August 23, 2019

Welcome to 4th week of August, 2019.

An email received this week from RI's International PolioPlus Chair, Michael K. McGovern says that as of Wednesday,... "August 21, 2019, it has been three years since a child in Nigeria was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This means that the entire World Health Organization (WHO) African region could be certified as wild poliovirus-free as soon as min-2020."

This week, we welcome Laura Simpson of the Kent County Habitat for Humanity as the newest member of the Dover Colonial Rotary Club.

Many of you have heard me talk about the importance of regular attendance and making up missed meetings. As you may know, I have made it my goal to maintain a 100% attendance rate. I've been successful for the 24 years I've been a member of Dover Colonial Rotary by going to other Rotary Club meetings whenever I've traveled. Nancy and I even made up a meeting I missed when we were on our honeymoon in Florida.

I'd like to urge each member of the Colonial Rotary Club to strive for a minimum 60% attendance. To that end I've listed the meeting days, times and locations of other area Rotary Clubs in the side-bar on the front page of this weekly newsletter.

But there's also an electronic make-up option available to you as a Colonial Rotary member if circumstances keep you from making up any other way. Go online to to be connected to the home web-page of Rotary eClub One which was chartered in 2002 in district 5450 which is in Colorado. (Sorry but I couldn't get a link to eClub to work in the newsletter.)

After you've followed through with their makeup process, you'll be able to print a form that you can then bring with you to our next meeting to help maintain your attendance rate. There is a small fee to use the process.

Yours In Rotary Service,

Alex Vaughan, President