Welcome to Rotary District 5710 - Eastern Kansas

 
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back. Our District is comprised of 43 clubs in Eastern Kansas, with over 2100 members. Find a Club in Eastern Kansas.
IMAGINE” A WORLD WITHOUT POLIO!
HOW R0TARY CELEBRATED WORLD POLIO DAY 2022
 
ROTARY AROUND THE WORLD:
On October 24th Rotarians from 100’s of countries joined our partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to celebrate World Polio Day by viewing the official “WORLD POLIO DAY 2022 GLOBAL UPDATE” video which you can still view if you Click here: https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day.  You can then also download it if you wish by clicking on the download button immediately below the video.
 
And many Rotarians watched and shared awareness of an important look ahead by watching “WORLD POLIO DAY AND BEYOND - A HEALTY FUTURE FOR MOTHERS AND CHILDREN”. This is the name of another video (actually a 3-video series) that was sponsored by WHO and live streamed on October 21st and 22nd, perhaps giving us a peek into Rotary’s future after polio? ...(speculation on my part). You can access them by clicking here: World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond. RI President Jennifer plays a prevalent role in the Day 1 video and is well worth watching. Although I think all of it is worth watching, If you are crunched for time, advance the video to 19 minutes 30 seconds, where she is introduced by Aiden O’Leary, WHO’s Director of Polio Eradication, and has a dialog with Jeffrey Kluger, Editor-at-Large for Time Magazine and author of Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio (2005).
 
And finally, many Rotarians had the opportunity to view and hear this special World Polio Day message from our International President, Jennifer Jones: 2022_JonesWPDMessage
 
ROTARY IN DISTRICT 5710:
Here in Kansas many of our District Clubs also celebrated World Polio Day with terrific and supportive Polio Plus Fundraising Events and focused efforts to spread awareness of the importance of Rotary’s promise of a Polio Free world for children everywhere. The leadup to World Polio Day got off to a great start when Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly, issued a proclamation declaring “October 24, 2022, as World Polio Day in Kansas”. Within a short time, a number of our clubs joined in by successfully arranging for their local cities and counties to issue similar proclamations which helped enhance community awareness of all Rotary has done and is doing to eradicate Polio.  Clubs planned and successfully carried out fundraisers for Polio Plus ranging from Pints4Polio to Purple Pinkie Donut Days to Pumpkin Runs. And now the District’s Polio Plus Society has attracted many new members making that commitment to support Polio Plus each year until polio is defeated.  It’s still not too late to join the Polio Plus Society, whereby you commit to donating a minimum of $100 per year, every year until Polio is gone, you can become a Member of the District 5710 Polio Plus Society and receive a handsome Polio Plus Society Pin. Many Rotarians choose the "recurring" option, whereby you donate a little bit each month, as little as $10 per month. The Commitment Form is on the district website. 

Thank you for your dedication to this, Rotary's #1 Priority, and the promise we made to children everywhere...a polio free world.
 
And “We are…This Close” as shown in our “Countdown to History”
HAS YOUR CLUB MET ITS DONATION GOAL FOR 22/23?
Call or email me for ideas or help: Jim Arnett, Polio Plus District Chair
 (913) 200-0514 ~ maajca@gmail.com
 
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Wild Poliovirus Weekly Update
COUNTDOWN TO HISTORY!
Week Ending 28 0ct 2022
Total number of wild cases in 2019:  176
Total number of wild cases in 2020:  140
Total # of wild poliovirus cases in 2021: 6
Total # of wild poliovirus cases in 2022: 29(Oct 8, 2022)       
Total # of wild poliovirus cases this week: 2(Pakistan)
      (compared with Total of 2 for the same period in 2021)
Total number of Circulating Vaccine Derived cases - 2022: 449
 (vs. totals in 2020: 1113; & 698 in 2021, with 434 by this date)
 
Please Donate @ https://www.myrotary.org 
OR CHECKS TO YOUR CLUB’S CHARITABLE ACCOUNT DIRECTED TO “POLIO PLUS”
In September, Overbrook Rotary completed the annual staining project on the "Don't Overlook Overbrook" mural on Highway 56. The new mural was completed four years ago and must be stained each fall to maintain the painting. The club has mastered this project to complete in about 30 minutes.  Members participating in the project from back to front in the photo at right are Vic Robbins, Larry Butel, Randy Durbin, and Mike Bronoski.  
 
Overbrook Rotary worked it 14th annual Kids Fishing tournament held at the Bob Klingler Kids Pond named after one of our favorite current members.
 
Meet The Governor
DG Stephanie Meyer
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Click here to listen to the District 5710 "Rotary Talk" Podcast! You might just hear someone you know!
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