October 5, 2020
Meeting October 8
Miranda Deighton
 Regional Recruitment Coordinator for the Peace Corps
In addition to updating us about the history and current situation with the Peace Corps, Miranda shared stories and photos of her time in Georgia (the country in the Caucuses) 
Rotary and the Peace Corps (PC) are partners on the international level--and have a singed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  In promoting peace and good will for the US, Peace Corps volunteers are often the first Americans that residents of the country have seen.  These volunteers learn the language of the country and teach English or math, but they also focus on education, water sanitation and economic development (like Rotary!)  While there, volunteers receive a stipend, medical insurance and care, and other benefits. Upon their return, volunteers become "ambassadors" for the country they served and receive a $10,000 payment.  
Most PC volunteers serve 27 month stints and are aged 20-29, but there are shorter term programs (3-12 months) for professionals serving with a more technical focus.  These volunteers' average age is 44. It is uncertain when volunteers will be redeployed given the current panademic situation. 
More about the meeting:
We saw photos for Kent's with his grandson and a brief movie Tori took of a grizzlie guarding his downed elk (taken at Yellowstone) 
October 24 - World Polio Day.  Local Rotary clubs are competing to raise funds by gathering pledges for walking--each person sets their own goal.  RSR members received an invitation with information how to participate in our Area 8 event - please contact Jonnie, Bob or Kyle of you have questions.  Donations can be made directly on the EndPolio  web site:
Donors can pay using their MyRotary account with the login, or as a guest--so those who sponsor you can donate directly and learn more about polio.  Be sure to let Bob know of any sponsorships or donations so that RSR can be credited at the meeting on October 24.
 Who is Affected by Polio? 
Unless we eradicate polio, within 10 years, as many as 200,000 new cases could occur around the world each year. In the past few years, only two countries have reported cases of polio caused by the wild virus, but no child anywhere is safe until we’ve vaccinated every child worldwide.
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Paul Mitchell, PhD - The Return of Professional Sports in the Pandemic Era.  Join us for a conversation with Dr. Mitchell, who will share interesting insights and perspectives on professional sports. 
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Topic: Reno South Rotary Weekly Meeting
Time: October 8, 2020 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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NOTE:  Meetings will soon resume at our traditional 12:15 start time, with the meeting room open at 12:00 p.m. for socializing.  Stay tuned.
More future events...
October 22 - Drive-in social event at Plumas Bank
More details soon, but we will collect school supplies and also walk around the mall (1.2 miles) for those who want to participate in the Polio Plus fundraiser.  Members will also be able to bring supplies donations for Hunter Lake School.  A list of needed items will be provided.
October 24 - World Polio Day.  Stay tuned for detailed information.  Local Rotary clubs are competing to raise funds by gathering pledges for walking--each person sets their own goal.
October 27 - Board Meeting via Zoom
November 5:  District Governor's Visit (with the Board via Zoom)
November 7 - Enjoying social time together while doing good.  Meet at Masih's house to transplant trees from small pots to 1-gallon containers in preparation for tree planting next spring.  No heavy digging required...
November 12 - Sean Sever, Administrator at the Nevada DMV.  
November 19 - Dark
November 20 - Virtual Foundation Dinner with former RI President John Germ.  Details to be provided.
December 3: Sheriff Darin Balaam
this at the discovery museum
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