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Rotarys celebration of the
worldwide "Eradication of Polio" project
Purple Crucus's in bloom
Bolton Spring 2017
This year (2017) is the centenary of the Rotary Foundation. The Foundation is Rotarys’ Charity, that has amongst other things, has spent $1.2billion dollars on a programme of worldwide polio eradication in 1985. Polio is almost gone from the world. The Rotary symbol for the campaign is a crocus.
The Rotary Clubs of Bolton sought opportunities to celebrate the centenary and raise awareness of the ongoing “We are this close” campaign, but also to improve the local community environment, by planting crocuses on small plots of available public land, to be in flower for the centenary, and for each subsequent year thereafter, for the benefit of all.
The pictures show the outcome of our October crocus bulb planting
There was no cost to the public purse.
ROTARY AND POLIO FACT SHEET
Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.
In 1985, Rotary launched its Polio Plus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $9 billion to the effort.
Today, there are only two countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Just 4 polio cases were confirmed worldwide this year to March 22nd 2017, (polioeradication.org) which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.
Rotary in Action
More than one million Rotary members and volunteers have donated their time and personal resources to end polio. Every year, hundreds of Rotary members work side-by-side with health workers to vaccinate children in polio-affected countries. Rotarians work with UNICEF and other partners to prepare and distribute mass communication tools to reach people in areas isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty. Rotary members also recruit fellow volunteers, assist with transporting the vaccine, and provide other logistical support.
Rotary's 'We Are This Close' Campaign Seeks to Eradicate Polio from the Globe entirely.
Easter singing at Millview and Beechville
care homes April 10th & 12th
Club Members in action singing (strangling?) some tunes on the 12th at Beechville. Good to see Honarary Member Wilf Griffiths at the edge of the picture. Master of Ceremonies for the evenings was Mervyn Porter and poetry readings from our own "Poet in residennce" Michael Taylor (1st and 2nd from left). A couple of lovely evenings.
Young Footballers at St Georges Park
MOSS Bank's hopes of repeating their success of two years ago were dashed when they narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot in the inter-district Rotary five-a-side football competition.
The national event, held at St George's Park, the FA's elite training ground, saw Moss Bank Under-12s team represent the local area against 12 teams from all over the country.
The youngsters, sponsored by Bolton-le-Moors Rotary Club, played five games in their group winning three and losing two. They missed out on a semi-final spot by just one point and failed to emulate their success of two years ago when they won the competition without losing a game.
New Interact Charter at Sharples School
Delighted to be able to present the Interact Club of Sharples School Charter, Monday June 19th.
Over the last 12months whilst awaiting their Charter, the school has been supporting a Dementia project in Bolton and collecting monies for Sand Dams in India.
Bolton IronMan 2017 - July 16th
Bolton and Bolton le Moors Rotarians manning the Lostock feed station for the day, after the entrants have completed a 2 mile swim and a 120 mile bike ride.
The stream of lycra was just 4 miles into a full marathon of 26 miles at Lostock.
Presidential Handover July 19th 2017
Paul Wightman, immediate Past president hands over the chain of office to Peter Tonge for the Rotary year 2107-18
Baby Basics 20th July 2017
Samantha Jones (on the right) and Kelly Blears (on the left) on behalf of Bolton le Moors Rotary, handing over a cheques to Elizabeth Southern of Baby Basics Bolton. Sam and Kelly are Boltpn Health Visitors who join with the Rotary Club to support the running of the annual Ironkids fun run.
Baby Basics is a project aiming to support new mothers who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. Baby Basics provides much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; particularly those from displaced people groups and those seeking asylum.
Working with midwives, health visitors and other professional groups to provide support directly where it is most needed, Baby Basics volunteers lovingly collect, sort and package a ‘Moses Basket’ of clothing, toiletries and essential baby equipment as an attractive gift to new mothers.
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(1st Wednesday of the month 19:30 for Dinner. We do not have a meal on the remaining Wednesday's)
Bolton Golf Club, Chorley New Road, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4AJ 01204 843 067