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postheadericon 044 Rotary Club Radio with a Polio Survivor’s Story

Polio was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the 20th century in the United States. Periodic epidemics had occurred since the late 19th century, but they had increased in size and frequency in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. An average of over 35,000 cases were reported during this time period.

In 1955, 13,850 cases of paralytic polio were reported in the United States. Twenty-year-old Marilyn Lang of Shakopee was one of those cases. The following is an interview with Marilyn by Tom Melchior, as part of the Scott County Historical Society’s Greatest Generation project (Read by Kathy Haubrich – daughter).

Kathy in the Rotary Club Radio Studio

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Kathy Haubrich, the daughter of a Polio Survivor named Marilyn Lang. Kathy reads her mother’s moving story as written by Tom Melchior, as part of the Scott County Historical Society’s Greatest Generation project. Marilyn was diagnosed with Polio at age 20 and lived with the disease for over 60 years.

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Length: 27 min.

End Polio Now

Bonus Segment

After a courageous fight to live a normalized life, despite the debilitating disease known as Polio, Marilyn Lang passed way in February 2016. Listen to the eulogy her daughter, Kathy Haubrich, read at memorial service.

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Length: 17 min.

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Copyright 2016

postheadericon 043 Rotary Club Radio with Tim Mulcrone, Dist. 5950 Polio Chairman

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Tim Mulcrone, Polio Chairman for District 5950.  Tim shares with the audience his experiences with Polio and Rotary’s fight to eradicate this terrible disease.

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Length: 30 min.

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What is ShelterBox? A ShelterBox is a solution to a disaster; a response that is simple and effective. ShelterBox can deliver the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Each ShelterBox is equipped with Tent Shelter, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital equipment.

End Polio Now

Bill Gates End Polio Now

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Copyright 2015

postheadericon Does Your District Have An E-Club?

Rotary eClub World WideRotary Club Radio is highly supportive of cutting edge ideas that move Rotary forward. One of the trends in Rotary is something called an eClub. Currently, there are over 60 Rotary eClubs around the world. That is truly amazing, considering eClubs are so new in the Rotary mindset.

What is a eClub?

An eClub is an official Rotary Club chartered within a Rotary District, but it doesn’t have a physical location like a traditional Rotary Club.  Instead, an eClub is open to members from anywhere in the world – as long as the prospective member lives within a Rotary District.

One of Rotary’s newest eClubs being formed is in District 5960.  It is called the “Rotary eClub World Wide of District 5960“.  The leaders of this new eClub hope to have enough prospective members to charter soon. According to Don Craighead, sponsoring Rotarian for District 5960, there are many reasons someone would choose an eClub over a traditional club.

First, an eClub allows you to participate at your convenience. Today’s busy professionals are not always available to attend a meeting at the same time each week and an eClub allows members to attend an online meeting 24/7, 365 days a year.  This format is appealing to younger professionals and retirees.  Second, an eClub may be more affordable than a traditional club. Because eClubs don’t require you to buy a meal at the meeting, the cost savings can be passed onto members.  Third, members who are unable to travel due to handicap or injury are now able to join Rotary and participate in membership from their own home computer.

Rotary International recognizes that business professionals are busy and may travel as part of their business responsibilities. They also realize that many professionals want to be a part of an organization like Rotary, but are unable to commit due to the necessary attendance requirements of a traditional club.  Rotary’s make up policy allows members to attend other clubs to make up for missing their home club.  An eClub member would be able to do that if they choose, but everyone can benefit from the eClubs existence because anyone can do a make up online via an eClub meeting.

According to the Rotary eClub World Wide’s website:

Rotary eClub’s are meant to open the door of Rotary to people who are unable to commit to a traditional Rotary Club that meets at a specific time and location every week.  Joining an eClub allows you to attend the online meeting when it works best for you.  You are also free to join the eClub of your choice, World Wide, as long as you live in a Rotary District around the world.

If you are interested in finding more out about a Rotary eClub or specifically the Rotary eClub World Wide – visit: http://rotaryeclubww.org

Video | How can Rotary stay relevant to its younger members?

postheadericon 037 Rotary Club Radio The Trust Edge with David Horsager

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview David Horsager, international speaker and author of the book, “The Trust Edge.”

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Length: 34.5 min.

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David HorsagerDavid Horsager, M.A., C.S.P, is an author, entrepreneur, professor, and award-winning keynote speaker who researches and speaks on the bottom-line impact of trust.

David’s signature speech and book, The Trust Edge, have inspired leaders and motivated teams toward greater results on four continents and across the U.S.

Today we’re going to be talking to David Horsager about his book, “The Trust Edge.”  I am totally excited to bring this interview to Rotary Club Radio, because after reading just a portion of The Trust Edge, I knew its message would resonate with Rotarians around the world.

The Trust Edge delivers a comprehensive plan to successfully implement the building of trust in an organization or relationship.  His 8 Pillars of Trust are a break through for success in the board room, office, marriage, or friendship.  Trust is a key component of life.

The 8 Pillars of Trust

  1.  Consistency: The little things done consistently make for leaders being followed, increased sales and retention, and a higher level of trust. Consistency is the way brands are built and character is revealed.
  2.  Clarity: People trust the clear and mistrust or distrust the ambiguous. Be clear about your mission, purpose, expectations, and daily activities. When people are clear about the mission they do the little things differently. A clear mission unifies and inspires. When we are clear about priorities on a daily basis we become productive and effective.
  3.  Compassion: Think beyond yourself. Never underestimate the power of sincerely caring. It is the reason we trust our mothers over some salespeople. We are skeptical if the salesperson really has our best interest in mind. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is not just an old saying; it is a bottom-line truth. If followed, it builds trust.
  4.  Character: Do what is right over what is easy. Character is a mix of two things. One is integrity, which means being the same from beliefs to words to actions. The other is moral character. Take the high road in every interaction.
  5.  Contribution: Few things build trust quicker than actual results. Be a contributor who delivers real results.
  6.  Competency: Staying fresh, relevant and capable builds trust. The humble teachable person keeps learning new and better ways of doing things. They stay current on ideas and trends. There is always more to learn so make a habit of reading, learning, and listening to fresh information.
  7.  Connection: People want to follow, buy from, and be around friends. People become friends when they build connections. Ask questions. Listen. Life, work,and trust are about relationships. All relationships are best built by establishing genuine connection.
  8.  Commitment: Stick with it through adversity. Followers trusted General Patton; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Gandhi; Jesus; and George Washington because they saw commitment. They saw sacrifice for the greater good. Commitment reveals and builds trust.

Special Event | Book Launch Party

You are invited to be a part of the biggest book launch of the year!

Come join hundreds of business leaders, athletes and media personalities in celebrating The Trust Edge, by David Horsager on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4-8pm.

Downtown Barnes & Noble, 801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.

At 6pm, there will be a brief program, including an author interview by KSTP’s sports anchor Joe Schmit.

Olympic Gold Medalists | Business Leaders | Minnesota Celebrities | Hall of Famers

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Don’t forget to email a copy of your receipt to ryan@davidhorsager.com to receive all the bonuses David talked about in the interview!

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Copyright 2012

postheadericon 036 Rotary Club Radio Northern Waters Literacy

In this episode of Rotary Club Radio, I interview Jill Leahy and Leanne Waterworth of Northern Waters Literacy from right here in Northwestern Wisconsin.

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Length: 38.5 min.

Rotary Minute

Before we get into today’s featured segment, I want to acknowledge that we are in a new Rotary Year and we have a new Rotary International President.  Rotary Club Radio want to congratulate and welcome our Rotary International President Tanaka.  Thank you for your willingness to lead and serve in the great organization.

I also want to thank Past Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee for his year of dedicated service above self!

Featured Segment

Today we’re going to be talking about Literacy, which is a an important part of what Rotary International strives to support, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight an organization that is doing well, despite the challenges of working in small – rural area in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Northern Waters Literacy mission is:

“Enriching the quality of life and learning for adults and families through individualized literacy instruction, personal relationships, and community building.”

Topics Include:

  • Funds – How do you raise funds for your program?
    • Grants
    • Foundation
    • In-Kind donations·
    • Other Income
  • Budget
    • Programs
    • 501c(3) –
    • In-kind  What is an in-kind expense?
    • Support Services

Programs/Services offered

  • Tutoring
  • Tutor Training

Importance of Volunteers

  • The economy make volunteers invaluable.

Gauging the success of the program

  • Tracking
  • Assessments
  • In-takes
  • Awards

Success Story

  • Jill B.

What are your organizations biggest needs/wish list?

  • Volunteers
  • Money
  • Equipment

What kind of person makes good volunteer?

Enjoy the show!

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Contact:

  • Jill or LeeAnn at: 715-405-7323

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Copyright 2012

postheadericon Rotary clubs worldwide meet US$200 million fundraising challenge

Rotary International has succeeded in meeting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s US$200 million match in funding for polio eradication, raising more than $202.6 million as of 17 January.

“We’ll celebrate this milestone, but it doesn’t mean that we’ll stop raising money or spreading the word about polio eradication,” Rotary Foundation Trustee John F. Germ told Rotary leaders at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “We can’t stop until our entire world is certified as polio-free.”

The fundraising milestone was reached in response to $355 million in challenge grants awarded to The Rotary Foundation by the Gates Foundation. All funds have been earmarked to support polio immunization activities in affected countries where the vaccine-preventable disease continues to paralyze children.

“In recognition of Rotary’s great work, and to inspire Rotarians in the future, the [Gates] foundation is committing an additional $50 million to extend our partnership,” said Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Gates Foundation. “Rotary started the global fight against polio, and continues to set the tone for private fundraising, grassroots engagement, and maintaining polio at the top of the agenda with key policymakers.” Raikes also addressed Rotary leaders at the International Assembly.

The new $50 million grant from the Gates Foundation is not a challenge grant.

Since 1988, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99 percent, from about 350,000 cases annually to fewer than 650 cases reported so far for 2011. The wild poliovirus is now endemic in only four countries: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. However, India on 13 January marked a full calendar year without a case, paving the way for its removal from the endemic list.

But other countries also remain at risk for polio cases imported from the endemic countries. In Africa in 2011, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo had significant outbreaks. Also in 2011, a small cluster of polio cases in China, which had been polio-free for a decade, was traced to Pakistan.

Rotary club members not only reached into their own pockets to support the Gates challenge, but also engaged their communities in a variety of creative fundraising projects, such as a fashion show in California that raised $52,000, benefit film screenings in New Zealand and Australia that netted $54,000, and a pledge-supported hike through Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, that brought in $38,000. Many events were planned around 24 October, widely observed as World Polio Day.

To date, Rotarians worldwide have contributed more than $1 billion toward the eradication of polio, a cause Rotary took on in 1985. In 1988, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined Rotary as spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. More recently, the Gates Foundation has become a major supporter. In 2007, the Gates Foundation gave Rotary a $100 million challenge grant for polio eradication, increasing it to $355 million in 2009. Rotary agreed to raise $200 million in matching funds by 30 June 2012.

Reaching children with the oral polio vaccine in the disease’s remaining strongholds is labor- and resource-intensive due to a host of challenges, including poor infrastructure, geographical isolation, armed conflict, and cultural misunderstanding about the eradication campaign.

For more information: Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio

postheadericon 030 Rotary Club Radio Interview with Pat O’Malley Haitian Relief Services

Happy New Year!  It is January 1, 2012 and today on Rotary Club Radio, I’ll be interviewing Pat O’Malley, a member of the River Falls Rotary Club and President of a non-profit organization Haitian Relief Services.  Thanks for listening!

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Length: 51 min.

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Haitian Relief Services

Pat O’Malley has an inspirational story about his many journeys to Haiti, over 150 trips, to build relief housing and school as part of his non-profit organization, Haitian Relief Services.

Pat spoke to my Rotary Club in St. Croix Falls Wisconsin and immediately knew I wanted to have him share his story with you and Rotary Club Radio!  It was inspirational & motivational!

I know you’ll enjoy this episode of Rotary Club Radio.  If you have any questions or think your club may like to get involved with the Haitian Relief Service project, please visit www.haitianrelief.org.

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Copyright 2011

postheadericon Join Rotary Club Radio at the District 5960 2011 Fall Training

Rotary Club Radio is pleased to be attending the Rotary District 5960 – 2011 Fall Training on September 17, 2011.

The event will be held  at the YMCA Camp St. Croix, 532 County Rd F, Hudson, WI from 9:00 am – 2:45 pm.  The training focus will be for Membership, Public Relations & The Rotary Foundation. (Registration is required by September 7)

The Fall Training is an interactive, informative and practical opportunity for Club Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Membership Chairs, Foundation Directors, Grants Subcommittee Chairs, and Public Relations Chairs to learn how to excel at their current role in Rotary.

There will be speakers, presentations and break-out sessions focused on membership, public relations, scholarships, and other Foundation programs.

The day will also provide an introduction to our “200 Videos in 200 Days” project.  You can get a chance to be help plan, produce and possibly star in your very own video. This will be a hands-on, interactive day of learning and doing.  To work on this part, bring along a video camera or a smart phone!

All District 5960 Rotarians welcome at no charge for registration and luncheon!

  • Where: YMCA Camp St. Croix, 532 County Rd F, Hudson, WI
  • When: Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 8:00 a.m. – registration and a light breakfast
    9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. –  sessions (including lunch) NO FEE
  • Registration:      All Rotarians must register by September 7
    To register, go here: Registration Page

There is no charge for registration and luncheon.  The cost is already included in your club’s training fee. 

Please contact Gorden Hedahl or Sue Tindell if you have any questions.  You can also contact Jingle Mahan, or call her at (651)636-9054 or (800)636-9054.

postheadericon 009 Rotary Club Radio – Newell Krogmann – What’s Happening in District 5960

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Episode: #9 – District Governor Newell Krogmann – “What’s Happening in District 5960”

In this episode, I’m honored to to interview Newell Krogmann, District Governor for District 5960. Hear Newell talk about: “What’s happening in District 5960.”

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Links To Stories We Covered In This Episode:

www.rotary.org

Fast for Hope

Group Study Exchange

Friendship Exchange

www.rotary5960.org

2010 Rotary District 5960 Conference

Contact Newell

Newell Krogmann’s Bio

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postheadericon 003 Rotary Club Radio – Haiti Relief Efforts via Rotary and Shelter Box

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In this episode: Emergency Efforts for Haiti Earth Quake Victims via Rotary and Shelter Box.

Featured Segment

ShelterBoxes for Haiti being packed by the team of volunteers

Tens of thousands dead, even more left homeless and scenes of chaos; this is the picture coming out of the Caribbean island of Haiti.

The catastrophe continues to unfold and ShelterBox are working round the clock to ensure emergency shelter reaches the island as quickly as possible. Reports from Haiti say thousands of people have been sleeping in the open air for the second night running, with some people even being forced to sleep among dead bodies.

With such a pressing need for emergency shelter provision, ShelterBox is dispatching 700 ShelterBoxes with even more to be packed before the end of the week. ShelterBox is using all of the resources available to make sure immediate aid reaches Haiti. Boxes are being shipped direct from ShelterBox HQ, from prepositioned stock in Curacao and from El Salvador.

A three-person ShelterBox Response Team comprised of highly-experienced members David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK) are doing all they can to make it to Haiti as quickly as possible. Alongside this,the dedicated team of volunteers at ShelterBox HQ in the UK are giving up their time to help pack the ShelterBoxes ready for transportation.

ShelterBox Founder Tom Henderson said: ‘Our team around the world are doing all they can to ensure aid reaches the people of Haiti as soon as possible. With each day the need grows and we’re doing all we can to get help to the thousands of families affected by this tragedy.

‘The response from our volunteers and supporters has once again been sensational. We can’t do this without the public’s compassion and generosity. If you can help us, even in the smallest way, then please do.

www.shelterbox.org

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www.rotary.org
www.shelterbox.org
Rotary District 7020

Relevant Videos

Interview with David Eby, SRT Member Currently Deployed to Haiti

Interview with Tom Henderson, Founder of Shelter Box

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