Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Arthur Haines
June 25
Carl Kulyk
June 29
Spouse Birthdays
El Artist
June 19
Join Date
Jack Reed
June 2, 2016
6 years
Craig Andrews
June 12, 2012
10 years
Pam Heath
June 20, 2017
5 years
Kyle Evans
June 29, 2021
1 year
Upcoming Events
Changing of the Gavel Dinner - Corontation
Jun 16, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
June Food Bank - Distribution St George
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jun 24, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Dixie Drive Road Clean up
Tonaquint Park
Jun 25, 2022
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
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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, Thursday, June 16, 2022:
The Passing of the Gavel!
This year we will be socializing and dining at 
(heading East on I 15 take Exit 13,  travel South, past the roundabout.  Turn left BEFORE you come to the next stoplight.  There is parking behind the multistory building in which we will be meeting. Look for the Club Signage.
Social Hour at 5:30, dinner at 6:30.
Please note, this is a slight change in the arrangements, social hour will be from 5:30 - 6:30 
Dinner will be served at 6:30.
For those who would like a cocktail during the social hour, there is a full cash bar next to the restaurant area of Ovation.  
Please, however, be aware of a regulation to which Ovation MUST subscribe:
cocktails may NOT be carried from the bar area into the dining area.  End of story.  Before dinner cocktails must be consumed in the bar area only.
You may bring bottles of wine to enjoy with your dinner at your table.  (The club will cover the required corkage fee.)
Come join in the celebration to tell Charlotte how much we appreciate her and to welcome Dave to the podium!
June 23rd:
We will be hearing from our friends at BACA!  It has been a few years since they visited us and it will be great to get their update.  If you are not aware of their work, it will blow you away!
Rotary District 5420 Southern Utah Assembly will be held on July 30th.  If anyone has not yet met Jose, this will be a great opportunity to connect with him. 

Highway Clean-up on June 25th.  We will meet at 7:30 at Tonaquint Park and conclude our morning with breakfast at DeDe's.  Please see invitation from Richard for details. 
Please refer to e-mail invitations from Pam Harrison for the Food Bank schedule this month. 
Come lend a hand if you can!  



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 and 4th Thursday of the month at 6 pm at the Elks Lodge.


Thanks Veterans Club for your service!



Greetings Polio Warriors:

• WILD POLIO VIRUS, TYPE 1 (WPV1) - Another two cases of Wild Polio Virus Type 1 were reported this last week. Like the three cases from the previous week, these were also reported as being from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan. This brings Pakistan’s total WPV1 cases to eight for the year, the most recent case occurring on May 15th.

Of these eight Pakistan cases, the first 3 were reported occurring in the District of North Waziristan and the last 5 were reported in the Northwest Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Upon referencing a map, turns out the District of North Waziristan is actually a District in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, leading me to speculate that all 8 cases are related to each other, which I would further speculate as good news for containment purposes (Not an official opinion, just my novice speculation).

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Related to this story on the cases in Pakistan is this Voice of America news article about the polio situation in North Waziristan. Because it is a week old, the number of cases reported in the article is 7 rather than 8, but it is still newsworthy in that it describes the situation in that area, calling North Waziristan a “turbulent Pakistani district”. Click on the above link for the complete story.

As stated earlier by GPEI, this news, while disappointing, is not entirely unexpected, and only underscores the fact that our work is not over, and any complacency can hinder the polio program’s progress. We’ve been here before and overcome it, and we will again. It is critical that Rotary members around the world intensify their efforts to raise funds for PolioPlus, so that we can provide the funding necessary to respond to any new cases of polio in polio-endemic and outbreak countries. At the same time, Rotary members can be proud of the work they have done to bring wild polio case counts to a historic low, and can continue to leverage this momentum to make polio eradication a reality.

TWENTY-FOUR - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Pakistan (May 15th).

SEVENTY-FIVE - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Mozambique (March 25th).
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIX - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Afghanistan (January 14th).

TWO HUNDRED AND ONE (1⁄2 YEAR +) - The number of days since the last case of WPV1 occurred in Malawi (November 19th, 2021).

TEN - The total number of cases of WPV1 that has occurred in 2022 year-to- date (One in Afghanistan, Eight in Pakistan and One in Mozambique).

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.

ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIX - The total number of cases of WPV1 that occurred in 2019.

There were NO Wild Positive Environmental Samples (ES) reported this last week. So the total count of wild ES for 2022 remains THREE, Two from Pakistan and One from Afghanistan with the latest collected on May 15th.

• CIRCULATING VACCINE-DERIVED POLIO - Our other battlefront in the war on polio, the circulating Vaccine-Derived Polio (cVDPV) did not fare much better, reporting a total of 35 cases this last week, with 28 of the coming from Yemen, although 6 of those cases occurred in 2021 and are only being reported now. The other 7 cases were 4 from Madagascar, and 2 from Nigeria and one from Eritrea. This brings the total 2022 count to 132, compared to 107 last year at this time, the third week in a row that we have seen more cases this year-to- date than last year.

On a positive note is the decrease in the number of 2022 cases being reported in Nigeria, which had been the source of a majority of the 2021 cases. For example, current 2022 Nigerian cases year to date total 26. Last year’s total cases were 415. Nigeria was also among the first countries to use the novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 (nOPV2), starting in the first quarter of last year. Again I speculate...

There were also 10 Positive Environmental Samples of the Vaccine Derived Polio reported this last week, with 5 from Nigeria, 2 each from Ghana and Djibouti and one from Egypt. The most recent of these was collected from Yemen on May 17th.

• PREPARING FOR A POLIO FREE WORLD is a webinar hosted by the United Nations Foundation in recognition of the “Day of the African Child”. It takes place on June 16th at 1500 - 1630 UTC (07:00 - 08:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time). The webinar will highlight Civil Society Contributions to Polio Integration and Transition Planning, and the vital roles of polio eradication in supporting child health. To sign up log on to preparingforapoliofreeworld

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