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Dilworth Noting for February 24, 2017

Assistant District Governor Mike Walker Talks
About Kilimanjaro Climbs To Raise Polio Funds

Past District Governor Bob Wilson proposed to Ineke Van der Meulen on the first District 7680 fund-raising climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. That was only one of the interesting things Assistant District Governor Mike Walker told us in his Feb. 17th program about the fund raising climbs.

Bob proposed to Ineke at 18,600 feet at Gilman’s Point, the first point that counts as summiting. Mike said, “And that was the District’s first climb. I was ahead of them on the climb, on my way to Uhuru Peak at 19,341 feet, so I missed the proposal. And he told her he was not kneeling because he might not get back up. We had been climbing six hours through the night at that point.”

Fifty six Rotarians have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised $160,000 for the Polio Plus campaign to eradicate polio. Mike mentioned that the year he was born, there was a polio epidemic. Now thanks largely to the efforts of Rotary in the last reporting period there were only 35 cases worldwide and they occurred in three countries: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

The District’s sixth climb will be July 24-29 this year. Go to www.rotary7680kiliclimb.org for more information. If you plan to make the climb, Mike said Crowder’s Mountain is a good place to train.

Member and Club News for February 24, 2017

Members Matching CART Donations in February
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Programs

Feb. 24
Community Service Day
Second Harvest Food Bank, 1-3 p.m.

March 3
“Transgender 102”
Becky Stamler, Blanchard Institute

March 10
“Alto Cayma’
David Hodgkins

March 17 Breakfast
“GE-NFL Head Health Research”
Peter Foss

March 24
Community Service
Crisis Assistance Ministry

Adopt a Street Litter Sweep
Feb. 18
8:30 a.m..
Meet at Camden and West Boulevard
Second Harvest Food Bank

Feb. 24
1-3 p.m.
No lunch

Evening of Jazz by Charlotte Evening Rotary
March 4
7 p.m.
House that Rocks
District Conference

April 28-30
Daily schedule
Greenville, S.C. Hyatt Regency

International Convention
June 10- 14, 2017
Daily schedule
Atlanta