The Surgery Weekend Program provides comprehensive, high quality medical care to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured children with physical deformities and other conditions. The Surgery Weekend Program consists of six, eight-week Surgery Weekend Cycles per year. Each eight-week Surgery Weekend Cycle includes an intensive 2-day Surgery Weekend where volunteer medical professionals provide extensive reconstructive surgeries. Throughout the rest of the Cycle, Fresh Start holds dental clinics, laser treatments, speech therapy services, and health education to ensure comprehensive medical care. At each Surgery Weekend Cycle, Fresh Start treats approximately 65 children, totaling approximately 400 children annually.
Medical treatments are provided at the Fresh Start Clinic at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA, USA by an all-volunteer team of medical professionals. All lodging, food, and transportation to the Clinic is provided at no cost to the family.
· CNN International: India beats the odds, beats polio
· BBC.com : World now 80% polio free, World Health Organization says
· The Guardian: India may be free of polio – but the disease hasn't been eradicated yet (op-ed by Archie Panjabi)
· Reuters: Q+A: India at risk until polio is eradicated globally-Rotary
· The Wall Street Journal Online: Q&A: India Eliminates Polio
· HuffPost Live:Violinist & Conductor Itzhak Perlman LIVE
· Forbes.com: John Hewko explains polio's legacy
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On 23 February 1905, Paul P. Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram E. Shorey gathered in Loehr’s office for what would become known as the first Rotary club meeting.
Harris’s desire for camaraderie among business associates brought together these four men and eventually led to an international organization of service and fellowship.
By Terry Ziegler, Rotary Foundation chair for District 5890 (Texas, USA)
I can relate to the frustration of having a cluttered mailbox. Last year, I found one more way to cut out the clutter — Rotary Direct.
In December, I reached out to The Rotary Foundation, delighted by the simple year-end gift record I received in acknowledgement of my automatic monthly donations. You get one statement at the end of the year, rather than each time you mail a check. That’s in addition to the fact that it’s automatic and easy — no checks to mail, no stamp costs.
By utilizing your debit cards, Rotary Direct sets up a fixed automatic payment, aligning your philanthropic giving with your monthly budget.
Photo Credit: Alyce Henson/Rotary International
President Barack Obama signed an omnibus appropriations bill in January that provides $205 million to support polio eradication in 2014, through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U. S. Agency for International Development.
The largest government donor to polio eradication, the U.S. has contributed more than $2.3 billion since the mid-1980s, when 125 countries were polio endemic and the disease afflicted 350,000 people annually. Today, only Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria are endemic, and in 2013, the combined incidence of polio in those countries fell to a record-low 157 cases. Last month , India reached a three-year milestone without polio, paving the way for the entire Southeast Asia region to be certified free of the disease.
School Supplies On Tables Ready for Bagging
Members Filling Bags
President James Stewart and Bob Davie with car load of school supplies
Bulk Paper Supplies on Utility Cart
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RB Sunrise Rotary Club hosted a dinner at the World Resources Simulation Center located at 1088 Third Avenue in San Diego. Greek food was complemented by Stone IPA beer (a local beer from Escondido-North County) and California wines. Desert cookies were supplied by Belmont Village Retirement Home. Peter Miesen, an honorary member of RB Sunrise opened his venue for this event. After the social time and dinner, each visiting DGE was given an opportunity to tell everyone about their district while Peter projected their district website and maps on screens that surround the room.
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