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7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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Apr 09, 2022
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3174 S Bloomington Dr
St George, UT 84790
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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, April 7, 2022
President Charlotte conducting
 Tony Damiano will lead The Pledge of Allegiance
Rob Christie will lead the 4 Way Test
President Charlotte will provide blessing 
Paula Christie will bring to us details about the upcoming event:
this event will take place on April 30th right here in St. George!
Here is a peek at the agenda:
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 come around again at this week's meeting.  If you are not able to be with us in person to sign up, please e-mail Marla ( with your RSVP. There is no cost to members OR guests.  Please come and bring your guests to share this opportunity to view the impactful exhibit. 
The Changing of the Gavel!
Please mark your calendars for the annual Installation/Changing of the Gavel dinner.
This year we will be socializing and dining at 
Mark your calendars now, this dinner meeting will be held on June 14th. 
The next monthly Board Meeting will be Tuesday, April 12th at 5:00. 
The Golf Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, April 6th at 5:30 at the Bloomington Country Club. 
Rotary District 5420 Annual Conference:



Snow Canyon trail clean-up is coming April 9th.  This is important work!  If you can, please come help work on preventing damage to native landscape by intrusion into protected spaces. 
Please see invitations from Sandi and team for this service project. 
Food Bank will need our help in April.  
Please refer to e-mail invitations from the service committee for details. 
Come lend a hand if you can!


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......

WILD POLIO VIRUS, TYPE 1 - The good news is no new cases of the wild

poliovirus this week.

SEVENTY-SIX - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred
in Afghanistan.
ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-ONE – The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Malawi.
ONE YEAR AND 62 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.

UPDATE ON OUTBREAK RESPONSE IN MALAWI - In response to the case of Wild Polio Type 1 that occurred in Malawi last November, not only are 2.9 million Malawian children under the age of 5 receiving the oral bivalent polio vaccine, but 23 million children overall in Malawi and 4 surrounding countries are being targeted to receive over 80 million supplemental doses by July. The first of 4 sequential campaigns began on March 20th in Malawi and expanded on March 24th to neighboring Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Zimbabwean children will soon be added to the campaign as well.

• CIRCULATING VACCINE-DERIVED POLIO - Our other battlefront in the war on polio, the circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio (cVDPV) reported 25 cases this last week, however 16 actually occurred in Yemen in 2021. This means we ended the 2021 year with 659 cases vs the 643 reported last week, and the 2022 count is now 20, compared to 177 last year at this time.

There were 4 Positive Environmental samples (ES) of the vaccine-derived polio reported this last week, but 2 were actually collected in 2021, one each in Afghanistan and Senegal.

• VACCINES ARE ONE OF THE GREATEST ADVANCES OF MODERN MEDICINE - They’re safe, effective, and save millions of lives each year. Our progress in the fight to end polio is proof that vaccines work. During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, let’s advocate for polio eradication and the importance of vaccines to the health and well-being of our communities. Use the World Immunization Week Toolkit for graphics and sample posts to share on social media with the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork.


• POLIOPLUS CHAIRS, AS REQUESTED BY TRF, HAVE YOU URGED YOUR DG’s AND DRFCC’s TO DONATE SOME OF YOUR DISTRICT’S DDF TO POLIOPLUS YET? Realizing the need to also support the citizens of Ukraine, here is the online link for donating DDF to TRF’s Disaster Response Fund, as well as the PolioPlus Fund, and the many other worthy causes that qualify for DDF. form/SV_9ztdKml8KEamNmt?Q_JFE=qdg

• 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 30 March, 2022, World Health Organization

Wild Poliovirus Summary:

You will see below, that the number of wild polio cases for 2022 as of March 30, 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: 25 (But 16 actually occurred in 2021) Positive Environmental Samples (ES): 4 (But 2 were actually collected in 2021)

Officially reported WPV1 and cVDPV cases as of 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: 20 (compared to 177 for the same period in 2021)

  • Total global cVDPV cases in 2021: 659

  • 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

  • DR Congo: six cVDPV2 cases

  • Egypt: two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples

  • Nigeria: three cVDPV2 cases and two positive environmental


  • Yemen: 16 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