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.
World Polio Day – October 24

World Polio Day – October 24

Watch our World Polio Day Global Update. This year’s theme is “A win against polio is a win for global health.”  Join us for World Polio Day as global health experts and partners share our progress on the road to polio eradication.  The Global Update on 24 October...

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LIVE Streaming Event COVID-19 Telethon

LIVE Streaming Event COVID-19 Telethon

I am excited to invite you to participate in a COVID-19 #RotaryResponds one-hour Telethon to raise critical funds for disaster response. This Facebook Live event will be simulcast on the Rotary Facebook page. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars. Rotary’s...

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District 5630 “New Normal” Operations

District 5630 “New Normal” Operations

As Rotarians across central and western Nebraska learn to adapt with varying degrees of how the NOVEL CORONAVIRUS is affecting our personal lives, I ask you to think about our 2019-2020 Rotary International theme, “Rotary Connects to World.”  Who would have imagined...

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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!

African region declared free of wild poliovirus

African region declared free of wild poliovirus

Rotary and its GPEI partners celebrate a monumental achievement, say global eradication of wild polio is possible with the continued dedication and persistence of Rotarians. Story Written By: Ryan Hyland Aug. 24, 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August...

O’Neill Rotary Club Answers the Call

O’Neill Rotary Club Answers the Call

by Amy ShaneRepublished from the http://www.holtindependent.com/  COVID-19 slammed our country earlier this spring and as people of action, members of the O’Neill Rotary Club have answered the call. At a time when many community members have lost their jobs or had...

Alliance Rotary Club supports COVID-19 relief efforts

Alliance Rotary Club supports COVID-19 relief efforts

COVID-19 slammed our country earlier this spring and as people of action, members of the Alliance Rotary Club have answered the call. Through the Support Alliance Initiative, the Alliance Rotary Club sought to ensure the vulnerable population received necessary meals...

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

Polio Eradication Update

For The Week October 24, 2020 Polio Eradication Update
Archives for earlier weeks …Click Here

Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
19,100,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Total Cases YTD ’20 LY ’19 2018 2017 2016
Globally in endemic countries






Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 2, Afghanistan 1

2020 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2019 Totals) Endemic Countries – 79 Pakistan (2019-147), 53 Afghanistan (2019-29)

Terry Ziegler, bigzlumber@aol.com 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