World Polio Day 24 October.
There has been a concerted effort around the country to light up buildings in purple to raise awareness of our Polio + Campaign. I attach a photo of St John’s in Yeovil suitably coloured. The day was marked by the announcement that Polio type three has been globally eradicated. Type one cases this year to date now number 94, 18 in Afghanistan and 76 in Pakistan. Still work in progress!
World Peace Conference 2020.
The Rotary World Peace Conference 2020 is taking place in Ontario California on January 17 & 18. For more details visit https://peaceconference2020.org/
How would you like to widen your Rotary Involvement?
There are vacancies on the District team next year for four Assistant Governors (AG) and a District Governor Nominee (to be DG in 2022-23).
The AG role is one of the best in Rotary as it gives the chance to widen ones Rotary family with only a light commitment. It involves supporting an area of six or seven clubs to help them meet the objectives of Rotary and acting as liaison with District, RIBI and RI. It involves running area meetings, three or four per year, for the clubs to foster working together and attending District Support Team Meetings (some of which are now held by Zoom). I always enjoyed my time as an AG and never found the role too time consuming. Applicants do have to have served as President. Training is provided. Nominations are due by 6 November. Details are with club secretaries.
According to DMS we have 49 new active members this year. Frome Town 7, Dorchester Poundbury 6, Bath 4, Crewkerne District 4, Weymouth 4, Bathavon 3, Midsomer Norton & Radstock 3, Burnham-on-Sea, 2, Chippenham 2, Island & Royal Manor of Portland 2, Melcombe Regis 2. and one new member for Brue Valley, Chard, Chelwood Bridge, Dorchester Casterbridge, Frome, Melksham, Mendip, Shepton Mallet, Taunton Vale and Wellington. Well done everyone, keep up the good work.