Upcoming/Past Speakers

Upcoming Speakers
Past Speakers
Mar 26, 2015
Dave Purcell
Paul Harris
Mar 19, 2015
Mary Russell
MO Supreme Court
Mar 12, 2015
Joan Krueger



Patton, John    01
Redington, Richard    01
Owen, John    06
Browne, Jonathon    08
Sears, Bob    19
Nielson, Bruce    20
Tierney, Linda    29
Murray, Lori    31
Miller, Bob    01
Mosby, Bob    04
Hayes-Stewart, Gwenne    10
Barron, Kirk    11
Patton, Russell    11
Bogetto, Peter    13
Schaefer, Paul    23
Von Gerichten, Michael    25
Robinson, John    26
Suydam, Lynn    May 01
McKone, Barb    May 12
Obert Jr., Chip    May 12
Rose, Jim    May 15
Farris, Clyde    May 24
Kersting, Jean    Jun 02
Dentinger, Brian    Jun 03
Walsh, Joe    Jun 03
Broeder, Pete    Jun 04
Adams, Mark    Jun 12
Niedringhaus, Rochelle    Jun 13
Jordan, Terry    Jun 14
Washington, Sandra    Jun 16
Jayne, David    Jun 21
Washington, Hardy    Jun 28
Brennan, Bob    Jun 29
Paese, Paul    Jul 05
Hutchison, Kirk    Jul 11
Bieber, Dave    Jul 15
Venneman, Craig    Jul 17
DeWulf, Gerry    Jul 21
Humphreys, James    Jul 25
Russell, Mary    Jul 28
Durbin, James    Jul 30

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2015-2016 Slate of Candidates.

Our 2015-16 Club slate is as follows:

 President: Ginger Cayce
 President-Elect: John Owen
 Treasurer: Bob Sears
 Secretary: Pete Broeder
 Directors: Bob Brennan
  Carl Lumley
  Bob Mosby
Paul Schaefer
Programs: TBD

Rotary International releases $34.8 million for
polio immunization activities worldwide
Female polio health workers providing the polio vaccine during the
National Immunization Days, Kano Northern Nigeria.  Photo: Diego Ibarra Sánchez
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped.
The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa.
The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria experienced a nearly 90 percent reduction in cases in 2014 compared with the previous year, and hasn't registered a new case of polio in the last six months.
"Nigeria has managed an incredible feat," says Dr. Tunji Funsho, Rotary's PolioPlus chair for Nigeria. "However, now we must be more vigilant than ever, as our progress is fragile."
Commitment to polio eradication from all levels of the Nigerian government has proved crucial to the country's recent progress. Disease experts are urging political leaders to maintain this focus as national elections approach next month.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, in which Rotary is a partner, made significant progress against polio in 2014 in most places. More than half of the world's cases in 2013 were the result of outbreaks in previously polio-free countries, largely caused by instability and conflict in countries including Syria, Iraq, and Somalia. The outbreaks appear to have been stopped last year following special vaccination efforts in 11 countries that reached more than 56 million children.
"We are encouraged to see the tangible progress made against this disease in 2014," says Mike McGovern, chair of Rotary's International PolioPlus Committee. "However, until we eliminate polio from its final reservoirs, children everywhere are at risk from this disease. Rotary -- along with our partners -- will work hard to ensure that the world's most vulnerable children are kept safe from polio."
One less promising spot in the polio eradication fight has been Pakistan, which saw an explosive outbreak totaling more than 300 cases in 2014, the most there in more than a decade. As a result, Pakistan accounted for almost 90 percent of the world's cases last year.
Pakistan will receive $1.1 million of the funds that Rotary is releasing to support eradication efforts there. In addition, the grants include $6.7 million in Afghanistan, $7 million in Somalia, $3.3 million in Democratic Republic of Congo, $2.8 million in Niger, $2.5 million in Chad, $1.6 million in Cameroun, $1.1 million in Ethiopia, and $250,000 in Kenya. A total of $321,000 will provide technical assistance in Africa.
To date, Rotary has contributed more than $1.3 billion to fight polio. Through 2018, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match 2-to-1 every dollar that Rotary commits to polio eradication (up to $35 million a year). In 2014, there were only 350 confirmed polio cases in the world, down from about 350,000 a year when the initiative began in 1988.

By Arnold R. Grahl
Rotary News

L-R: John Robinson, Rachel Levi, Kirk Hutchinson

Kirkwood Rotary Installs New Members
On February 19th, Kirkwood Rotary installs five (5) new members at its
regular noon meeting at Greenbriar Country Club. The new members are:
Mark Adams Pete Broeder
Cami Bisch Bob Keightley
Russ Hawes Arthur McDonald
Barb McKone Blake Smith
Linda Ross Gerry DeWulf & Joe Walsh

Kirkwood Rotary Gives to the Community
As a result of another successful fund-raising year, Kirkwood Rotary
was able to assist seven charitable groups in our community. 

This effort is in addition to the Club's annual scholarship program.


Well, the numbers are in and we raised $565.00. Thank you for all that
participated, especially our racers. I know I left it all out on the
track ... especially my pride...

The good thing is that we figured out that the bike (trike) I was riding
was obviously not well put together. (Joking...)
Here's a video of the Championship Race for your viewing pleasure. 
Ginger edges our former champion, Sandy (who overpowered at the
starting line) for the win.

Hands On Kirkwood Receives Boost from Kirkwood Rotary Club
Hands on Kirkwood is inviting every member of the community to go and to serve
neighbors in need during a single all day volunteer event. This year’s event is
scheduled for Saturday, Oct 4. This annual effort, started by the Kirkwood Baptist
Church, has been joined by Harrison Avenue Missionary Baptist Church; Concord
Lutheran Church; Kirkwood United Methodist Church; Kirkwood United Church of
Christ; City of Kirkwood; St. Louis Community College at Meramec and numerous
organizations. The donation from the Kirkwood Rotary Club was made possible
by proceeds from the Club’s recent annual
Kirkwood Greentree Festival Rotary Ramble.
The donated funds will be used to purchase supplies for home projects,
which is a major focus of the effort, as well as other needs.
Kirk Hutchison, Kirkwood Rotary Club President, left, presents
a $1,000 check from the Club to Dr. Scott Stearman Senior Pastor,
Kirkwood Baptist Church accepting for Hands on Kirkwood,
Blake Smith, Co-Chair 2014 Greentree Festival Ramble, and
Deb Lavender, Rotary Club liaison to Hands On Kirkwood.


Kirkwood Rotary's Community Projects Over the Years.

 If YOU know of any additional projects OR have info. and pics on these projects
please send them to:

Thank you.

Kirkwood Rotary has a long tradition of community projects.  Here is a partial list:

  1  Quarry Park Look-out/Education platform.
  2  Walker Lake Dock
  3  Farmer's Market Pergola
  4  Mudd's Grove Library Bookshelves (2009)
  5  Mary Culver Home Refreshment Station
  6  Manor Grove Gazebo
  7  Meacham Park Garden Shelter (2013)
  8  Four Rotary Bike Racks (2014)




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