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and Rotary every Wednesday at noon.
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8233 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, TX  77338
United States
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Annum Jaffer selected by District 5890 as a

We are delighted to announce that our club sponsored candidate, Annum Jaffer, has been officially selected by District 5890 as a Global Grant Scholar candidate.  This is by far the biggest hurdle in securing the grant.  Her application will now go on to the Rotary Foundation for final approval.  Annum is seeking a Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the London School of Economics. She holds a BS in Biology from the University of Texas and is currently a third year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Last December Annum volunteered at the Moria Refugee Camp, a health clinic, on the Greek island of Lesvos assisting refugees. She leaves Monday November 21, 2016 to volunteer at a refugee camp in Jordan for three weeks with Souriyat Across Borders.  Annum is the epitome of being the change one wishes to see in the world. 

P:S: From Jennifer Walden Mutchler

She has been an absolute joy to work with throughout the application and interview process.  Her passion and hope for a better world is infectious.  We look forward to having her visit our club soon.

A special thank you to Bill Davis and former Global Scholar, Dr. Isis Mejias for their role in finding and supporting Annum. 

 

 

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
 
JOHN F. GERM
PRESIDENT 2016-17
 
NOVEMBER 2016
Looking back at the momentous 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, it is difficult to see what could have been contentious about the words of then-President Arch C. Klumph: “It seems eminently proper that we should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.” Yet, at the time, support for the idea was far from unanimous. Some thought an endowment fund would create more trouble than it was worth. But Klumph’s idea received the support it most needed in the form of an initial donation of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Mo.
 
World Polio Day Proclamation
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Humble Mayor Merle Aaron presented a proclamation to The Rotary Club of Humble recognizing World Polio Day that is being observed around the world.
 
Mayor Aaron recognized that Rotary International initiated PolioPlus in 1985 and spearheaded the Global Polio Eradication with the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF to immunize children of the world against polio.
 
He recognized that polio cases have dropped by 99 percent since 1988 and the world is very close to eradicating polio. It would be the second disease to be eradicated. Rotary International has contributed more than US$1 billion and countless volunteer hours for the protection of more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Members of the Rotary Club of Humble have personally donated more than $36,000 for this initiative. The cost of the vaccine, which was developed by Dr Jonas Salk, is as low as $0.60 per child for a lifetime of protection.
 
Mayor Aaron recognized that Rotary is currently working to raise an additional $200 million toward a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and that these  efforts are providing much needed operational support, medical personnel, laboratory equipment and educational materials for health workers and parents.
 
The Mayor recognized that Rotary clubs around the world sponsor service projects to address such critical issues as poverty, health, hunger, illiteracy, and the environment in their local communities, and abroad.
 
Mayor Aaron concluded by proclaiming that October 24 was recognized as World Polio Day and encouraged citizens to support Rotary International in the fight for a polio-free world.
 
World Polio Day, October 24 is recognized each year to honor Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine. He refused to patent the vaccine as merely wished to see the vaccine disseminated as widely as possible.
 
The community can participate in helping to eradicate polio, which is endemic in only three countries, by going to the web site endpolio.org and making a donation.
 
 
Halloween Social 2016
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This is the first 4 Way Test Essay Contest ever done in Colombia, and this contest has created a relationship between the CRI and the school which they are using to promote Rotary. The CRI used the opportunity to talk to the school about Polio and on Polio Day they did a fund raising at the school. Pictured below in the blue pants isJuliana, President of CRCI and students.
 
 
 
 

Letters To The Editor - week of 10/24/16--Tribune

Monday, October 24, 2016

 

Eliminating polio

 

Dear Editor:

 

World Polio Day is Oct. 24 and I want to thank all of the 1.2 million Rotary Club members in 200 countries around the world that kept their promise to all of the children of the world when we decided, in 1985, to make polio eradication our number one priority. And in particular, hats off to the people just like you and me, the men and women of the Rotary Club of Humble and other clubs in Rotary District 5890 in the Houston area. The membership of Humble Rotary has donated more than $36,000 during this initiative. The global effort to eradicate polio demonstrates the tremendous impact of immunizations. The number of new polio cases, a disease that once paralyzed more than 1,000 children every day, has dropped more than 99 percent since the 1980s. There are fewer cases in fewer places than ever before, and only three countries (Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus. The number of wild polio cases reported in 2015 was less than a third of the previous lowest year, 2012. However, a funding gap means immunization campaigns are being cut in high-risk countries, leaving children more vulnerable to polio. If polio isn’t stopped now, the disease could stage a comeback, affecting an estimated 200,000 children every year. Rotary made polio eradication its top priority in 1985. Rotary has since contributed $1.2 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries.

 

If we can eliminate polio from the planet, dozens of other diseases could follow. This is a historic moment, and one that is meaningful to people — especially children — the world over. As the world stands on the verge of victory over polio, it is important to recognize that amazing things can happen when forces join together for a common good.

 

Pam McNair
President, Humble Rotary

 

 

Iron Lung piggy bank for Polio funds for Rotary Club of Humble. Courtesy of Bill Davis.
 
 
 
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