Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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October 29, 2013

Rotarians “this close” to eradicating polio worldwide

GREENSBURG – The Greensburg Rotary Club met Monday for its regular weekly meeting at the Greensburg Country Club, where they discussed the organization’s progress in the fight to eradicate polio across the world, in addition to other Rotary business.

Diane Hart-Dawson announced the launch of one of the Rotary’s biggest annual fundraisers – poinsettia sales. The Rotary Club has sold the superior-quality plants each winter to raise funds for the county, for scholarships for local students and for other Rotary community-service projects. This winter will be the 17th year the Rotary has held the fundraiser. All poinsettias will come from Kruger-Maddux Greenhouse and will be available in five different varieties, at a cost of $10. For more information or to place an order, call 663-9622 and ask for Diane or email dianehd@dcfymca.org.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeff Emsweller notified the group that Governor Mike Pence will be visiting Greensburg Nov. 4. Governor Pence will give a speech and lunch will be provided. Attendance for the event is reservation only and will cost $20. Anyone interested should contact the Chamber of Commerce to reserve a spot.

Emsweller also mentioned that he’d spoken with Oris Reece recently and learned that the community garden had a majority of the plots produce vegetables this year. Emsweller reported that the community garden will be up and running again in time for spring planting season.

Charlie Miller, from the Greenwood/Whiteriver Morning Rotary Club, was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting. Miller spoke to the club about the Preemptive Love Coalition, an organization that provides lifesaving heart surgeries to Iraqi children. Miller reported that after war broke out, many people fled Iraq, including most of the doctors.

He said there isn’t a single, dedicated pediatric heart surgeon in Iraq currently, despite heart defects being the leading cause of death among Iraqi children. Each year, 11,000 Iraqi children are born with heart defects. Most of them are forced to seek treatment out of the country – if they can afford it. Those who cannot are doomed to suffer with no hope of relief.

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