Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Charlotte Shelley
February 8
Janet Haines
February 8
Donna MacBean
February 12
Alex Charter
February 15
Paula Bell Christie
February 21
Emily Elliott
February 25
Spouse Birthdays
Richelle Hallman
February 28
Emily Elliott
Craig Elliott
February 17
Join Date
Paula Bell Christie
February 1, 2013
9 years
Bill Reetz
February 18, 2016
6 years
Pam Harrison
February 22, 2018
4 years
Paul Gooch
February 26, 1998
24 years
Upcoming Events
February 2022 Mobile Food Bank - Bagging & Boxing
Utah Food Bank
Feb 23, 2022
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 2022 Food Bank - Distribution Washington
Washington City Community Center
Feb 24, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
February 2022 Food Bank - Distribution St George
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Feb 25, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:00 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, February 24, 2022
President, Charlotte Shelley conducting
 Doug Graham will lead The Pledge of Allegiance
Richard Schwartz will lead the 4 Way Test
Aaron Randall will provide blessing 
Due to recently expressed concerns locally, from District 5420, and from RI over disease spread (Covid AND the awful strain of flu this year) we are temporarily reinstating the Zoom connection for our meetings.  The on-going use of Zoom will depend on the use of it by our members but for now we are adding it. 
NOTE:  these are hybrid meetings.  You may attend in person at The Bloomington Country Club OR you can attend via Zoom.
Here is the Zoom link:
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Due to a series of unfortunate events The Evening of Elegance has been postponed.
The Committee is working to re-schedule this event in the Fall.
A member focus! 
Meet Melinda
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And, an update from 
The Veteran's Club. 
These members were recently recognized for their participation in Toys for Tots and will be sharing that good news with us.
We will also be meeting their new officers!
Coming up March 10th:
what do you know about publishing?
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Paula Bell Christie is going to educate us about the process!
The next monthly Board Meeting will be Tuesday, March 8th at 5:00.  



Road clean-up!
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 Parkinson's Walk will be on April 23rd. Stay tuned for details.
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:
The Second Annual Dixie Sunrise Rotary Club 
Golf Tournament is coming up.  This event, also, has experienced some challenges and the date will be changed.  New date will be announced soon.
Weekly Polio update:
End Polio Now | Rotary District 5040


• Note: Although this report is for the week ending Wednesday, the 16th of February, it as actually published on Sunday, the 20th of February. The reason I mention this is because on Thursday, the 17th of February a new case of WPV1 (Wild Polio Virus Type 1) occurred in Malawi. I’m adding it to this week’s report, even though it won’t “officially” show up in the books until next week’s report.

WILD POLIO VIRUS TYPE 1 (WPV1) IN MALAWI - I’m saddened to say that, in addition to last week’s report of a new WPV1 case showing up in Afghanistan, this week saw another new case of WPV1 being reported, this time in the African nation of Malawi. The onset of paralysis reportedly occurred on November 19th, 2021, but is only now being reported. It afflicted a 3 year old girl in the nation’s capitol of Lilongwe. Lab tests have confirmed the virus is genetically linked to a strain that was first detected in Pakistan’s Sindh Province in October, 2019, and brought by a traveler to Malawi. The last time the wild poliovirus had been detected on the African continent was over five years ago, and the last case in Malawi occurred in 1992.

While the news from Malawi is disappointing, the polio program has seen importations from endemic countries to regions that have been certified wild polio-free in the past, and has moved quickly to successfully stop transmission of the virus in those areas. And that is happening once again in this situation. The GPEI is now supporting health authorities in Malawi conduct a thorough assessment and to begin urgent immunization activities to mitigate any risk of spread. Environmental surveillance measures are also being expanded in Malawi and neighboring countries to detect any other potential cases.

Rotary has continued strong financial support to Africa since the most recent previous case in Nigeria in 2016. During the last two years for example, 54% of Rotary’s PolioPlus budget has supported disease surveillance, outbreak response, the purchase of vaccines and operational expenses throughout Africa.

As an imported case from Pakistan, this detection of WPV1 in Malawi does not affect the WHO’s African Region’s wild polio-free certification status, which was declared on August 25, 2020.

THIRTY-FOUR - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Afghanistan.
EIGHTY-NINE - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Malawi

ONE YEAR & 20 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-

SIX - The total number of cases of WPV1 that occurred in 2021.
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY - The total number of cases of WPV1 that occurred in 2020.

There were no new cases of wild polio Positive Environmental Samples (ES) reported. So the total count of wild ES for 2022 remains at zero. The last ES reported was discovered in Pakistan on December 6, 2021.

No “Happy Dance” once again, in deference to the 3 year old girl who is the latest victim of the Wild PolioVirus ☹ . Once again, we can only hope that she will be the last victim.


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



Thanks Veterans Club for your service!

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