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Mike Charter
March 1
Craig Elliott
March 3
Rob Christie
March 11
Charlotte Shelley
Jack Reed
March 7
Join Date
Dave Higbee
March 1, 2012
10 years
Teri Koenig
March 6, 2014
8 years
Dennis Galloway
March 15, 2021
1 year
Greg Grajek
March 18, 2021
1 year
Upcoming Events
March 2022 Mobile Food Bank - Bagging & Boxing
Utah Food Bank
Mar 30, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
March 2022 Food Bank - Distribution Washington
Washington City Community Center
Mar 31, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
April 2022 Dixie Drive Clean Up
Apr 02, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
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Club Information
Serve to Change Lives
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Bloomington Country Club
3174 S Bloomington Dr
St George, UT 84790
United States of America
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Welcome to the 2021-2022
Rotary Year!
This is our Club's 25th Anniversary Year!
The Rotary Club of Dixie Sunrise was chartered on September 5, 1996
President, Charlotte Shelley 
and members of our Club
welcome you to share in the work of this great group!
This week's meeting, March 31, 2022
President Elect, Dave Nelson, conducting
 Doug Walker will lead The Pledge of Allegiance
Darrin Hallman will lead the 4 Way Test
Ed Sappington will provide blessing 
Unless we have an occasional need or things change dramatically, we will not offer Zoom connections into our meetings  The technology always seems to be a challenge and the attendance via Zoom has dropped to little or none.
Please join us in person!
We live in scary times....
Are you prepared to protect yourself?
Sgt. Joseph Watson
of the St. George Police Department
will address personal safety. 
April 7th
Samela Dingus and Paula Christie will bring to us the exciting agenda for the 
this wonderful event will take place on April 30th right here in St. George!
April 14th
An Exciting Business After Hours Social at
The St. George Art Museum
The Traveling Combat Exhibition.
We will have a private showing of the exhibition from 5:00 to 6:00
with light refreshments.
A sign up sheet will start around at this week's meeting.  There is no cost to members OR guests.  Please bring guests to share this opportunity to view the exhibit. 
There is some interest in gathering at local restaurants afterward for dinner.  Please let Marla know if you are interested.
The next monthly Board Meeting will be Tuesday, April 12th at 5:00. 
The Golf Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, March 30th at 5:30 at the Bloomington Country Club. 
Rotary District 5420 Annual Conference:



Food Bank help.
The rest of the schedule for working with the food bank this month is:
Wednesday, March 30th:  St. George Food Distribution
Thursday, March 31st:  Washington City Food Distribution
Please refer to e-mail from the service committee for details. 
Come lend a hand if you can!


April 2nd.  Meet at Tonaquint Park and Richard will lead us in making a difference in our community!
And, since all good events require food, we will meet up at DeDe's for breakfast after Dixie Drive is all cleaned up!
The Washington County Fair - a major funding opportunity for us as well as just plain fun - will be April 20-24th.  
The Second Annual Dixie Sunrise Rotary Club 
Golf Tournament is coming up.  Wow, this year it will be a Cinco De Mayo event!  May 5th!  
IRONMAN!  May 7th!
The signup link is live NOW,  please sign up for your preferred shifts for Run Aid Station 7!  That is us!  It is a new location this time around because the race takes a different path.  LOTS of spots open, pick one that suits you!
Here is the sign-up link for Ironman:


As you are aware, our Club sponsored the Rotary Satellite Club of Southern Utah Veterans.

We are happy to see members of their club joining us from time to time and hope perhaps some of you would like to attend a meeting with them.  

They meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:30 at the Elks Lodge.


Thanks Veterans Club for your service!



And, finally, a weekly update on the 

war on polio......

Greetings Polio Warriors:
• WILD POLIO VIRUS, TYPE 1 - The good news is no new cases of the wild

poliovirus this week.

SIXTY-NINE - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Afghanistan.
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOUR – The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Malawi.

ONE YEAR AND 55 DAYS - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Pakistan.
ONE - The total number of cases of WPV1 that has occurred in 2022 year-to-

date (In Afghanistan on January 14th).
SIX - The total number of cases of WPV1 that occurred in 2021 (1 in Pakistan, 1 in Malawi and 4 in Afghanistan).
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY - The total number of cases of WPV1 that occurred in 2020.

Also, once again, there were no new cases of wild Positive Environmental Samples (ES) reported as well. So the total count of wild ES for 2022 remains at zero, and for the year 2021 remains at 66 (65 in Pakistan and 1 in Afghanistan), with the last ES discovered in Pakistan on December 6th. Aziz Memon, the National Chair for Pakistan’s PolioPlus Committee, reports that the total number of Environmental Samples tested so far in 2022 total 176...all coming back Negative. This is a very good sign!

CIRCULATING VACCINE-DERIVED POLIO - Our other battlefront in the war on polio, the circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio (cVDPV) reported 7 cases this last week, however 5 actually occurred in 2021. This means we ended the 2021 year with 643 cases vs the 638 reported last week, and the 2022 count is

now 11, compared to 170 last year at this time, continuing our year over year improvement in 2022 numbers.
There was 1 Positive Environmental sample (ES) of the vaccine-derived polio reported this last week, collected in Côte d’Ivoire.

• 6 DAYS AGO, THE POLIO OVERSIGHT BOARD ADOPTED A 5 YEAR BUDGET OF $4.8 BILLION TO FINISH THE JOB OF ERADICATING POLIO FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH. This works out to about $960 million per year, or about $2.40 per dose of vaccine. Mind you, this not only includes the cost of the vaccine, but the cost to transport it via our well established worldwide cold chain (vaccines must be kept cold from the time they are produced till the time they are dispensed), the operation of the 146 labs we have around the world that do the testing for us, and of course, the various forms of transportation to get those 2 magic drops to the children, whether it’s by auto, motorbike, canoe, camel, donkey, bicycle, or good ole fashion feet, carried by that final link in the chain, the frontline worker.

Rotary’s share of that budget is $150 million dollars per year, $100 million which comes from the 2 for 1 match the Gates Foundation will give us, up to $50 million dollars, if we can reach that magic goal by June 30th. We have been able to do that since the Gates Foundation first challenged us.

YEAR? - As you can see in
the accompanying chart,
which shows our worldwide
fundraising effort towards
PolioPlus’s $50 million goal
through February, we are
about $2.8 million (11%)
behind last year at this time. Worldwide, we are doing well with cash donations, but with DDF and the World Fund’s .5 match, we are behind.

Again, although I don’t have the figures for Zone 26, Zone 27 results through March 27th, show us about 6% behind last year’s cash donations at this time ($1,556,700 this year vs $1,655,500 last year at this time). And only 5 of the 14 Districts in Zone 27, have committed any DDF to

PolioPLus, mine included ☹ . And of course with the tragic events

happening in Ukraine, I know a good amount of Rotary resources will go to helping those in need, via Rotary’s Disaster Response Fund, as it should. What I ask is that when considering DDF allocations, you definitely set a place at the table for Ukraine and it’s citizens, but also a place for PolioPlus and it’s goal of polio eradication. I know both you and I don’t want to see all our years of hard work go down the drain due to a lack of funds. Thanks for your consideration in this, the most difficult of times. Here is the online link for donating DDF to TRF’s Disaster Response Fund, PolioPlus, Fund, and the many other worthy causes that qualify for DDF. https://

• Pray for the citizens of Ukraine and continue to do what we do best... helping others in times of crisis.

Bob and Greg
Your Big West “End Polio Now” Coordinators

Bob Rogers
Rotary Club of Sebastopol
District 5130
PolioPlus Chair (2020/21)
Past District Governor (2017/18) Zone 27
End Polio Now Coordinator (2020/23) (707) 766-4636

Poliovirus Weekly Update 23 March, 2022, World Health Organization

Wild Poliovirus Summary:

You will see below, that the number of wild polio cases for 2022 as of March 23, is now 1.
The total number of wild polio cases in 2021 were 6 (1 in Pakistan, 1 in Malawi and 4 in Afghanistan).

The total number of wild polio cases in 2020 were 140 (84 in Pakistan and 56 in Afghanistan).
The total number of wild polio cases in 2019 were 176 (147 in Pakistan and 29 in Afghanistan).

Note: Polio “Acronyms”. For a complete list go to

AFP = Acute Flaccid Paralysis
cVDPV = Circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus (a 1 or 2 behind it denotes the polio cVDPV2)
nOPV2 = novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2
WPV1 = Wild Poliovirus, Type 1
ES = Positive Environmental Samples

New wild poliovirus isolates (WPV1) reported this last week:

Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) cases: 0 Positive Environmental Samples (ES): 0

New circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus (cVDPV) isolates reported this last week:
Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) cases: 7 (But 5 actually occurred in 2021) Positive Environmental Samples (ES): 2

Officially reported WPV1 and cVDPV cases as of 23 March, 2022

Wild poliovirus (WPV) cases

  • Total global WPV1 cases in 2022: 1 (compared to 2 for the same period in 2021)

  • Total global WPV1 cases in 2021: 6

  • Total global WPV1 cases in 2020: 140

  • Total global WPV1 cases in 2019: 176

    Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) cases

  • Total global cVDPV cases in 2022: 11 (compared to 170 for the same period in 2021)

  • Total global cVDPV cases in 2021: 643

  • Total global cVDPV cases in 2020: 1,113

Summary of new WPV and cVDPV reported this last week (AFP cases and ES positives) by country. For complete details on individual countries, go to

– Côte d’Ivoire: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample – Niger: two cVDPV2 cases
– Nigeria: two cVDPV2 cases
– Yemen: three cVDPV2 cases



Our Club Officers and Directors
President:   Charlotte Shelley
President Elect, Dave Nelson
Immediate Past President, Suzanne Leonelli
Secretary:  Ayanna Franzen
Treasurer: Steve Quinn
Club Administrator:  Marla Shelby
*Note: our community has an endless number of absolutely critical needs and needs help from our citizens.  However, as a Rotary Club we cannot be all things to all people.  So only those service opportunities approved by the Board will be listed in this bulletin.  If you have project you wish our members to support, please submit your request to President Charlotte prior to the Board Meeting each month.   Thank you!


Photo Albums
Mobile Food Bank
Suzanne Leonelli Induction Dinner
Washington County Fair Beer Garden Aug 2020
August Mobile Food Bank