Join us today at noon for our lunch speaker, Rotarian Al Jubitz. Al joined Rotary in 1977 as a third generation Rotarian and is Past President of the 2002-2003 Rotary Club of Portland. Al believes that Rotary is uniquely capable of turning the world toward nonviolent conflict resolution, ultimately leading to a world beyond war. To that end, he submitted the application for the Rotarian Action Group for Peace to Rotary International.

Al has been invited to speak at more than 60 Rotary clubs, conferences and community events over the last four years to share his vision that peace is possible and that Rotarians can play a leading role. He has received appreciation and encouragement from Rotarians and general audiences that his message is the right cause at the right time.

A native Oregonian, Al received his BS degree from Yale University in 1966 and earned his MBA from the University of Oregon School of Business in 1968. Al retired from the family business (Jubitz Corporation) after a career spanning 34 years. He also served as a director of two private start-up companies. Al is President and founder of the Jubitz Family Foundation which directs funding to organizations that foster peacebuilding, environmental stewardship and early childhood education.

In 2010, Al and his wife Nancy were recognized nationally by United Way USA with the Tocqueville Society Award for their ongoing commitment and support. He is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon, Class 20, and also serves on the Leadership Councils of Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Portland Children’s Museum and the National Advisory Board of Environmental Defense Fund. He is Director Emeritus of Morrison Child and Family Services and an emeritus trustee of Outward Bound Wilderness School. Al and his wife Nancy have been married 54 years. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He enjoys hiking, playing squash and golf.

Al believes that Rotary is uniquely capable of turning the world toward nonviolent conflict resolution, ultimately leading to a world beyond war.

This meeting will be all-virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here:

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 959 5599 2273.

We will record the presentation for others who aren't able to attend at noon.

Here's a photo of our volunteers (Gary Meyer, Tom Combs, and others) who brought 60 lunches to volunteers at the vaccination center in Redmond last week.

Home - Greater Bend Rotary Club Wine Raffle

You could win a $100 gift certificate to Newport Avenue Market! Each Wednesday, leading up to our Wine Raffle drawing on March 26th, we'll be giving away a gift card to one of Bend's local businesses. Anyone who has bought a ticket to our Wine Raffle is automatically entered for the gift card drawing as well. Next Wednesday, February 24th, someone will win a $100 gift card for Newport Avenue Market! All you have to do is buy at least one Wine Raffle ticket--which could also win you an Instant Wine Cellar (100 bottles of fine wine). Buy tickets here:

February 21 Polio Updates

• Another week without a single case of wild polio. The last reported case was on January 1st in Afghanistan, so the 2021 count to date remains at ONE! Last year at this time there were SIX cases.

• Although there were 10 cases of the circulating vaccine derived polio (cVDPV) reported, 9 of them actually occurred in 2020, with the 10th one occurring on January 17th in Tajikistan, bringing the 2021 Total number of cVDPV cases to only TWO! Last year at this time there were 12 cases.

• In other great news...The past and current heads of WHO’s polio efforts, Michel Zaffran and Aidan O’Leary verified that there are 200 million of doses of the new novel OPV2 (Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2) in storage and rollouts utilizing them will begin next month in West Africa. They will be starting in Liberia and Nigeria, to combat the Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Type 2 (cVDPV2) that has become a growing issue, especially this last year. If you recall, this new vaccine, which uses an attenuated live virus like the Sabin Oral Vaccine Type 2, has been engineered so as not to be able to mutate back to full strength, which, in rare cases with the Sabin vaccine, can cause cVDPV2 in children, especially in lower immunized communities. Great News indeed!


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