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Conifer

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesday mornings and on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings each month. Mornings @ 7AM on Tuesdays, Evenings @ 5:30PM 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.
Mornings @ Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer CO
Evenings @ St. Laurence Church, 26812 Barkley Road,
Conifer, CO
United States of America
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Join us in our efforts to make our community and the world better.  Your donation is tax deductible.
 
 
 
Meeting Programs
Dean McCall
Oct 22, 2019
Club Assembly
Dark, No meeting
Oct 29, 2019
Fifth Tuesday Social
Bob Rose
Nov 05, 2019
Saint Helene, Honduras: Water To Every Home
Dean McCall
Nov 12, 2019
Club Assembly
 
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Ride to End Polio
Donate to DG Curt Harris's Ride to End Polio on November 23rd
 
Click HERE
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Fitzsimmons Middle School Interact Project
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Supplies
Please help our Interact Students, donate supplies at Moore Lumber in either Pine Junction or Bailey.
 
Project Consumables
 
1000 Zip Ties - Different sizes
Fabric 
Wood Glue
Glue Sticks
Duct Tape
Double-sided tape
2 x 4
Fishing line
String
Nails (variety of sizes)
Clamps
Screws (variety of sizes)
20 Exacto-Knife Blades
Cans
Sandpaper
10 box Expo Markers
3000 Popsicle Sticks
Straws
Extension Cords
Tools and Equipment
 
4 Wired drills, not rechargeable
6 New saws
8 better glue guns
2 additional Work benches
2 stationary clamps
4 Tape Measures (Metal)
2 workbench lamps
2 Phillips screw drivers
2 Standard screw drivers
2 sets of pliers
2 sets of drill bits (variety of sizes)
4 Dremel Tools (and attachments)
2 Sanders
2 Fire Extinguisher
2 Fire Blankets
2 Fire Extinguisher boxes with locks
2 Fire Blanket Boxes
15 more outlets in the room or power strips mounted onto the walls
 
Rotary Conifer News
Announcements/Business:
 
  • Mary Steinbrecker and the women of the DAR brought a donation of many boxes of granola bars for the Back Pack Project.
  • The Canyon Courier had pictures and a story about our evening of presentations by the RYLA youth.
  • Next week’s meeting:  Soldier Boxes, Gail Sharp; Twitter tutorial by Lenore McCall and Club business.
  • Day of the Dead party, 6 pm, Saturday October 26 at the McCall’s’ Come in costume or not!
  • Sign up for Salvation Army Bell Ringing at King Soopers over the holidays by clicking HERE, or go to the Community Links tab on our homepage.
  • October 24 is World Polio Day.  District Governor Curt Harris is making a Rotary fundraising bike ride to end polio on November 23rd.  Donate to his ride HERE, or on the District 5450 Website.
 
 
Program:  Marny Eulberg, MD, District 5450 Polio Chair
Update on Polio Plus
 
The reason Dr. Eulberg joined Rotary: she had polio at age 4.  She wants to ensure that other children do not suffer the disease and its related discrimination in many other countries.  Also, as many as 50% of people with polio develop Post Polio Syndrome as they age---which she has experienced.
 
Current statistics for polio:  in 2018 there were 33 cases of wild polio and 104 cases of vaccine derived polio.  The countries that have the wild polio:  Afghanistan and Pakistan.   This year, there are 88 cases of wild-polio and 95 cases of the vaccine-derived polio.  Polio is derived from ingestion of the entero-virus that is excreted in stool.  It is a water-borne disease.  Many people can carry the virus; only about 1% suffer paralysis. 
 
Fund-Raising  and events:
  • All donations are matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation!
  • Conifer Rotary has a goal of $800 for this year.
  • District Governor Curt Harris is making a Rotary bike ride to end polio on November 23rd.  Donate to his ride HERE.
  • The Rotary International General Secretary will be in Denver for a fund-raising dinner Saturday February 8, 2020.
 
The cost to fully vaccinate a child with 3-5 doses is $3.  The estimate to globally eradicate polio is $3 billion for the period 2013-19.   The donations are matched by the Gates Foundation 2:1.  By the time polio is eradicated, Rotary will have contributed $20 billion, including the Gates Foundation matches.
 
More than 1 million Rotarians have supported the vaccine campaign by administering vaccinations, mobilizing awareness activities and engaging government officials.  More than 2.5 billion children have been immunized, resulting in a 99.9% reduction of the disease since 1985!  Since 1988, these immunizations have prevented more than 18 million people from being paralyzed by Polio. 
 
There are three types of wild polio virus.  Type 2 was eliminated in 1999, Type 3 has not been found since Nov. 2012.  Now only Type 1 exists and it is the only polio type being immunized currently.  If we stop vaccinating now, within 10 years there would be 200,000 cases of paralyzing polio.
 
Additional benefits of the Polio vaccination effort include an unrelated improvement in identification and treatment of other diseases, such as ebola.  The “+” in the Polio program name refers to giving Vitamin A drops, distributing mosquito nets and doing water/sanitation projects along with the immunizations.
 
 
Guests:  Mary Steinbrecker