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Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...
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Peter Van Buskirk received his Paul Harris + 2 pin on October 19. Congratulations on this 
milestone achievement Peter. 
Pin is being presented by President Jennifer Jerrett.

Past President Len Ross was presented with his Paul Harris + 5 pin on October 19.
This is an outstanding achievement. The Rotary Foundation benefits individuals world wide
through the donations made by people like Len.  Congratulations 

This weeks speakers were Andrea Johnston and Sheldon from Community Living Huntsville
We heard about Celebrating Inclusion , that everyone has something of value to contribute 
and Everyone belongs. We saw a video illustrating some of the positions that Community Living
members hold in the community and a memorial to Donnie Eagles who we all remember diligently
sweeping the streets of Downtown Huntsville.
You are invited to tour the facility at 99 West Road on October 26th from 5-6pm and a number of other times
RSVP to Michelle Ainsworth at

John Jarvis was the Rotarian of the Month of September. John brought in 2 new members recently
including his wife Suzi. Congratulations John 

It isn't too late if you want to get in on the action this Monday October 24th at 5:30. We will be watching the live webcast from the CDC regarding polio and enjoying a bit of fellowship as well. Just let me know if you would like to attend and I will add you to the list. We will also order some pizza so bring $5/person if you would like some. I will have some non-alcoholic drinks but otherwise BYOB. My address is 677 Skyhills Road. It will feel like you are driving forever on Skyhills but we are only 10 mins from the highway. Our home phone number just in case is 705-783-0410. 
Also the Runaround is fast approaching. It is November 10th and will likely start at 6:30. The theme this year is Around the World or "Runaround The World". We would like to celebrate our multiculturalism. We thought it would be fun if people dressed or accessorized from their country or heritage (you can go back as far as you want or just a pick a country that you think would be fun, Canadian is OK too). We will be sending around  a sign up sheet at the next couple of meetings. This is always a really fun night so lets fill the buses. We are still waiting to finalize details with the restaurants so will have the ticket price (will likely be similar to last year) and locations shortly.
That's all for now. Hope to see you Monday!
Jen S

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Youth Exchange is a study-abroad opportunity for young people who spend anywhere from a few weeks to a full year as an international student hosted by local Rotary clubs. This years Rotary Exchange student Maria Josee Miguel Cabib is from Chile.  Maria Josee gave the club an intro to Chile and her life.  Although she comes from a family filled of dentists Maria Josee is interested in film production.

From left to right: President-Jennifer Jerrett, Past District Governor-Ron Strickland, Rotarian-Tim Lutton, Membership Chair-April McClung, Past President and sponsor-Hugh Holland

With Rotary clubs in almost every country, more than 1.2 million members embrace their diverse background and unite to exchange new ideas, apply expertise, and implement improvements that transform communities.

Our members work locally and partner on international projects that address today’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.  

The impact our members make takes shape at our Rotary club meetings and activities. These gatherings give members the chance to:

  • Change lives
  • Connect with other passionate people 
  • Invest in yourself 
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Past District Governor Ron Strickland inducted the clubs newest member Tim Lutton.  Tim will be a fabulous addition to the club and we are thrilled he has joined us.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Huntsville Tim

September 26   President's Potluck at Jennifer Jerrett's house  5:30-7:30
Oct 27-30         District Conference
Nov 10th           Rotary Runaround  Our dine on the run excursion continues for another year
Dec 14              Rotary Christmas Party at Hidden Valley resort
Dec 21              Christmas Lunch
Jan 23               Blow away the Winter Blues Bowling fellowship
Feb 20              Family Day
March 31          Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Pre Show get together and Theatre Night
May                  Brewery Bus to Bracebridge

Our Party in a Box fundraiser has been very active this summer making a significant contribution to our charitable 
givings in the community. A new Grill was recently purchased replacing two smaller versions. The picture above is of Evan 
Reeder's birthday party setup in Meadow Park.

Dr David Mathies spoke to us about The Muskoka & area Health System Transformation this week
The group has been formed to investigate the integration of all Health Care in Muskoka. With the current budget in our area
of $225 million they are looking to save 5% which could be used to offset future deficits. They advocate a 2 hospital
system in Muskoka  and feel that this could be accomplished thru the cost savings that can be achieved.
Dr Mathies has asked that we keep ourselves informed via their website at

Oct 26, 2016
Nov 02, 2016
Karen Patterson
Interact presintation
Nov 09, 2016
Nov 16, 2016
Gord Mitchell
Foundation Talk
Nov 23, 2016
Mary Louise Betchel
The Metting Place
Nov 30, 2016
Club assembly
Club Assembly
Dec 07, 2016
Bill Pritchard
Dec 14, 2016
Christmas Dinner & auction evening
Hidden Valley Resort
Dec 21, 2016
Christmas lunch at Boston Pizza
Christmas lunch at Boston Pizza
Dec 28, 2016
Club assembly
Club Assembly

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