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JULY, 2017

Gates Foundation and Ro-

Program Schedule
tary Pledge Additional
$450 Million to End Polio July 13—Kasey Childress
As the world inches closer toward eradicat- July 20—Kelly Childress
ing polio, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foun-
dation and service organization Rotary will
spend nearly half a billion dollars in an
July 27—Wayne Givens
effort to eliminate the disease over the next
three years. August 3—Alden Hatheway
Bill Gates joined Rotary president John August 10—Jeremy King
Germ to announce this pledge at the annu-
al Rotary International Convention in At- August 17—James Linton
2017-2018 Club
Beginning July 1, the Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s August 24—Anthony Lowery
Officers commitment to raise $50 million a year over the next three
years, two-to-one. That means another $450 million could go August 31—Tonja Lowery
President—Kenny King to eradicating the disease by 2020. The matching program
Pres. Elect/Secretary— adds to a previous pledge from 2013, when the Gates Foun- Sept. 7—Hoss Mack
dation pledged to match Rotary contributions two-to-one, up
KellyChildress to $35 million each year through 2018. With this commit- Sept. 14—Sherri Mack
ment, the two organizations will have together raised nearly
Vice-President—Ann Simpson
$1.5 billion to fight polio since 2007.
Treasurer—Kathy Schrieber
Sept. 21—Patti Middleton
The money will fund both the administration of oral vaccina-
Sergeant-At-Arms—Wayne Giv- tions in the countries where children are still at risk for con- Sept. 28—Cynthia Nall
ens tracting polio, and increase disease surveillance efforts, like
testing sewage water, to detect where the virus could still be Oct. 5—Peggy Nelson
COMMITTEE CHAIRS: circulating in communities.
Club Admin. —Ann Simpson “Some people, especially these days, think the world is get- Oct. 12—Mary Nevitt
ting worse,” Gates said in his speech at the Rotary conven-
Membership—Kasey Childress Oct. 19—Brian Pierce
tion. “The progress on polio is a reminder of what people can
Public Relatons—Tonja Lowery accomplish when they are bold, determined, and willing to
work together.” Oct. 26—Frances Rigsby
When the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was started in
CLUB MEMBERS SERVING 1988, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children annually in
Nov. 2—Kathy Schreiber
AS DISTRICT 6880 more than 125 countries. Now, the number of cases has de-
OFFICERS creased by 99%. India had its last new case of polio in 2011. Nov. 9—Reagan Scroggins
Now the disease is considered endemic, or prevalent, in just
Asst. District Governor—Brian Nov. 16—Ann Simpson
three countries: Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2016
Pierce there were fewer than 40 new cases diagnosed in those coun-
tries. And so far this year, there have only been five new Nov. 23—THANKSGIVING
diagnoses in Afghanistan and Pakistan; none in Nigeria.““If
DISTRICT GOVERNOR: we’re looking at only five cases this year, any case could be Nov. 30—Terry Simpson
the last,” Carol Pandak, director of Rotary’s PolioPlus pro-
Bill Trant, Opelika, AL gram, told FORBES. To reach a polio-free status requires at
least three years with no new polio cases. To get to that
Dec. 7—Mike Sledge
point, Rotary states that an additional $1.5 billion is needed.
Dec. 14—Tim Spears
While one dose of the polio vaccine costs just 15 cents, the
Ian Riseley, Victoria, Australia investment in health care workers to deliver the vaccines,
Dec. 21—Chad Stapleton
plus ongoing awareness campaigns, are more costly. Children
Check out our new club web in at-risk countries must receive multiple vaccination doses Dec. 28—Amy Younce
page at during childhood. And still, more than 400 million children a
www.centralbaldwinsunset year are being immunized. Source: Forbes Jan. 4—Randy Younce
Club President Jeremy King introduces *If you need to change your pro-
“Pretty Pink Princess Piggy for Polio Plus”! gram date, please let Ann Simp-
“Piggy” will be attending every club meeting son know. Also, if a club event
this Rotary year and her job is to falls on your assigned date, the
collect donations for Rotary’s Po- event will be considered your
lio Plus campaign! Let’s “make a program and the schedule will
difference” in eradicating polio.
remain set.
Regular attendance is essential to a strong and active Rotary club and Central Baldwin Sunset consistently
ranks in the top 5 clubs for attendance in our District! Thank you for making Rotary attendance a priority.
Makeups must be within 2 weeks of the missed meeting (14 days before or after the missed meeting).

We definitely enjoy seeing everyone at our meetings and miss you when you aren’t there. However, “life happens”
and in those weeks that you are unable to attend our club meeting, there are several make-up opportunities:
 Attend the Club Board meeting held on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday at Willy T’s at 12:00 noon
 Attend a "live" meeting of another local Rotary Club
Daphne/Spanish Fort Club meets Monday @ 12:00 at Daphne United Methodist Church
Robertsdale Club meets Tuesday @ 12:00 at Mama Lou's
Bay Minette Club meets Wednesday @ 12:00 at Rotary Village
Fairhope Club meets Wednesday @ 12:30 at Homestead Village
Point Clear Club meets Thursday @ 7:30 AM at the Grand Hotel
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach meets Thursday @ 12:00 at the Gulf Shores Golf Club
Foley Club meets Friday @12:15 at Wolf Bay Lodge
 Make-up a meeting online: Complete the meeting make-up documentation on
the club’s web site. The e-club will e-mail a make-up confirmation to you or to me (


Storm troopers, the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire, descended on Cynthia Nall’s home
during the Rotary year-end party on June 30, 2017. After “storming the party” and escorting
our incoming President, Jeremy King, into the swimming pool, they posed for this photo with
our gracious host. We enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs,
and sides, followed by gourmet ice-cream creations by
Frenchies Cajun Café. The following club members
were recognized for perfect attendance: Kasey; Kelly,
Jeremy, Anthony, Tonja, Hoss, Sherri, Brian,
Frances, Kathy, Reagan, Ann, and Terry. Kathy pre-
sented the Rotarian of the Year Award to Ann, fol-
lowed by a Paul Harris Fellow presentation to Terry.
Kathy also presented the outgoing officers with per-
sonalized jigsaw puzzles of the Rotary logo. Jeremy
then presented Kathy with her “outgoing President” award and the incoming officers with club
shirts. As usual, we had a great time with our Rotary family. Thanks again CYNTHIA!!!

The Four-Way Test

of the things we think, say or do

First: is it the TRUTH?

Second: is it FAIR to all concerned?

Third: will it build GOODWILL and BET-


Sunset Rotary Club Board Meeting
Wednesday July 12 at Willy T’s at 12:00 noon.