Club Meeting Information

When: We meet Friday mornings from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Where: Our meeting this Friday (1/21) will be held at the School of Pharmacy building on the Concordia University campus. Click Here to view a CUW campus map and highlighted Pharmacy building and parking area.

Program: Our speaker will be Dr. Erik Jorvig - Dean of the School of Pharmacy. (Scroll down for bio)

The greeter will provide either the thought, a Rotary minute, share a family moment or a cultural tradition ... anything they would like to start off the day positive.

Upcoming "It's your Rotary moment" assignees:

  • Bob Blazich (1/21)
  • Bruce Carter (1/28)
  • Seth Duhnke (2/4)
  • Lucia Francis (2/11)

Note: If you are unable to act as "It's your Rotary moment" assignee when scheduled please arrange for your replacement.

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Thought of the Week

My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right. - Ashleigh Brilliant

Mequon Vaccine Clinic

Midland Health will return to City Hall on January 17 through January 21 from 2:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. for another vaccine clinic for all eligible age groups, age 5 and up. COVID-19, Influenza, and Booster shots will all be available.  

Ages 12 and up are now eligible to receive the Pfizer Booster if it has been 5 months since they received their second shot. Walk-ins and non-Mequon residents are welcome to participate.  

Appointments can be made online: CLICK HERE 

A Rotary LOL Moment

Frank and Ernest by Thaves

Rotary Projects Around the Globe - Egypt

Editors Note: This is the eighth in a series of articles highlighting Rotary projects around the world.

In 2019, intrigued by a pair of kestrels that were nesting across from her apartment balcony, Georgina Cole began documenting her sightings on the eBird online database. “I realized I had to learn more about all the birds around me,” says Cole, a member of the Rotary Club of Red Sea-El Gouna, which is located in a resort community on the Gulf of Suez in a region that is a stopover point for more than a million birds migrating between Europe and Africa.

When a local school asked her to speak to its students, Cole created bird identification cards in English and Arabic. Encouraged by her work, which is supported by her club, the town constructed a viewing hut overlooking a wetland area. The project has expanded to educate local hoteliers about which birds can be spotted at various times of the year. “The Red Sea region thrives on tourism through marine life, with scuba diving and snorkeling,” Cole says. “Why not also birds?”

PolioPlus is engaging reluctant communities by addressing basic needs

by Diana Schoberg

Khadim Solangi Goth, a community on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, sits in one of the last remaining polio reservoirs on the planet. More than 40,000 people live in improvised dwellings made of earth or other found materials. For some, a cotton sheet is all that protects them from the hot sun and monsoon rains. “The poorest of the poor are living in this area,” says Asher Ali, the project manager for the Pakistan PolioPlus Committee.

Polio is especially resilient in this community, which has been one of the most resistant to eradication efforts; the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has designated Khadim Solangi Goth one of its highest-priority areas. And the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative classifies Gadap Union Council 4, the administrative district that the community is a part of, as “super high risk.”

What makes polio thrive in this place? The piles of trash and open sewers are one reason; the poliovirus gets transmitted through contaminated water. But another major factor is the area’s low vaccination rate. In a community whose basic needs aren’t met, residents see the polio vaccine as a low priority. “The refusals are not for the sake of religion but because civic amenities are missing,” says Aziz Memon, chair of the Pakistan PolioPlus Committee. “They ask us, ‘What are you doing here? You come again and again and again to give us polio drops. You never tell us how you’re going to help us with electricity, roads, or clean water.’”

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Upcoming Speakers
Jan 21, 2022
Concordia's School of Pharmacy
Concordia's School of Pharmacy

While Dr. Jorvig might be new to Concordia, he is no stranger to working in a higher education. In fact, it was Dr. Jorvig’s experience as a campus dean, combined with his vision for Concordia’s School of Pharmacy that made him stand out.

Dr. Jorvig’s background includes a PhD in medicinal chemistry. Medicinal Chemistry is offered within the School of Pharmacy within the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department. Jorvig is very familiar with overseeing academics and accreditation processes. He began teaching as an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Roseman University in Nevada. Over time, he advanced through the ranks until Jorvig then served as campus dean.

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