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Jamestown

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Robert H. Jackson Center
305 East Fourth Street
Jamestown, NY  14701
United States
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The Rotary Presidential Citation with Distinction has been awarded to the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club for its 2013-14 year.  Past President Sharon Hamilton, now serving as Assistant Rotary District Governor, accepted the award on behalf of the local club at a recent meeting in Buffalo.
 
The Presidential Citation recognizes Rotary Clubs for an array of achievements that enhance humanitarian service, strengthen the network through the family of Rotary and promote membership growth.
 
During the past Rotary year under Hamilton’s leadership, the local club supported the Rotary Foundation, participated in a global grant that provided start-up loan funding for small business for women in Nepal; sent a shelter box to the Philippines and created a Facebook page.  In the area of vocational service, Rotary members assisted in interviewing Jamestown High School students to help them develop job readiness skills.
 
The club’s literacy goals were enhanced by members reading to students at Bush School, by collecting and distributing books throughout the community and by helping third grade students at Love School learn about students in Cambodia.
 
The Jamestown Noon Rotary supported two exchange students from 2013-14, one each from Germany and Venezuela; and three local students in Rotary Leadership Training events.
 
Rotarians participated in the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign, assisted in high way clean-up and supported the Polio Plus Campaign.  In addition, the local club made a $10,000 donation to the National Comedy Center, a $3,500 gift to the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club and several smaller donations to support community activities.
 
The Jamestown Noon Rotary Club heard weekly speakers who focused on Rotary’s five areas of service:  peace and conflict resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; economic and community development.
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The Jamestown Noon Rotary Club meets over lunch on Mondays each week in the banquet room of the Robert H. Jackson Center on Fourth and Prendergast.  Persons interested in learning more about Rotary may contact newly-elected President Todd Allen at 526-4144.
 
 

 
We are pleased to have Cheri rejoin our Rotary Club where she previously was a fun and hard working member. Cheri is owner of Squirrell Hill Consulting specializing in public relations, business writing, social media marketing etc. Cheri lives in Ashville with husband Jim and has three grown daughters and one (spoiled?) granddaughter.
Cheri with Lisa Yaggie and president Todd Allen
 
 
 

 
Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication, in 1985.
 
Rotary has contributed more than US$1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $9 billion to the effort.
 
Polio, once a global monster, is now a cornered rat, lashing out in hopes of repopulating. Reduced 99.9 percent from an average number of cases around 400,000 thirty years ago, the number of global polio cases has been cut to around 400 annually. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative hopes to see the final case of polio either late this year or early next year. All polio cases, regardless of where they are found, now originate from three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. You can count the number of cases this year in Afghanistan or Nigeria on your fingers; the end of polio there is clearly within reach.
 

 
 

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World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the...
 

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