2010 Rotary International
Convention, Montreal, Canada
           Sophie Penney
    State College Sunrise Rotary
         ...
Convention Highlights
•   Plenary Sessions
•   Bruce Aylward, WHO, Polio Eradication
•   Breakouts/President-Elect Session...
Plenary Sessions
• Opening session
  – Welcome
  – Flag ceremony
  – Introduction of Rotary leadership
• Monday session
  ...
Bruce Aylward
Director Polio Eradication Initiative
               WHO
Bruce Aylward
    Director Global Polio Eradication Initiative, WHO
                       Polio Plus
• 2004 Polio on the ...
Consequence of Failing to Eradicate Polio
( for those under the age of 40 – this is an iron/artificial lung)
            1...
President-Elect Session I
• Rotary goals 2010-2011
  – Rotary history – Easter Seals given birth by Rotary,
    eradicatin...
President-Elect Session II
• Foundation Update
  – Polio #1 priority – collaborative project with WHO,
    Unicef, UN, CDC...
Women in Rotary Focus Group
• Nine participants from Philippines, Russia,
  British Columbia, Barbados, Quebec/Maine,
  an...
House of Friendship
• Club service projects
   Clubs addressing: infant brain development, malaria, sight
   loss, palliat...
Speaking of Friendship
       State College Rotarians
 Sophie Penney and Lefty McIntyre
Rotary International Convention 20...
Take aways
• Like other service groups Rotary facing
  membership challenge
• Rotary reviewing direction and programs.
• R...
Last but not least
• Rotary 2011 Convention
  – New Orleans
  – May 21-25, 2011
  – Registration fee $300 prior to Decembe...
See you in the Big Easy!
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2010 Convention Presentation 71410 Final

  1. 1. 2010 Rotary International Convention, Montreal, Canada Sophie Penney State College Sunrise Rotary July 14, 2010
  2. 2. Convention Highlights • Plenary Sessions • Bruce Aylward, WHO, Polio Eradication • Breakouts/President-Elect Sessions • Women in Rotary Focus Group • House of Friendship • 18,000 attendees from around the world
  3. 3. Plenary Sessions • Opening session – Welcome – Flag ceremony – Introduction of Rotary leadership • Monday session – Jo Luck, CEO Heifer International – Bruce Aylward, WHO – Queen Noor of Jordan
  4. 4. Bruce Aylward Director Polio Eradication Initiative WHO
  5. 5. Bruce Aylward Director Global Polio Eradication Initiative, WHO Polio Plus • 2004 Polio on the rise - 92 health ministers meet in Geneva, empower WHO to finish job of eradication. • Three types of polio, one fully eradicated. Exceptionally quick lab work led to vaccine to prevent other two forms. • Cost of program 24 cents per child. • For 10 cents more each child also immunized against measles and other diseases. • Eradication “the great equalizer” -- true social justice because you must reach every child despite conditions in countries.
  6. 6. Consequence of Failing to Eradicate Polio ( for those under the age of 40 – this is an iron/artificial lung) 1 million more children will be infected
  7. 7. President-Elect Session I • Rotary goals 2010-2011 – Rotary history – Easter Seals given birth by Rotary, eradicating polio idea of Rotary club from the Philippines, shelter boxes and more – all ideas of Rotarians. – Support clubs – Enhance awareness of Rotary – Reverse decline in membership – Added youth as a fifth area of service
  8. 8. President-Elect Session II • Foundation Update – Polio #1 priority – collaborative project with WHO, Unicef, UN, CDC and others. – U.S. government largest funding source; others include Gates Foundation and Rotarians. – Revising mission and focus to pursue more collaborative projects. Piloting water project with USAID in Philippines, Ghana and Dominican Republic. – Giving more control to districts to distribute $ – 25% of Rotarians are donors, goal increase percent participation – EREY.
  9. 9. Women in Rotary Focus Group • Nine participants from Philippines, Russia, British Columbia, Barbados, Quebec/Maine, and U.S. • Rotary experience differs from country to country. • Reasons for joining vary, but almost all continue to participate because of international service focus. • Challenges to retaining women.
  10. 10. House of Friendship • Club service projects Clubs addressing: infant brain development, malaria, sight loss, palliative care for indigent in India, Polio, Post-Polio Syndrome, diabetes, water, and much, much more. http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News/Pages/conv10june22_projects.aspx • Rotary Global Networking – Fellowship Groups Flying, music, travel, golf, Internet users (social and information sharing), wine appreciation, fitness, etc. http://www.rotary.org/en/ServiceAndFellowship/Fellowship/GlobalNetworkingGroups/Pages/ ridefault.aspx • Rotary International Resources/Foundation • Met Rotarians from India, Africa, England, Canada, Poland, U.S., and even State College.
  11. 11. Speaking of Friendship State College Rotarians Sophie Penney and Lefty McIntyre Rotary International Convention 2010
  12. 12. Take aways • Like other service groups Rotary facing membership challenge • Rotary reviewing direction and programs. • Rotary focus -- clubs and members. • We are part of something much bigger than ourselves --1.2 million Rotarians Doing Good in the World • Yet projects and programs start with Rotarians like you, and you and you. . .
  13. 13. Last but not least • Rotary 2011 Convention – New Orleans – May 21-25, 2011 – Registration fee $300 prior to December 15, 2010 (then $340 until March 31, 2011 then $380) – Members can make conference and hotel reservations now – If you go be sure to sign up for home host event – Conventionhttp://rotary.org/en/Members/Events/Convention/Pages/ridefault.aspx?housead
  14. 14. See you in the Big Easy!

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