Polio Plus Luncheon
POLIO PLUS LUNCHEON raises over $4,000
The Rotary club luncheon in partnership with the Davedi Club, generated over $4,000 towards Rotary's Polio Eradication Program on October 14th. The participants heard from District Governor Margaret Walton, Rotary District 7010; Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health and Elizabeth Lounsbury, Chair of Polio Canada.
And were entertained by the "Rotary Singers"!
Staff from ShelterBox and the United Nation’s World Food Programme help unload a delivery of ShelterBox supplies at Les Cayes harbor in Haiti, where tents are likely to be used to help health professionals screen and treat cholera victims.
Photo Credit: Alexis Masciarelli
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless.
The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne illnesses.
A ShelterBox response team of volunteers from Canada, England, New Zealand, and the United States traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, last week to assess the damage and decide how best to help people. ShelterBox, an independent charity, is Rotary's project partner for disaster relief.
Working with Rotary members, government authorities, and other relief agencies, ShelterBox is focusing on the cholera outbreak in the southern region of the island and emergency shelter. A shipment of ShelterBox supplies arrived in Les Cayes, in the south of Haiti, on Wednesday, which likely will be used to help health professionals screen and treat cholera victims.
A GLP Global Grant Is Getting Special Recognition from TRF!
As part of its centennial celebrations in Atlanta next June, The Rotary Foundation will be recognizing 10 outstanding global grants closed in the 2015-16 Rotary year, and guess what? One of them is a GLP global grant! The Rotary Club of North Bay and the Rotary Club of North Bay-Nipissing, currently along with 5 other clubs in Rotary District 7010, are part of the 120+ Rotary clubs around the world participating in this project.
The grant, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Guatemala Vista Hermosa and Summit County, Colorado, brought literacy and training to over 6,000 children and teachers in Guatemala and is being recognized for its
District 7010 Project Service Report - September 2016
Read the latest District 7020 Service Report that depicts our current status and reflects on some of the current resources that are available. This past year our District completed 23 worthy District projects, a number here in our own communities as well as numerous International projects: HHART projects in the Dominican Republic and Rotary Wheels for Learning in Cambodia. This past year as well the first Rotary School in Cambodia was revisited and added to and a second Rotary School was built. District Rotarians also continue to work on the Guatemala Literacy Project. Other projects like the Adventure in Understanding is about to take off for the 3rd time. YES, we are very much a service oriented Rotary District.