Rotary District Governor Visits Los Alamos Club

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Oct. 2 as part of her travels throughout Rotary District 5520, one of the largest geographical districts in the U.S., encompassing 68 clubs in west Texas and all of New Mexico. Courtesy photo
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Rotary Club Secretary and recent Foundation chair Laura Gonzales (right) accepted a certificate of recognition Oct. 2 on behalf of the Club from District Governor Linda Woodward for generous giving to Polio Plus, Rotary’s international initiative to eradicate polio.  The Centers for Disease Control describe polio as a “crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease.  It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis.”  Pockets of polio remain in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos will continue its supportive efforts on Monday, Oct. 22 when local elementary students may participate in Purple Pinkie.  For a  $1donation toward Polio Plus, students may dip their little finger in harmless purple dye to show unity with children abroad.  The “purple pinkie” designates that these children at risk have received the polio vaccine. IOct. 24 is World Polio Day. Courtesy photo
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Rotary Club of Los Alamos President Vincent Chiravalle presents District Governor Linda Woodward with a certificate acknowledging her service to Rotary and a donation in her name to The Rotary Foundation. Courtesy photo