District 5630 Adventures

Experience Central & Western Nebraska with Scott
Where is Governor Scott Going Next?


Alex is the Founder of “Because I Said I Would.”  A non profit organization that was formed out of a painful promise made to his ill father.  Promises made are not always Promises kept.  Alex Sheen is a Promise Kept individual.  I know from seeing his videos, Alex has a “Service above Self” Rotarian heart.


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.
DACdb Makes It EZ!

DACdb Makes It EZ!

On Saturday October 12, 2019 the District Assembly was held at University of Nebraska at Kearney.  We were very privileged to have as our guest presenter, Mark Landmann, CEO DACdb (Distract and Club database).  As the senior developer and CEO of the company Mark is...

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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


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!

Have you thought about serving as District Governor?

Have you thought about serving as District Governor?

Serving as a Rotary District Governor is the honor of a lifetime.  It is an awesome responsibility, and offers such tremendous leadership opportunity. Individuals that serve in this capacity are recognized leaders, nominated by their clubs to fill this important role....

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!

Word of the day

at-ten-tive / ə-ˈten-tiv
1.      observant; paying close attention
He who speaks without an attentive ear is mute.
Stephen King, 1947-
2.      thoughtful
It’s really important to be attentive to the people who have less – who are less fortunate than you are.
Paul Newman, 1925-2008.…see more

Polio Eradication Update

For The Week Mar 28, 2020 …Report (pdf)
Archives for earlier weeks …Click Here

Total Cases YTD ’20 LY ’19 2018 2017
Globally in endemic countries





Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 2, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0

2020 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2019 Totals) Endemic Countries – 33 Pakistan (2019-146), 2 Afghanistan (2019-29)0 Nigeria (2019-0)

Terry Ziegler, [email protected] District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair & Zone 21B/27 ARRFC

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.

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