DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH: A NEED FOR VIGILANCE

Even with a vaccine more than 300 children die needlessly everyday from measles.

By Carl Eisner, MD and Past President Rotary Club of Dryden
 
December is Rotary’s disease prevention and treatment month. This is one of the six areas of focus of the Rotary foundation. 

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NEW MEMBER’S CAREER PATH FOLLOWS THE HEART

All new members who join Rotary give what is called a vocational talk. Originally it was a way for members to get to know what your business was. Over the years it has morphed into more of a life story.

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THE DRYDEN ROTARY CHARITY FOUNDATION APPROVES THIRTEEN GRANTS TOTALLING $31,011

Four times a year the eight member Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation meets under the leadership of Rotarian and Past Club President Rena Madden, to disperse the money raised through the Dryden Rotary Bingo proceeds.

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ARE WOMEN THE FUTURE OF DRYDEN’S MOST VITAL ORGANIZATIONS?

Dryden Rotary is unique among District 5550’s forty-six clubs because it has more women than any other club. Of the club’s 63 members 32 are male and 31 are female. However, when It comes to leadership within our organization women are more likely to serve on our Board of Directors and the Board of The Dryden Rotary Foundation. The latter is a separate body which determines the grants we distribute.

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Rotary's 'Trivia rats' win Young professionals trivia contest

Trivia raises $1,400 for those in need
Dryden’s Christmas Cheer program is close to $1,400 richer, after the Dryden Area Young Professional Network’s Mega Trivia event. 

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LOSS OF TWO VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS REQUIRES MEALS ON WHEELS IN DRYDEN TO FIND NEW VOLUNTEERS

Colleen Hill, Dryden’s Meals on Wheels coordinator provided the club with an update on the operation of Dryden’s MOW program.

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IGNACE, ONTARIO PLANS TO BE CANADA’S SITE FOR USED NUCLEAR FUEL

Rachelle Davenport and Chantelle Gascon of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) in Ignace, Dryden’s neighboring community brought the club up-to-date on the NWMO’s site selection progress for that community.

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ANNUAL ROTARY AWARDS EVENING A TIME TO CELEBRATE MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Once a year the Rotary Club of Dryden hosts an awards evening in which it celebrates three local Drydenites who exemplify Rotary's motto "Service Above Self" through their volunteer efforts, Rotary members who have donated one-thousand (USD) dollars to The Rotary Foundation, winners of the Dryden Royal Conservatory piano competition and inducted new members who have joined the club. 

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