Recap from the July 10, 2023 Meeting.
Meeting Run by: President Megan Francis
Invocation: Karen Cooney
Welcome to our members participating in our meeting through Zoom, Barth Donald, Erika Cox, and guest Gretchen Nollman.  
Happy News/Announcements:  All Happy News funds go towards our scholarship awards.
Mike Ruby- Mike recommends that everyone see the film Sounds of Freedom. Now playing at the Palms Theater, the film Sound of Freedom is an inspiring story based on actual events that sheds light on the grim reality of child sex trafficking. It is the true story of a man who risks everything to bring a ray of light and HOPE to the most hidden corners of our world, seeking to save children chained in the dark. Frank Iliff- Seconded the recommendation of Sound of Freedom and a call to stay for the statistics after the end credits. Frank donated $4 for his Birthday. He is 71 years old today! Marc Hines- $5, received a grant-funded accessible van at Crossroads today! Friday, he flies to Atlanta to see his favorite band and watch the Braves, #1 in the MLB. Lindsey Phillips- 45 Bigs in 45 Days-,  Save the Date for the Special Olympics and BBBS Car Show September 16th at Hy-Vee, & New Parenting Program beginning tomorrow, 7/11/23, Raising Highly Capable Kids. Karen Cooney- volunteers at the Art Center. She worked with 40 SPARK Kindergarteners this morning and will work with more this week. They are learning about birds, and she said it is great to see the kids excited to learn. Rich Dwyer- Update on the McKee button project. Construction has started! 
Club News:  
  • Follow the Rotary Club of Muscatine’s Facebook page, @MuscatineRotaryClub.
  • ACH forms are available for easy payment of dues.
  • The July 24th meeting will be 4-6 pm at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.
  • Save the Date: Future Mobile Food Pantry distribution dates: August 8th, September 12th, October 10th, November 14th, and December 12th.
  • Almost Friday Fest- Rotary will have a food tent at Almost Friday Events on July 27th, August 24th, and September 28th.
  • Club goals for 23-24 Rotary Year- Increase membership to 65, 4 service projects with at least 20 members participating, 2 socials, contributions to Rotary International over $8000, Polio Plus contributions over $500.
Iowa Center for Economic Success-
Lindsay Trumbull is a client services coach for the Muscatine office of the Iowa Center for Economic Success.  Before joining the Iowa Center in December 2022, she spent 16 years as a project manager for Growth Corp in Chicago, which focused on facilitating, growing, and supporting the SBA 504 loan program.  Lindsay is a part of the Iowa Center education team and helps to coordinate workshops and classes and provide 1:1 mentorship.  She also handles outreach, marketing, and development across eastern Iowa. 
Iowa Center for Economic Success works to support individuals to succeed as small business owners. Services include classes, coaching, and loans up to $50,000. 
Workshops and support begin when individuals start a business and continue for the lifetime. This includes establishing the business. Anyone looking to utilize this service will call the Iowa Center for Economic Success, and then based on location, they will be triaged to their local representative. Our Local office is located at MCC. They are working with MCC and United Way to also help people with VIA. They will do taxes for free. Last year they prepared over 11,000 taxes for 494 volunteers.
Their goal is to serve 1000 entrepreneurs in Eastern Iowa and have 75 new businesses.
In 2022 they served 510 individuals, 214 small businesses and loaned over $89,000. 
Eastern Iowa Office:
Lindsay Trumbull
Client Services Coach
Iowa Center for Economic Success
152 Colorado Street
Loper Hall, Suite 206
Muscatine, IA 52761
Phone/Text: 563.283.3903
Upcoming Meetings-
Missed Monday's meeting? Enjoy a recording of the presentation at 
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
Have you made your 2022-23 Rotary Year donation to The Rotary Foundation's PolioPlus Fund?  If not, do it today!
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 6 weeks post the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - on 5/18/23 in Afghanistan. See attached report.
What is that Polio Picture?  Dr Humayun Asghar  - Collecting the first sample for polio environmental surveillance while training health workers, Nigeria. © WHO . “Dr Humayun has sowed the seeds of Acute Flaccid Paralysis surveillance in Pakistan all through his own initiative and drive and nurtured and supported the lab network in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; as one of the architects of the regional and global laboratory network, he has contributed to building a great legacy.”  Dr Hamid Jafari, WHO Polio Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, says this contribution to Polio eradication cannot be  overstated.
 Rotary's Win Against Polio will be a Win For Global Health!
2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total - 125,  Benin - 3, Central African Republic - 7, Chad - 8, Cote d' Ivoire - 2, DR Congo - 71, Indonesia - 3, Israel - 1, Madagascar - 13, Mali - 3, Mozambique - 3, Nigeria - 10, Somalia - 2 Zambia - 1.
2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total - 909  Afghanistan - 43, Algeria - 3, Benin - 11 , Burundi - 1, Cameroon - 3, Central African Republic - 5, Chad -44, DR Congo - 507, Republic of Congo - 1, Eritrea - 1, Ethiopia - 1, Ghana - 3, Indonesia - 1, Israel - 1, Madagascar - 14, Malawi - 4, Mali - 2, Mozambique - 22, Niger - 15, Nigeria - 48, Pakistan - 8, Somalia - 5, Sudan - 1, Togo - 2, United States - 1, Yemen - 162.
New Polio Cases & Samples reported this week -
  • Côte d’Ivoire: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • DR Congo: four cVDPV1 and three cVDPV2 cases
  • Madagascar: three cVDPV1 cases and eight cVDPV1 positive environmental samples
  • Nigeria: three cVDPV2 cases
  • Zambia: one cVDPV2 case
Quote of the Day -  "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”   Mae West
2023 Wild Polio Cases - 6
The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:
Pakistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this weekOne Wild Polio case reported in 2023.  Twenty Wild Polio cases reported in 2022.   The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 2/20/23.  No WPV1 Samples and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan. 
Afghanistan No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  Five Wild Polio cases reported in 2023 - all from Nangarhar Province.  Two Wild Polio Cases reported in 2022.   The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 6/10/23.  No WPV1 Samples and no cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!