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District Governor Addresses Post Rotary Club

School receives needed dictionaries

Published Nov. 4, 2011 @ midnight

Rotary International District 5730 Governor David Norris visited Post on Tuesday, October 25th.  The 2011-2012 regional leader has been a Rotary member since 1983.  

At the weekly meeting, Norris mostly talked about upcoming events in Rotary District 5730 such as the $1 Million Dinner and the District 5730 Conference next June.

He also included comments about the good that Rotary does in Post, Texas and around the world.  He's been to India and participated in two National Immunization Days vaccinating babies and toddlers against polio.  According to Norris "India by far and large does not have the water works and sewer systems that we take for granted here in the USA.  The fact that polio spreads by drinking contaminated unsanitary water and that there has been only 1 case of polio in India this year is testimony to the hard work of Rotarians in India and around the world.  We can say we are nearly there and stopping now is out of the question!  We are this close (to eradicating polio)."  Post Rotary Club president Marie Neff awarded a $250 check to the international organization for the polio project.

Also, it was discussed that recently the Post club contributed 50 new dictionaries to the Post Elementary School.

Concluding his presentation, Norris expressed that "whether you are a Rotarian placing a dictionary in the hands of a 3rd grader in Post, Texas or me placing two drops of polio vaccine into the mouth of a toddler in India, Rotary is improving the lives of people everywhere and does so outside of the polarizing effects of politics and religion.  We (Rotary clubs) get it done and make a difference."

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