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Anna is from Smethport, PA but spent her summers on Chautauqua Lake in Burtis Bay. After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Biology she went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. Anna is residency-trained optometrist, having completed her post graduate program at American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, WA which specialized in geriatric ocular disease, low vision, and primary care. She enjoys the all aspects of eye care from routine to the diagnosis and management of ocular disease such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Anna is the newest optometrist at Spectrum Eyecare joining that practice in May of 2014. Anna is married to Rob who is an aeronautical engineer with SKF.
|Anna with her sponsor Greg Jones and president Todd Allen.|
Posted by Greg Jones
on Dec 31, 2014
On Monday December 29, 2014 our long standing member Rich Barkstrom received his second Paul Harris Fellow presented by Spud Ericson. Rich is an active club member and served his country as an air force fighter pilot with many missions over Vietnam retiring as a Lt. Colonel from active and reserve service. As a multiple Paul Harris Fellow Rich is able to name an additional Paul Harris fellow and he chose to remember his father and long time Rotary member Ted Barkstrom with that honor.
Rich with Spud Ericson and President Todd Allen.
Posted by Greg Jones
on Dec 30, 2014
Once again we celebrated Christmas with our party being held at the beautiful Juliet Rousch Center on the Lutheran Campus. Our club loves parties and this is always one not to miss. Thanks to all who put this together and to Elegant Edibles for the fine meal we all enjoyed!!
A few photos of this years event.
Dr. Tom Frieden, director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides an update on progress being made to end polio in the three remaining endemic countries
Posted by Greg Jones
on Nov 15, 2014
A short 4 minute video which highlights the progress towards a polio free world which all started with the Rotary International Program "End Polio Now". It may happen in 2015 or maybe not until 2018 but we will make it!!!!!!
Intense summer program gives Israeli and Palestinian teens new perspectives
Students from Israel and Palestine sat together at a local art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, one day last summer, drawing portraits of one another and learning how to live in peace. Kelly Mellos, an organizer of the project from the Rotary Club of Encinitas Coastal, says that drawing someone who is sitting so close helps break down social barriers between the young people. "They see how many similarities there are between them," she says. "And they begin to understand we are all just people. There is a respect and trust that builds." The students were participating in a program run by...
Watch for new club invoice coming to your mailbox
The new club invoice is on its way to clubs around the world. Your invoice is based on your club's membership as of 1 January; no adjustments to this invoice should be necessary. Payment is due upon receipt but no later than 120 days. We hope you find the invoice easier to understand and more manageable than the old eight-part semiannual report. You can send questions or comments to email@example.com or contact your RI regional office. Find more information about the new invoice: How-to guidesFAQMembership dues
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
Future leaders ready to become gifts to the world
Incoming district governors said they'll leave this year's International Assembly with a deeper understanding of Rotary's top priorities, including eradicating polio, enhancing Rotary's brand, strengthening the Rotary Foundation, and building a strong and more diverse membership. For Mohamed Adel Hafez, governor-elect of District 2451 (Egypt), the assembly's varied workshops were invaluable. The workshops offered practical information and skills to help district governors-elect perform their duties. "I can speak to my clubs with more authority and knowledge about what needs to be done in the...
Promoting membership with new ideas, even some that challenge tradition
Strengthening Rotary's membership is not just important for incoming district governors, it's critical. That's the message they received from several key speakers at their training event, the 2015 International Assembly in San Diego. For membership to grow, leaders must be willing, for example, to ease stringent club meeting protocols and make other efforts to accommodate a younger, digitally oriented demographic. Seventy percent of Rotary members are 50 years or older, while half of the world's population is under 30, according to Rotary leaders. The contrast shouldn't be something to fear,...