Bunnee Web Tribute Show (Aired on June 24, 2017 and June 25th, 2017)

Bunnee Webb: Polio Eradicator (Aired on June 24 and 25, 2017)
This is a repeat broadcast in honor of Bunnee Webb, who led District 7210’s
campaign to eradicate polio, part of a worldwide effort that involved not only
Rotary, but also the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, several United Nations organizations, and governments in the affected areas. Ms. Webb, a past District Governor of Rotary District 7210 (2000-01) and a member of the Congers-Valley Cottage Rotary Club, inspired all who knew her, especially for her dedication to polio eradication. She died on May 23, 2017, at the age of 89. By then the PolioPlus campaign was “this close” to polio eradication, with only 20 known cases of the disease in 2016—although Ms. Webb would never say “only.” When this 2010 show was originally broadcast, there were 349 total cases, down from 52,630 in 1980. The stories on this show are timeless, however, especially Ms. Webb’s account of her experience vaccinating children in India as part of a
National Immunization Day.
Learn more:
Rotary’s PolioPlus
Global Polio Initiative
Congers-Valley Cottage Facebook

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Rotarian Ambassadorial Program (Aired on Jan 7 2017 and Jan 8 2017)

Rotary Ambassador Susan Davis (Aired on Jan7 and 8, 2017)

Ambassadorial Scholarships are the oldest program of the Rotary Foundation, having provided the opportunity for graduate study to over 42,000 students who
have studied international relations in over 60 nations. Rotarian Susan Davis (Rotary District 7210 E-Club), who grew up in the swamps outside of New Orleans became one of the recipients and attended Oxford University in the UK in 1980-81, leading to a career in using nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to fight poverty in Bangladesh (with BRAC) and around the world. In this RadioRotary Interview, recorded live from West Point, where Ms. Davis appeared at the annual Rotary Foundation gala along with District 7210 Past-President Bill Bassett, she tells about her experience with Rotary and her work with microfinancing as a way to improve lives.

Learn more:
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Susan Davis
Susan Davis Rotary Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award
Rotary E-Club of District 7210
BRAC (Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee)
Microfinancing

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Vassar Haiti Project (Aired on 10-26-16 & 10-27-16)

Vassar-Haiti Project Update (Aired on October 26 and 27, 2016)
In response to the September 11, 2001, attack Andrew Meade, director of
international students at Vassar College, and his wife Lila wanted to start a
project that would do good in the world. Both had family ties to Haiti, the poorest
nation in the Western Hemisphere, so that is where their impulse took them. For
fifteen years, the Vassar-Haiti project the started and still direct has improved the
lives of Haitians in the remote village of Chermaitre, starting with building and
staffing a school. Today Chermaitre and the surrounding area is also served by a
clinic that is part of the project. Vassar junior Clairiola Etienne, who is the
director of the health initiative, and Lila Meade are the guests on RadioRotary for
this program. The Vassar-Haiti project is now working to provide clean water for
Chermaitre thanks to a global grant of $55,000 from The Rotary Foundation,
sponsored locally by the Poughkeepsie-Arlington and Peekskill Rotary Clubs.
Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary
Peekskill Rotary

The Vassar Haiti Project
The Rotary Foundation Global Grants

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Talking about Polio (Aired on October 22 and 23 2016)

Talking about Polio (Aired on October 22nd and 23nd, 2016)

Pleasant Valley Rotarian Kathy Kruger is not only the producer of RadioRotary, but she is also a registered nurse. In this interview, Ms. Kruger tells our regular co-hosts the facts about how Rotary, working the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Foundation, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF, has reduced the incidence of the paralyzing disease polio from an annual toll of about 1,000 cases a day to fewer than 75 per year. At the time of this broadcast, as a result of a vaccination program carried out largely by Rotarian volunteers polio had been eliminated everywhere but for two nations: Pakistan and Afghanistan. But, Ms. Kruger warns, until Rotary and its partners
complete the task of complete elimination—now just “this close”—the disease
could be just an airplane ride away from where you are.
Learn more:
Rotary and Polio:
World Polio Day
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Polio
UNICEF and Polio

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