March to End Polio Now / Rise Against Hunger

As part of a 2:1 challenge grant with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, SMHS and HMS Service Clubs and ASBs as well as Carver Pioneers and Valentine Vikings invite the community to participate in an All Community Walk on Friday, April 14 from 3:30-5:00 at the Huntington Middle School track. Then join us in the HMS Cafe as we package 10,152 meals as we Rise Against Hunger. A pre-registration donation of $20 made payable to San Marino Rotary Charities by Thursday, March 30 assures you a memorable afternoon and evening with our community’s children—all of whom are well fed and polio free. Download a registration form or contact HMS Rotary Interact Advisor, Denise Wadsworth, at dwadsworth@smusd.us or (626-434-6646) to reserve your space.

Since the launch of Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program in 2005, Rotarians have packaged over 30 million meals for distribution to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.

In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus 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. The disease remains endemic in only three countries – Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan — although other countries remain at risk for imported cases.

A highly infectious disease, polio causes paralysis and is sometimes fatal. As there is no cure, the best protection is prevention. For as little 85 cents worth of vaccine, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. After an international investment of more than US$9 billion, and the successful engagement of over 200 countries and 20 million volunteers, polio could be the first human disease of the 21st century to be eradicated.

 

Meeting Information

Thursdays at 12:10 PM

San Marino Community Church, Fellowship Hall

1750 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA Map It

Our meeting location occasionally changes.  Click “More info” in the Upcoming Events section below to confirm the location.

Due to the COVIS-19 Epidemic the club is temporarily meeting on-line via Zoom.  Contact Aaron Gil, President to find out how to log into Zoom.   agil73@gmail.com or 626-688-6047

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: Food Law questions for Olive Oil and Honey
Speaker: Michael T. Roberts
Topic: Role of Food Law in everyday consumer products: Olive Oil and Honey. How do we know what's in our plates?
September 24th 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: New Members Craft Talks
Speaker: Michael Killackey and Evi Darmali
Topic: Craft Talks from new members: Michael Killackey and Evi Darmali
October 1st 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Governor Greg Jones Visit
Speaker: Greg Jones
Topic: Club overview and discussion with D5300 Governor Greg Jones
October 8th 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: CSULA - Building A Community of Education
Speaker: Dr William Covino
Topic: State of CSULA and update on CSULA Roteract Club
October 15th 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Caregivers in the Norton Simon Collections
Speaker: Margaret Bell
Topic: Insight into the function of art in physical, mental and spiritual care with examples from different areas of the museum collection.
October 22nd 2020 12:10 pm
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