Rotary's Fight to Eradicate Polio

Saturday October 24 is World Polio Day.  World Polio Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the eradication of Polio and also to thank thousands of healthcare workers who have contributed to removing Polio from this world.

 
Polio is a highly infectious virus spread from person to person, typically through contaminated water.  In 1894 the first major polio outbreak occurred in Vermont USA, leaving 18 dead and 132 cases with permanent paralysis.
 
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.  As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
 
We've helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.
 
In 1994, by ensuring each and every child received immunization, polio was declared eliminated from the Americas. There has to be no new cases reported for 3 years in order for the WHO to declare a region polio free.
 
This year is cause for celebration as Africa has now become polio free, leaving only 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, still reporting cases.
 
If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
 

Please help Rotary in their fight to eradicate polio by sending a donation to PolioPlus@Rotary.org.

 

 
 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

We are pleased to announce
 ACTON's CITIZENS OF THE YEAR 2020

Anne & Lloyd McIntyre

 

The citizen of the year is given to those who have gone above and beyond in our community.
We plan to recognize and say thank you for what they have done to make Acton a better place. Details to Follow**


**Due to COVID 19 restrictions our event will be different however we plan on celebrating our worthy recipients!!




 

 Rotary Club of Acton Fundraiser   

Poinsettias for Sale 2020
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If you have enjoyed our dining events in the past, you are invited to join us for this

ONLINE COOKING CLASS
 

 

This event will be held on Zoom video on Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the comfort of your own kitchen.  Once you RSVP to this event by sending us an email, you will soon be emailed an ingredient list so that you can shop and be prepared with lots of time before the event date.  Chef Dale will walk us through step by step in the preparation of a gourmet 3-course seafood dinner, featuring:

Chili spiced shrimp
Atlantic salmon wrapped in filo pastry with leeks
Crepes with spiced berries

 

RSVP TO:  ActonRotary@Hotmail.com

This event is FREE, however, we ask that if you are in a position to donate any money to the Acton Rotary Club in support of Acton Foodshare and Food 4 Kids, any amount will be greatly appreciated.  Please click here  to donate.

 

 

Trunk Sale is Cancelled for 2020

The Rotary Club of Acton has made the difficult decision to cancel the Acton Trunk Sale for the remainder of the year. As a local service club, our top priority is the well-being of our community. Even with the recent steps towards reopening, the club feels that it would be very difficult to consistently meet the guidelines required for a safe environment for all our vendors and our customers. 
 
We appreciate the support of our vendors and the understanding of the community. We look forward to re-opening the Trunk Sale in 2021.
 

 
Message from the Town of Halton Hills
 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Halton Hills is working with Halton Region, municipalities and local organizations to help the most vulnerable residents. A team of Town Staff are combining and streamlining efforts to meet community needs as they arise during the pandemic.  Several key areas have already been identified such as: food security, isolated older adults, youth services, housing, active Living/well-being and community safety.
 
A reminder that the latest local information can be found at: https://www.haltonhills.ca/covid19/  or you can share the care at: https://www.letstalkhaltonhills.ca/covid-19
 
For those looking to help immediately, the United Way has set up an (https://give.unitedway.ca/donate/WHAMIL-3) where residents can donate immediately.
 
We can connect residents to the right agency or service should they require help. If you know someone, or require help yourself, please contact Service Halton Hills at 905-873-2600. 
 
During a time like this, many people will step up to volunteer.  We are handling this delicately as residents are reminded to stay home and social distance themselves. If you would like to be placed on a volunteer registry, please contact Service Halton Hills at 905-873-2600.
 
Physical distancing is up to you. Stay safe.  haltonhills.ca

Cancellation Notice - A Taste of Spring

In light of the progress of the current outbreak of the corona virus, COVID-19,
and in keeping with our social responsibility to the people of Acton, Rockwood
and surrounding communities, the Rotary Club of Acton regrets to announce
that we no longer plan to hold our annual spring gala and auction, “A Taste of Spring”,
on May 8, 2020 at the Acton Town Hall Centre.  This decision, although a difficult one,
is made easier knowing of the government’s recommendations and directives for social distancing.
Once the situation becomes clearer and community gatherings are able to safely resume,
we will determine how best to proceed and will inform the public of our plans here.

To all of you who have supported Acton Rotary’s primary fundraiser in the past,
through donations of auction items or services, and through attendance at the gala,
we express our sincerest thanks.

Dan Rochester
President 2019/2020
Rotary Club of Acton

 

 
 

Thank you for your Support of the Christmas Tree Sales!!

Together with the Optimist Club of Halton Hills and the Air Cadets Typhoon Squadron
we wish you a Happy Holiday Season
 

 
Thank you for your support of the 
ACTON TRUNK SALE 2019

Thank you to all the vendors and especially the customers. 
The funds raised from entry fees support local community causes.
Hope to see you next year at Acton's Garage Sale on Wheels!
 
 
 

 
Congratulations to
 

Kathy & Bill Sanford

our 2019 Citizens of the Year

 
Thank you to those who celebrated with them at the Citizen of the Year Dinner