Emmett Rotary Club
Emmett Rotarians are caring individuals from various walks of life who stand together to support humanitarian programs within our local community and beyond. We uphold and promote our youth and celebrate their accomplishments. To be a Rotarian is to be involved in community, helping others and having fun doing so!"  


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Rotary Club of Emmett, Idaho

Rotary Club of Emmett, Idaho



We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Idaho Pizza
1312 S Washington Ave
Emmett, ID  83617
United States
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Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, members and more that 32,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas.

SAVE THE DATE!  You won't want to miss the Rotary Club of Emmett's  2016 Youth Benefit Auction and Dinner!
Flip Flops and Flamingos presents
Superheroes vs. Villains, A Benefit Auction and Dinner for Youth
May 7, 2016
Emmett City Park

K.R. Ravindran
President, 2015-16
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

We’re delighted to report that [today] Nigeria has passed one year with no new cases of the wild poliovirus.  This is the longest the country has ever gone without a case of polio and a critical step on the path toward a polio-free Africa. We’ve come a long way since the bleak years when the virus reached its peak. It was only a decade ago that polio struck 12,631 people in Africa- three quarters of all cases in the world.

We congratulate Rotarians who have donated $688.5 million to fight polio throughout Africa, including more than $200 million to Nigeria. We congratulate Rotarians from Africa and around the world who have also devoted countless hours to immunize the children who now have the opportunity for healthier, happier lives.  With the ambitious scope of Rotary’s PolioPlus program, our efforts are having a far-reaching, transformative impact beyond the eradication of polio.

With the infrastructure put in place by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), Nigeria not only reduced its polio caseload by 90% in 2014, but it also successfully thwarted the world’s most lethal Ebola outbreak to date, in only 90 days, a response faster than even the U.S., and rightly praised by the World Health Organization as ‘world-class’.

In Nigeria and elsewhere, the Initiative provides a blueprint to reach all children with a package of lifesaving vaccines and health interventions. This is a vital step on the path to human development, as we know that with improved public health, more resources can be channeled towards education and economic growth.

If the stringent World Health Organization testing criteria are met, then Nigeria could be removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September of this year.

However, our work is not done. We know that polio can easily return, with devastating consequences, if we don’t stamp it out now.  We must act, as Rotarians do, to build on the progress made and stop polio once and for all. We have a narrow window of opportunity to achieve this, and if we fail, we could witness up to 200,000 cases a year in the near future.

So how can we finally make history and end polio now?

Today, we must protect the progress made in Nigeria, and support Pakistan and Afghanistan, the other two remaining polio-endemic countries.  Protecting progress means enhancing surveillance, routine immunization, and community engagement in Nigeria and other countries where transmission has been stopped.  Supporting Pakistan and Afghanistan means full political and financial commitment to eradicating polio; vaccination of all children in these countries; high quality surveillance, and the accomplishment of all the expert recommendations as part of the GPEI’s Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan.

Visit endpolio.org to download a toolkit of materials to help you share this progress – and the need for continued commitment in the coming years – with your Rotary club, your communities and your elected officials.

This all requires time, energy and investment. Pakistan’s budget requirements for polio eradication activities from 2016-2018 amounts to $305.7 million, and if we can raise this sum now, a polio-free world will reap financial savings of US$50 billion over the next 20 years and prove what’s possible when the global community comes together to improve children’s lives.

Your donation to PolioPlus will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tripling your contribution.

Thirty years ago we told the world what Rotary believes: that we can achieve the eradication of only the second human disease in history. Our belief is becoming reality. For every child, let’s make sure that reality is a bright one.

Warm Regards,
Rotary International President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran and Rotary Foundation Chair Ray Klinginsmith


The award-winning Rotary Club of Emmett has been selected by Rotary International to pilot an Innovative and Flexible program to better meet the needs of our community.  To that extent, we are putting together a plan which would include "shared" memberships and holding an evening meeting once a month for those who want to be involved in community service through Rotary but work "over the hill" and cannot attend the luncheon meetings.  The luncheon meetings will continue as they are currently.
These are exciting times for the Rotary Club of Emmett and we look forward to doing even more to serve our community! There is a lot to be done yet so stay tuned.  In the meantime, if you are interested in our evening program, please contact Kathy Buck at klrainbow49@gmail.com to get the most recent information as it is decided.  The committee for this pilot program also welcomes you and your ideas.

Shadow Butte Elementary is starting a project that will alleviate some of the effects of poverty with the kids they see every day: the HUSKY CLOSET. The HUSKY CLOSET will allow children to obtain clothing when they are in need. Sadly, there are many kids who do not have adequate clothing, even undergarments. They are hoping to spread the word that they are collecting gently used clothing in all kids' sizes as well as monetary donations. Money will be used to purchase new socks and undergarments. They are asking for our support.  Shannon Anderson is the organizer and she would be happy to talk with you personally or come to a Rotary meeting to share.  You can reach her by calling  Shannon Anderson 365-0877 (Shadow Butte)

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* Is it the TRUTH?
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Interact - Our Youth

Interact is an active, viable club sponsored by Rotary for young people ages 12-18.  They meet weekly on Thursday afternoons and work together to tackle the issues in our community that they care most about.  For more information on Interact - Please contact Sue Beitia - beitias@msn.com
September 2015

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