District 5630, What a Year!

In the year of COVID-19, how you navigated rough waters

Touring our District, A Community at a Time

From the northern border at South Dakota, just 12 miles north of Spencer, NE to the southern border just 6 miles south of Red Cloud, NE US Highway 281 stretches approximately 275 miles to form the eastern most edge of the district.  With the small exception of a small “notch” that excludes the communities of Scottsbluff, Gering, Mitchell and Morrill on the far western edge the rest of Nebraska makes up District 5630.  From Chimney Rock to the NE State Fair Grounds and the Niobrara River to Harlan County Reservoir, our district is as diverse as the land it covers and we will explore is together.
I Will Never Go Back

I Will Never Go Back

A glimpse into why the Ukrainians did what they did Thursday, February 27, 2014by Karl and Sandra Borden In 1999 we attended the Rotary International conference in Singapore and sat on a bus next to a fellow Rotarian, a physician from Ukraine. Rotary had only...

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2019-2020: Rotarian of the Year

2019-2020: Rotarian of the Year

Each year the current District Governor has the privilege of selecting and honoring outstanding achievements. These are usually announced at the Annual District Conference. Rotary years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were anything but usual. Let’s just call them the “Pandemic Years” and everyone will know what you will be referring to.

Although the pandemic tried its hardest to stifle, slow down, stop or even suffocate Rotary, you saw to it to NOT let this happen. On March 13, 2020 you did see things come to a screeching halt, but you soon picked up the pieces and got back to the business of Rotary.

The Aloha Presidents* became the COVID-19 Presidents. Meetings went from being in person to meeting on Zoom or Skype. Projects were assessed and in cases where they could, they became virtual. Everybody had to follow strict guidelines of social distancing, small gatherings, and strict health protocols.

Many club leaders rose to the challenge, pivoted, switched gears and kept going. There were numerous challenges to meet head on.

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Polio Eradication Update

Polio Eradication Update

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,  Polio Eradication Update For The Week October 31, 2020 Polio Eradication Update Archives for earlier weeks ...Click HereAdvocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER! 20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis...

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Travel History

Beginning on July 1, 2019 the adventure as your District Governor “officially” begins.  But really my travels and my journey began a long time ago…  View my travel map

Counties

Clubs Visited

Miles Driven

blog posts

NEWS: Mojo Blog

I’m going to plan to post as often as possible, maybe not every day, but as the mood hits me and the need arises to share some worthy.  I will share my adventures, some thoughts, some ideas that I gather from all of you, and most of all I hope to have some fun.  It will be an exciting year ahead, I hope you all can come along for the journey as I explore Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and eventually HAWAII!

Rotary Statement on Ukraine

Rotary Statement on Ukraine

Ukraine - Rotary statement on the effect of the escalating crisis in Ukraine on polio eradication efforts - Rotary is deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there,...

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I Will Never Go Back

I Will Never Go Back

A glimpse into why the Ukrainians did what they did Thursday, February 27, 2014by Karl and Sandra Borden In 1999 we attended the Rotary International conference in Singapore and sat on a bus next to a fellow Rotarian, a physician from Ukraine....

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Rotary International statement on Ukraine conflict

Rotary International statement on Ukraine conflict

Rotary International25-Feb-2022 It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there....

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Other Mojo Blurbs

Mojo could also be considered as momentum.  Think about it, if we are not moving for forward we are either going backwards or making no progress at all.  In order to have any momentum, you must have something of substantial force to move or have an effect on another object.  Something small is not going to make a difference on something substantial.  Think BIG!  Make a Difference!

Polio Eradication Update

For The Week May 7, 2022 Polio Eradication Update
Archives for earlier weeks ...Click Here

Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Total paralysis cases YTD '22 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Globally

3

6

140

176

33

22

37

-in endemic countries:

3

5

140

176

33

22

37

-in post-endemic countries:

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 1, Afghanistan 0, Malawi 0

2022 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country Pakistan 2, Afghanistan 1
Endemic Countries Pakistan (2021-1) (2020-84) (2019-147), Afghanistan (2021-4) (2020-56) (2019-29), Malawi (2021-1)

2022 Vaccine Derived Polio 46 Cases - in 6 Countries
2021 Vaccine Derived Polio 688 Cases
in 22 Countries (2020-1,110 Cases in 26 countries)

Terry Ziegler, bigzlumber@aol.com Rotary Region 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser

Many of you have asked questions about the recent Vaccine Derived Polio cases.  Rotary is quite concerned about the increased numbers of Vaccine Derived cases as well as the Wild Polio cases.   Some of the increase in case numbers is due to better surveillance with more cases being identified.  When vaccine-derived cases are confirmed, there is an immediate response with vaccinations given in the immediate area.  See the attached Q&A’s from the CDC.  The CDC has created an outbreak response team and plans to deploy more than 60 CDC staff over the next 6 months to concentrate on Vaccine Derived outbreaks.  I hope this will help as you inform your District’s Rotarians about the Vaccine-Induced Polio cases.

Vaccine-Induced Polio Cases – From 2000 to date, 1085 cases of paralytic cVDPV have been reported, 932 (86%) of which were type 2. During the same period, >10 million cases of paralytic polio were averted. Vaccine-associated paralytic polio can occur in children who receive the vaccine, usually after the first dose, or in their susceptible close contacts, for a total of 2–4 cases per birth cohort of 1,000,000 children before the switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV. Since the switch, an estimated 160–240 cases per year of type 2 vaccine-associated paralytic polio have been averted. Cessation of all OPV use after certification of polio eradication will eliminate the risk for VDPV emergence and spread.

Dr. Victor Eboh administers vaccine in Sierra Leone

Dr. Victor Eboh administers vaccine in Sierra Leone

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Dr. Victor Eboh administering the recently developed Novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 to a 3-year-old in response to an outbreak of Circulating Type 2 Vaccine Derived Poliovirus in Sierra Leone.  Photo...

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New Reported Case in Pakistan

New Reported Case in Pakistan

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Pakistan - After nearly 15 months without any reported cases of wild polio in Pakistan, a 15-month-old boy in North Waziristan was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. Pakistan’s Polio Emergency...

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World Immunization Week – 2022

World Immunization Week – 2022

No new Wild Polio case was reported this week. What is that Polio Picture? World Immunization Week is April 24-30, 2022. Join with Rotary to promote the power of vaccines to protect children and save lives During World Immunization Week, 24-30...

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When I was at Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, CA (Jan. 2019) we had the pleasure of meeting and hearing the family story of Carl Chinnery, and his family’s perils with Polio.  This is a very personal story penned by of his 89 year old mother, and read to all of us by Carl.  You might need a Kleenex!

Travel Gallery

Traveling to the clubs is certainly the most enjoyable part of the District Governors responsibilities.  Meeting all the dedicated Rotarians, their families,  friends and community leaders throughout the district is such a thrill for me.  For many years I have made my way to clubs as often as much as possible.  But this year as YOUR Governor, it is a very special honor to make the return trip to visit.  I’m hoping that I can make many trips back over the year of my service to our district.

American Cemetery, Epinal, FR

Kansas City Royals Baseball

GSE Student – Candela Sudano