Disease Prevention & Treatment

Dear Rotarians – I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving celebration with your family and loved ones. How fast time flies, we are now a few weeks away from celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. December being the last month of the year is also the halfway point for my year as the DG and I must admit that the journey has been enlightening. It has been a pleasure to see the great effort each club has been making to improve on its previous great deeds/accomplishments and for that I say Thank You! 


Rotary's current top priority is the eradication of polio and part of the Polio campaign is the vaccination of children, which has saved thousands of lives. While increasing awareness of the importance of polio eradication, the collective efforts of clubs across District 6270 raised $18,390.32 on World End Polio Day, which will be matched 2-for-1 by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Clean Water & Sanitation is the single most important way Rotary fights diseases so let’s continue to do whatever we can to support the various water projects. For any questions on the district water projects, please contact Rick Debe, PDG - rick.debe@rotary6270.org. I nicknamed him the “Clean Water Man” when he was DG based on his amazing and inspiring passion for clean water projects.


Quick reminder, the per capita membership growth contest ends this month and the five (5) winning clubs will be announced in early January. Please contact Dana Kohlmeyer - dana.kohlmeyer@rotary6270.org if you have any questions.


Finally, kindly take advantage of the early bird/registration discounts for the International Convention taking place in Hamburg, Germany. The discount ends on Dec.15th. We set a goal to have 35 Rotarians from our district there and I am proud to say that as of November 26th, we have 34 people registered to go. The Rotary Convention is an event every Rotarian should strive to attend, at least once, as it brings to home, the full glory of what Rotary means as a global organization.


Thank you again to all of you as you continue to make the world a better place in selfless service to mankind! God bless you all!