Tellico Lake Rotary News – September 22, 2016
Attendance: 12 Members; 5 Visitors – Katherine Serrault, Judy Sikula, Linda Getchonis, Francesca Barbaro, Jim Post
Harvey’s Useless Word of the Day: Expelle – someone expelled from their native or adopted country
Member Tidbits: ● David Foote reported two good news items – The Charity Dinner netted $3300 and there are currently 70 riders pre-registered for the Provision Tour de Tellico.
Speaker: Mary Burns, Director of Operations, LifeSigns.us, Inc.
LifeSigns is based in Madisonville and founded in 2010. Their mission is to provide education, training, and resources in the areas of self-awareness, economic development, career skills and creative problem-solving, empowering participants to make positive changes. Their organization is unique in that there are multiple programs operating in concert to accomplish this mission.
New Member Initiated
President Everson conducted an induction ceremony for our newest member, Claudine Miller. Claudine and her husband Jeffery are recent Tellico Village residents, moving here from North Carolina. Claudine was formerly a member of the Freeport, Maine Rotary Club. A big welcome to Claudine!
Rotary Staff Members Help Keep India Polio-Free
More than one million Rotary members have volunteered their time and resources to help end polio. This month, for the first time, a group of Rotary staff members joined volunteers and health workers in the field to see our polio eradication program in action. The group arrived in India to join the September National Immunization Days, the first Rotary staff NID trip. They will immunize children in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, which was one of the last strongholds of the wild poliovirus on the road to a polio-free India. Immunization Days are expected to reach up to 172 million children across the country.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein