $215,754,500. Gates added $50million as our bonus for a good job.  2 years ago, India had the world’s highest

infection rate. This year India was declared free of Polio for 12 months! Polio’s last victim in India was an 18 month-old girl in West Bengal. Reinfection has occurred this year in Angola, Chad and Congo.  This has been controlled  in Congo  and Angola $60 provides 100 immunizations.

5 million children have been saved from disease,Yet this progress  is threatened  by a funding shortfall of almost $1 billion for 2012-2013 . The world’s health  ministers, meeting this May, declared polio an “emergency for  global public health”.

We presently have the lowest infection rate in history in the world. We have never had  a never had a higher world immunization rate. Polio can and must be eradicated everywhere.It will be only the second time a disease has been eliminated; the first was Small Pox. There are truly only political and social barriers left. 50% of adults  who contract Polio die. The president of Nigeria has pledged $30 million per year for eradication.

Thank you for all you do as Rotarians to ensure our goal of Polio eradication is met.

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