28 November 2011 — Julie Jenkins, Speaker: Polio Immunization in India

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Our guest speaker this week shared a very personal story with us, and it was a powerful experience to sit across the table with a polio survivor who traveled, at her own expense, to villages in India to immunize children from the disease. In Rotary, everything is local (even if it isn’t local where we live), and everything is personal. Finding a connection that matters to you is what makes the Rotary experience amazingly valuable–whether that connection is in your own backyard or based on a common interest or issue anywhere in the world.

This coming Sunday we will enjoy our December in-person gathering, in The Fireplace Room at the Denny’s Restaurant on Sepulveda Boulevard at the corner of Burbank Boulevard. Bring your ideas, because it’s time for our E-Club to get busy even as we drive to 25 and an official Charter from Rotary International. And what great person (or people) are you bringing with you, so they can learn about Rotary and maybe even join our team?


Julie Jenkins (Past President of the Rotary Club of Burbank Sunrise) is an District 5260 Assistant Governor for 2011-2012, and a polio survivor. In February 2010, she and a group of fellow Rotarians traveled to Delhi, India, and then spread out in teams to take part in a “National Immunization Day” in support of the worldwide effort to eradicate polio.

On 27 November 2011, Julie sat down with us to share her story.

If the embedded video is not visible, please click here to view it on YouTube.

Here is a photo of some of the children from the school for deaf and blind children mentioned in Julie’s story.

For more photos from her trip to India, please click here.


Here is a recent article from the Rotary International website updating us on the PolioPlus eradication campaign.


The opinions expressed by guest speakers are those of the speaker(s) and not necessarily of the Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley or its members. No endorsement is implied. Programs are presented for informational purposes only.


Language of the Week: Portuguese

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