7 December 2015 — Disease Prevention and Treatment

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IMPORTANT DATES

The calendar year finishes quietly, with only the December 13 informal holiday party on the calendar. We look forward to the launch of a huge second half of this 2015-2016 Rotary Year.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for January! Speaker TBA.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, Richard; Pledge, Linda C; Four-Way Test, TBA; Rotary Minute, TBA; Mini Craft Talk: Daniele.)  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING in The Fireplace Room at 11:00 a.m.

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT

We have launched our Clunkers4Charity fundraiser! If you know of anyone (yourself included) who wants or needs to donate a car for tax purposes, send them to our website…and to the Clunkers4Charity “Link” you see at the right side of this page. Funds we raise will go right into the community for our projects.

 

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM

 

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Rotary International loves to name its months, as we’ve discussed in the past. For the 2015-2016 Rotary Year, RI has changed most of the designations; where December was once called something else (and we won’t tell you, to avoid confusion), now December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month.

To fit the theme, this week we’ll offer you three specific resources to take a look at what Rotarians are doing in that arena–apart from polio eradication. Polio eradication remains The Big Deal, and we’re getting closer, and of course our Club does its part the best we can every year with the Dance for the Children.

Rotarian Action Groups are independent but RI-recognized worldwide gatherings of Rotarians with expertise or interest in specific field, not all of them medical, but for our purposes we’ll offer you the chance to peruse three RAG websites (yes, they’re known as RAGS–the groups, not the websites) to see what Rotarians are doing in the areas of malaria, AIDS and family health, and diabetes. There is also a RAG for “Mental Health Initiatives” but it does not have a website, only the chance to ask them for their e-mail address.

ROTARIANS ELIMINATING MALARIA

ROTARIANS FOR FAMILY HEALTH AND AIDS PREVENTION

ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR DIABETES

 

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3 responses to 7 December 2015 — Disease Prevention and Treatment

  1. Is it possible to get the contact information for the RAG for Mental Health Initiatives?

  2. Rotary could play a huge role in mental health awareness. It should be treated as epidemic.

  3. What a great way to use Rotary Action Groups!

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