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Greetings from District Governor Lance Eberle! 

Greetings Rotarians,

As we head into fall and get to enjoy the changing of the seasons and the beauty of the leaves changing colors, I would like to thank the 26 Rotary clubs that I have visited so far. I have certainly been energized by how the clubs are taking Imagine Rotary to heart and adapting to our new normal. Some clubs have tried different meeting times or different forms of membership. Other clubs have gone back to the roots of Rotary and shifted meetings to different locations to highlight various businesses and organizations around the community. All the clubs are putting a renewed emphasis on service above self and taking on more service projects around their communities to create a positive lasting change. I cannot wait to visit the remaining 7 clubs to see how they are imagining Rotary and the impact that they are having on their communities.

October 24th is World Polio Day. Since 1988, Rotary and its partners have reduced Polio cases by 99.9% and are on track to make it the second human disease to ever be eradicated. But as a marathon runner would tell you, the last mile is always the toughest. The events over the past month with the first US case in over a decade and the spike in cases in Pakistan reflect that we cannot let down on our efforts. As we head into October, let us come together as Rotarians to raise awareness of our polio eradication efforts and to take action for World Polio Day. Some ways to take action are as follows: HOST – organize a community event and invite the media and local officials to participate or create a fundraiser to collect donations for the PolioPlus Fund. WRITE - propose a story about World Polio Day and your club’s contributions toward eradicating polio to your local media outlets or send a letter about the importance of ending polio to the features editor at your local media. SHARE - use the sample posts from the World Polio Day Toolkit on your social media pages and follow @EndPolioNow on Facebook and Twitter. Most importantly, do not forget to share how you’re observing World Polio Day and register your club’s participation at www.endpolio.org.

Thank you for all your efforts in your communities and for imagining the possibilities in the change that we can make to transform our clubs and the world.

In Rotary Service,

Lance Eberle
District 6580 Governor 2022-2023

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