Recap from the Jan. 23, 2023 Meeting.
Meeting Run by: President Naomi DeWinter
Invocation: Alex Lambert
Guests: Ryan Streck (MPW)
Online Participation: We continue to offer a hybrid meeting each week. Members are invited to attend via zoom or watch the recorded presentation anytime. Thank you, Jim Stein and Jessica Wittman, for joining us online.
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition: Tony Joseph was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow +6 pin to recognize outstanding annual giving to the Rotary International. Thank you, Tony, for your continued support of the Rotary Foundation.
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Frank Iliff-Frank Presented at the Newcomers and Friend Club last Tuesday and received a $68 donation from the club. Tony Joesph-$1 for the Eagles Win. $1 in honor of his son Mark Joseph being named to the Dean’s list at the University of Iowa, and $ 1 for his family trip to Jordan last week. Erika Cox- MPW is hosting Power Breakfast in February. The event includes breakfast and networking at 7 am, followed by a presentation at 7:30 am. Everyone is invited. Mark Roberts- Mark’s granddaughter kicked a 55-yard field goal during her camp in Florida. Megan Francis- Crossroads unveils a new Mission Statement this week, “Cultivating choice and inclusion for seniors and people with disability.” The YMCA Manta Ray Swim Team is hosting a Euchre Tournament Fundraiser Saturday at 6 pm at the Y. Walk-up registration is welcome. Megan was excited about the 49er win yesterday. The 49ers will play the Eagles on Sunday, the 29th.
Club News:
  • January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month.
  • The Board is collecting ideas for a Rotary Matching grant project. Please submit project ideas to Naomi or any other member of the board for consideration.
  • IBAT- Businesses Against Human Trafficking- Thank you to the businesses that have committed to “Learn Something and Do Something” to help combat human trafficking.  
  • We have two board positions available. Please see Naomi for more information.
  • Follow the Rotary Club of Muscatine’s Facebook page, @MuscatineRotaryClub.
Joey Krieger- Executive Director -Ed Morse Automotive Group
The Ed Morse acquisition of Krieger Auto Group has been a positive transition for everyone because the family-run businesses shared a vision of outstanding customer service and commitment to the community.
Ed Morse began with a fleet of  20 rental cars in Miami Beach in 1946. Ed and his son Ted purchased their first dealership in 1961 and now have over 40 locations in 6 states. After Ted’s passing in 2016, his son Teddy Morse became Chairman/CEO, continuing 75+ years of family ownership. Ed Morse continues the long family tradition of supporting the community.
No recording is available for this meeting.
Upcoming Meetings: Dec. 30 – Meeting at the Art Center, February 6- Teaching Self-Care Skills in 2023, February 13- Eagle View Behavioral Health, February 27- Alexander Clark: The Mississippi Valley's Most Important Civil Rights Leader
No new Wild Polio cases were reported this week. See attached report.
What is that Polio Picture? The Fight against falling immunization rates - In Senegal last month, African heads of state came together at the Forum on Immunization and Polio Eradication in Africa to reaffirm their commitments to tackle declining immunization rates and resurgence of polio across the region. To ensure vaccines safely reach each child, specific strategies must be deployed in every country and sub-region, dependent on conflict zones and political climate. With careful planning and political commitment, investment in routine immunization efforts, and a focus on restrengthening health systems across Africa, we can improve efforts to end polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases.   
 A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
  • January 13, 2023, marks 12 years since the last case of wild poliovirus in India – a remarkable public health success. “It seemed impossible until it was done!” – Dr Hamid Jafari, Director of Polio for WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region, said reflecting on his time eradicating polio in India and what lessons we can take from this to address the final challenges for achieving eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases - 0
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total - 700  Afghanistan - 43, Algeria - 2, Benin - 10 (3 in 2021), Cameroon - 2 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic - 4, Chad - 27 (0 in 2021), DR Congo - 339 (28 in 2021), Eritrea - 1, Ethiopia - 1, Ghana - 3, Indonesia - 1, Israel - 1, Madagascar - 13 (13 in 2021), Malawi - 3, Mozambique - 18 (2 in 2021), Niger - 14 (18 in 2021), Nigeria - 43 (415 in 2021), Pakistan - 8, Somalia - 5 (1 in 2021), Sudan - 1, Togo - 2, United States - 1, Yemen - 159 (69 in 2021) .
New Polio Cases & Samples reported in the last week - Afghanustan - 2 WPV1 Samples, Algeria - 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Cameroon - 1 cVDPV2 Case, Chad - 2 cVDPV Cases, DR Congo - 16 cVDPV1 Cases + 19 cVDPV2 Cases, Nigeria - 1 cVDPV2 Case, Somalia - 1 cVDPV2 Case, Zambia - 2 cVDPV Samples.
Quote of the Day -  "This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again." Paul Harris, Rotary's Founder
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this weekTwenty Wild Polio cases reported in 2022. One Wild Polio Case reported in 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22. No WPV1 Samples and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.  
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. Two Wild Polio Cases reported in 2022 . Four Wild Polio cases reported in 2021  The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22. Afghanistan reported 56 Wild Polio cases in 2020. Two WPV1 Samples and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan. 
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!