Posted by John Armbrust
Rotary Club Update May 30, 2019
  • We had another excellent program last week as Jesse Romo, our Airport Director, updated us on airport statistics and projects.
  • This week our program will be Stephanie Peterson, who will update us on the Manhattan bicycle master plan.
  • I hope each of you had a safe, dry and restful Memorial Day weekend.  Additionally, I hope each of us remembered to take at least one minute on Monday to remember those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
  • Don’t forget that our Rotary golf tournament has been postponed to June 17th.  I hope everyone who signed up to play on May 20th can play on the 17th, and I hope those of you who had a schedule conflict on May 20th are now available on June 17th.
  • A big thank you to all the volunteers for the Bill Snyder Half Marathon this past Saturday, May 25th
  • Once again I want to remind you:  1) we all (that includes me) need to either update or upload a photo onto Club Runner and 2)  please don’t forget to pay your dues for the coming Rotary year by mid-June.  The dues remain $225.
  • Rotary year end is almost upon us.  At present we are $4.5 million dollars short of our $50 million Rotary commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  The key critical metric is that for every dollar we’re short, we lose $2 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  We’d thus miss out on $9 million from B&MGF, plus not have the $4.5 million we’re short – resulting in a $13.5 million “miss” on our commitment. 
  • Now more than ever, the support of our vaccinating teams in Pakistan is critical to holding the number of cases to the absolute minimum and moving that country toward Zero new cases. It was disappointing to learn that there have been 2 more WPV cases in Pakistan this week
  • Upcoming Dates of Interest
  • June 17: Rotary Golf Tournament at Colbert Hills
  • June 24: Rotary on Tap (Little Apple Brewery)