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The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH  43215
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​Monday, August 3, 2015

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District Governor Tara Craaybeek

Tara Craaybeek joined the Rotary Club of Lancaster-Sherman in March of 2002. She served as Club President in 2005-2006. During her term as President, Tara instituted the Club Leadership Plan to reorganize & rejuvenate her Club. She served as Membership Chair in 2004-2005 and then as Foundation Chair in 2006-2007 for the Club, which has been in the top three in per capita giving to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) in the District for the last several years.

She began her endeavors with District 6690 in 2007 as TRF Annual Programs Fund Chair. In 2010, she became TRF Chair for the District. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and Sustaining Member of The Rotary Foundation. Tara has served as Chair of the Legislative Action Committee for the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce. She is a parishioner at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Lancaster where she has served as Parish Council Secretary and Lector. Tara assists at St. Bernadette Catholic School as Banking Chair for the annual Home & School Fundraiser and as a classroom volunteer through Junior Achievement. Tara has also served as a member of the steering committee for the Fairfield Department of Developmental Disabilities annual dinner – A Celebration of Possibilities.

Tara graduated from Wm. V. Fisher Catholic High School in Lancaster, attended Miami University and graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She earned her Master of Business Administration from Franklin University in 2001. Tara works for Park National Bank as a Commercial Appraisal Specialist. She previously worked for Fairfield National Div. of Park National Bank for over 15 years as a Commercial Lender. Tara has taught many classes for Park & Fairfield National through the American Institute of Banking.

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NIGERIA GOES ONE YEAR WITHOUT A CASE OF POLIO

24-Jul-2015

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Kloempken, +1 866-976-8279, 


EVANSTON, Ill. (24 July 2015) — Today marks one year since the last case of polio in Nigeria, the only remaining polio-endemic country in Africa. This achievement – the longest period has gone without a case of the paralyzing disease – could signal the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a significant global health milestone.

Rotary has been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio since 1985, when it launched the first global initiative to immunize the world's children against polio: its flagship PolioPlus program. The organization has donated more than $1.4 billion to end polio.

Nigeria's last polio case occurred on July 24, 2014, in southern Kano state, and the continent of Africa has not seen a polio case since August 11, 2014. The World Health Organization (WHO) may soon remove Nigeria from the list of polio endemic countries. When Nigeria and every country in Africa go three years without a case of polio, WHO will certify the region as polio-free. Most recently, WHO declared India and its  polio-free in 2014.

Experts caution that while today marks a noteworthy milestone, the world cannot take its sights off polio. The next two years will be critical to ensuring Nigeria remains on-track and prevent a resurgence of the disease. The support of donors, governments and partners is needed more than ever to ensure high-quality polio campaigns.

Last month, Rotary announced US$19 million in grants for continued polio eradication activities in Africa, including nearly $10 million for Nigeria. Over the past thirty years, the organization has given $688.5 million for polio eradication throughout Africa, and $207.4 million for Nigeria.

"Rotary's 1.2 million members around the world – including the 6,890 in Nigeria – have played an important role in this progress. Rotary has worked with partners to successfully pioneer unique and innovative solutions to the challenges facing polio eradication in Nigeria," said Dr. Tunji Funsho, Rotary's National PolioPlus Committee chair for Nigeria. "However, it is too soon to celebrate. The world needs to keep polio eradication a high priority to ensure the disease does not return within our borders."

Beyond Nigeria, only Pakistan and Afghanistan remain polio-endemic. According to experts, Pakistan will prove the biggest challenge to global eradication efforts, with the country accounting for nearly 90% of the world's cases in 2014. However, there has been recent progress in Pakistan, with the country reporting a nearly 70% reduction in cases in the first half of 2015 compared to the same time in 2014.

 

 
 
 
 

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