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Vitt, Dennis   Aug 17
 
Heimburger, John   Sep 11
Thomure, Rob   Sep 11
Watson, Larry   Sep 11
Byerly, Barb   Sep 19
Diel, James   Sep 19
Littlepage, Sterling   Sep 19
Mueller Jr., Dick   Sep 19
Linza, Dan   Sep 22
Croghan, Mike   Sep 25
 
Keightley, Bob   Oct 02
Cayce, Ginger   Oct 04
Lavender, Deb   Oct 11
Jones, Mary Ella   Oct 12
Strawbridge, Ken   Oct 17
Hawes, Russ   Oct 28
Lumley, Carl   Oct 28
 
Purcell, David  Nov 14
Riggs, Tom  Nov 22
Evans, Jane  Nov 24
 
Kavanaugh, Chad  Dec 05
Condon, Michele  Dec 06
Miller, Andy  Dec 15
Smith, Blake  Dec 19
Todd, Lloyd  Dec 19
Ross, Lindy  Dec 20
Harke, Dave  Dec 23
Silvernail, Jim  Dec 28
 
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2019 Exchange Student Emma Seitz
 
Kirkwood Rotary's 2019 Exchange Student, Emma Seitz, has arrived!  A special thanks to her host families.
 
2019 Carbs & Guitars Wrap Up
 
Thanks to Larry, Mark, all our volunteers and a special thank-you to RiverBound for some great music (thanks, Pete).  We sold 530 tickets, served neatly 400 breakfasts, and received additional donations of $300.  The club has committed to doing this event again at next year's Cars & Guitars event.  Mark you calendars!
 
 
 
 
2019 KWD Rotary Scholarship Recipients
 
Kirkwood Rotary’s 2019 Scholarship Recipients: pictured l-r: Kenan Dogan, Emily Fentress, Julia Kollitz, Delany Borella, Margaret Bradley & Liam Stros. (Not pictured: Kate Broderick & Aminah Mohamed)
 
2019 KIRKWOOD ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

Kirkwood Rotary Scholarship I
Delany Borella - Kirkwood High School

One scholarship for $2,000 awarded to a Kirkwood R-7 School District high school student on the basis of academic, financial need, awards, accomplishments and community service who is pursuing a baccalaureate or associates degree.

Kirkwood Rotary Scholarship II
Kate Broderick - Kirkwood High School

One scholarship for $2,000 awarded to a Kirkwood R-7 School District high school student on the basis of academic, financial need, awards, accomplishments and community service who is pursuing a baccalaureate or associates degree.

 Kirkwood Rotary Scholarship III
Julia Kollitz - Kirkwood High School

One scholarship for $1,500 awarded to a Kirkwood R-7 School District high school student on the basis of academic, financial need, awards, accomplishments and community service who is pursuing a baccalaureate or associates degree.

 Robert G. Reim Memorial  Scholarship
Emily Fentress - Westminster Christian Academy

One scholarship for $2,500 awarded to a Kirkwood R-7 School District high school student or St. Louis Community College at Meramec on the basis of academic, financial need, awards, accomplishments and community service pursuing baccalaureate or associates degree.

 Kirkwood  Rotary and Lou Holekamp Scholarship I
Liam Stros - Kirkwood High School

One scholarship for $2,000 awarded to a Kirkwood R-7 School District high school student on the basis of academic, financial need, awards, accomplishments and community service who is pursuing a baccalaureate or associates degree.

 Kirkwood Rotary and Lou Holekamp Scholarship II
Aminah Mohamed - Kirkwood High School

One scholarship for $2,000 awarded to a Kirkwood R-7 School District high school student on the basis of academic, financial need, awards, accomplishments and community service who is pursuing a baccalaureate or associates degree.

 Kirkwood Rotary and Lou Holekamp Scholarship III
Kenan Dogan - Kirkwood High School

One scholarship for $1,500 awarded to a Kirkwood R-7 School District high school student on the basis of academic, financial need, awards, accomplishments and community service who is pursuing a baccalaureate or associates degree.

 Lou Holekamp Memorial Scholarship
Margaret Bradley - Kirkwood High School

One scholarship for $4,000 awarded to a Kirkwood R-7 School District high school student on the basis of academic, financial need, awards, accomplishments and community service who is pursuing a baccalaureate, associates degree or a technical/trade program.
 
2019 Carbs & Guitars - Be There!

5 Rotary women leading the fight to end polio

On International Women's Day, meet a few of the women in Rotary playing a pivotal role in the effort to eradicate the disease...
Story Written By: Audrey Carl, Feb. 28, 2019
 
In every corner of the world, women in Rotary are leading the charge to make polio history. They are fundraisers, volunteers, polio survivors, and advocates from all backgrounds and walks of life with one thing in common: working to ensure that no child ever has to suffer the devastating and paralyzing effects of polio. In honor of International Women's Day, we highlight the work of 5 of the many women in Rotary leading the way in the fight to end polio.
 

Judith Diment

Diment, of the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Thames, England, leads Rotary’s UK advocacy efforts, and is a passionate fundraiser and International PolioPlus Committee member. In 2017, she led Rotary’s efforts to create champions for polio eradication among UK political leaders, resulting in the country committing an additional £100 million to the global initiative. “On International Women’s’ Day, I salute the frontline women health workers in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria for their dedication and commitment to ensure that all children under five are vaccinated, often risking their lives on a daily basis.” Hear more from Diment here.
 
Ijeoma Pearl Okoro
Ijeoma Pearl Okoro is a member of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Nigeria where she directs End Polio Now activities throughout sub-Saharan Africa. She leads efforts to build awareness around the fight to eliminate polio from Nigeria and engages other Rotary members and the public through events and promotional endeavors. Through a range of activities, like government advocacy, celebrity engagement, and fundraising, Okoro’s leadership helps ensure that polio eradication is a priority and every child is protected from the disease. “Until the last child is reached and immunized, no child in the world is free. Let us all support the cause to end polio now.”
 
Tayyaba Gul
A member of the Rotary Club of Islamabad (Metropolitan), Pakistan, Gul runs a Rotary-funded health center in Nowshera, working with teams of female vaccinators help reach neighborhoods of ethnic Afghan refugees displaced by conflict in tribal border regions. Gul’s teams use cellphones for daily data reporting on immunization progress, which helps health organizations analyze data and report back in real time. “I just contribute my part as a Rotarian. I’m happy to work in remote areas, especially with women, motivating them to play their role in society,” Gul says. Read more about Gul’s work in Pakistan.
 

Ann Lee Hussey

Ann Lee Hussey has led Rotary volunteers on nearly 30 trips to places like Pakistan and Nigeria to immunize kids against polio, the disease that has affected her since she was 17 months old. A member of the Portland Sunrise Rotary Club, Maine, USA, she is an outspoken advocate for polio eradication and immunization in general and has testified at state legislative hearings in Maine on the importance of vaccination. In January, Hussey spoke of her experience as a polio survivor and her Rotary service at Rotary’s International Assembly, highlighting the role of frontline polio workers: “Without question, the many health workers around the world—80 percent of whom are women—are the unsung heroes on the polio front. Without them, we would not be where we are today.”
 

Marie-Irène Richmond-Ahoua

Richmond-Ahoua joined the Rotary Club of Abidjan-Biétry, Côte d’Ivoire, in 1991, making her one of the first female Rotarians in Africa. When a general canceled a national immunization day during a 1999 coup in her country, Richmond-Ahoua appealed directly to the general’s family, pleading that innocent children had nothing to do with the war. Shortly afterward, the general granted her request and presided over the opening of the rescheduled immunization day. Richmond-Ahoua coordinates national polio immunizations and serves on the Africa Regional PolioPlus Committee. She also spoke at last year’s World Bank International Women’s Day event.
 
 
 
 
Nothing like a little role-reversal to increase empathy and pathos (thanks to photog Paul Paese for catching the "moment").
2018 Year-End Polio Eradication Update
 
 

.Kirkwood Rotary's Community Projects Over the Years.

 If YOU know of any additional projects OR have info. and pics on these projects
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Kirkwood Rotary has a long tradition of community projects.  Here is a partial list:

Since 1991, our club has handled to Greentree parade assembly at the Kirkwood High School's Essex Lot.  Early volunteers were Hugh Bissel and Tom Zinselmeyer.  They were later joined by Joe Walsh in 2000, by Lloyd Todd in 2006 and Gerry DeWulf in 2008.  The club formalized the club's involvement w=by establishing a special committee to oversee it's

  1 Quarry Park Look-out/Education platform.
  2 Walker Lake Dock (1992)
  3 Farmer's Market Pergola
  4 Mudd's Grove Library Bookshelves (2009)
  5 Mary Culver Home Refreshment Station
  6 Manor Grove Gazebo
  7 Meacham Park Garden Shelter (2013)
  8 Four Rotary Bike Racks (2014)
  9 Four Rotary Bike Racks (2015)
 10 Walker Lake Dock Rebuild (2015)

 

 
 
 
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