Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kansas City- Plaza

Kansas City-Plaza

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Fridays at 7:15 AM
https://rgp.zoom.us/j/94129376617?pwd=NndRNVNqQXU4dkVNc1g2RDRBSmZoUT09
Zoom
Kansas City, MO
United States of America
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Dec 25, 2020
 
Home Page Stories
BY JEFFREY KLUGER
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 9:34 PM EDT
 

It’s not often an entire continent eradicates a disease, but on Aug. 25, 2020, that happened when Nigeria was declared polio-free, clearing the virus from its last redoubt in all of Africa. The person who did more than any other to drive polio to continent-wide extinction was Dr. Tunji Funsho, a former cardiologist and now the chair of Rotary International’s polio-­eradication program in Nigeria.

Funsho could have retired years ago, but in 2013, with polio still paralyzing children across Nigeria, he decided to step up to lead the Rotarians’ effort. Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the WHO, the CDC and UNICEF, Funsho and Rotary helped lead National Immunization Days, getting millions of doses of the polio vaccine to children in cities and villages around the nation. They also sponsored health-­education initiatives at community centers, mosques and even birthday parties. This summer, the country marked four years without a case of wild polio, qualifying it for its polio-free certification, leaving Afghanistan and Pakistan as the only places in the world in which polio remains endemic.

“Certification will be an achievement,” Funsho told TIME in 2018. “But we’re not in a hurry for that. We’re in a hurry to make sure no child is paralyzed.” In Nigeria and in Africa as a whole, that moment has arrived.

JOIN US FRIDAY AT 7:15 AM for our Virtual Meeting!   
 
Aileen Murphy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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Plaza Club Meeting Agenda
Plaza Club Meeting Agenda
November 20, 2020
Zoom Conference

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club
Regular Meeting Agenda
Friday, November 20, 2020
Dial-In:  +1 888 788 0099                   Meeting ID:  941 2937 6617   Password:  438700
 
7:15 – 7:25 
Gathering, Fellowship and welcome guests
 
 
7:25 
 
Welcome - Aileen
Pledge:
 
All
 
Inspiring us:
 
Elizabeth Usovicz
Sergeant-at-Arms:
 
Melynn Sight
 
Three Min Speaker:
Darron Story
7:40
Club Business:  Shoes Roll Call – Mike Theobald
Program Intro:
Larry Lunsford
Program:
Polio Plus – Dr. Tunji Funsho
One of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in 2020 – recognized for his work as a Rotarian and role in the eradication of Polio in Nigeria.
Next week:
NO MEETING – Happy Thanksgiving!
8:30
Adjourn w/ 4-way test
 
Work is underway on the 2020 KC Games for Good.
 
The Club Board met approved plans to proceed. As in years past, we’re “tweaking” the format both to leverage current strengths (i.e., what is working well) and address member concerns (i.e., what could be working better). For example, while we want to continue to broadly “celebrate service” we are going to be even more specific in drawing attention to the Rotary six areas of focus.  We also want to financially benefit even more local charities.
 
You’ll see this reflected in our just-completed Call for Sponsors brochure. Steven Rotkoff has been scheduling meetings with prospective supporters and, in fact, has already secured our first new commitment: The Kauffmann Foundation for $1,000.
 
I hope you have a chance to look over the attached prior to our meeting Friday. We’re anxious to get started … and we'd love to have your help if you’d like to be on the committee. See you Friday!!