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Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset

Richmond Sunset

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Day/Place may change. Please confirm with club.
Marriott Vancouver Airport
7571 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
Canada
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In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic our club has suspended all in-person meetings and are meeting online via ZOOM. If you would like to join our ZOOM meetings please email us and we will send you a link as we do not want to publish the link for security reasons. Thank you, please stay healthy and safe!
 
Rotary is closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safest and most appropriate actions are taken for our members. Read the latest on how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting Rotary operations, events, and members.
 
Consider giving to the Disaster Response Fund to help Rotary clubs lead disaster recovery efforts, including projects related to COVID-19.
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The Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset is proud to award scholarships to four local high school students in April 2020 providing financial support as they pursue a post-secondary education. This is part of the Richmond Community Foundation's scholarships program which recently awarded 50 scholarships to 36 Richmond students, worth a combined $28,000. More information can be found here: https://rcrg.org/Foundation/2020-high-school-scholarship-winners
 
Congratulations to all the recipients!
 
Richmond Sunset Rotary Club Scholarship 2020
Amber Wei               School: Burnett       Program: Interior Design 
Cessidy Chen          School: McMath      Program: Film Production 
Sarah Stephenson   School: Boyd           Program: Music 
Toni Power               School: Burnett       Program: Art Education 

 
 
 
As scientists work to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, 24-30 April.

Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. 

Rotary knows firsthand that #VaccinesWork. Since 1985, we’ve contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children from polio. When children receive the polio vaccine, their pinkie fingers are marked with purple ink so health workers will know which children received the vaccine. Today, only two countries continue to report cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. 
 
This year’s theme — #VaccinesWork For All — emphasizes the benefits of vaccines for individuals, their communities, and everyone around the world. It is also an opportunity to highlight how vaccines and the people who develop, deliver and receive them are champions working to protect the health of everyone, everywhere.
 
 
photo by Christen & Kyle Downie
The Rotary walk to End Polio along the harbourfront in downtown Vancouver on April 26, 2020 was cancelled in keeping with the advice of health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the organizations of BC Place Stadium, Telus Science World and Vancouver City Hall, agreed to continue showing their support of the cause, for which we thank them. A photo gallery of more images is available. Photos thanks to Tom Smith, Christen and Kyle Downie and Gabor Gasztonyi. For a gallery of photos by professional photographer and Rotarian Gabor Gasztonyi click here. Gabor invites us to use the photos as we wish, with a "© Gabor Gasztonyi" credit.
 
For the full story about this event click here.
 
BC Place Stadium, left, and Science World, right, along with Vancouver City Hall, display blue and gold colours to salute Rotary and its's 35-year campaign to rid the world of the devastating disease of polio © Gabor Gasztonyi
BC Place Stadium © Gabor Gasztonyi   Science World photo by Christen & Kyle Downie
Vancouver City Hall © Gabor Gasztonyi
   More than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries have been
   spared the paralyzing disease of polio, thanks to Rotary
   and foundations, global health organizations and
   governments
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