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Club Bulletin - October 2020
Rotary Club of New Albany, IN
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October President's Message:

Greetings Rotarians and Friends:
 
As the seasons begin to change and the temperature begins to cool, The Rotary Club of New Albany is heating up as we continue to open opportunities in our community and worldwide more than ever.
 
October is Economic and Community Development Month on the Rotary Calendar. We have an excellent lineup of guest speakers this month to help us think more about how we continue to make our community better. Did you know that nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day? That statistic proves just how much more we need to do globally, but it all starts right here in New Albany.
 
Our Rotary members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, job creation, and access to financial management institutions. Still, there is more we need to do.  This month I challenge all of us to think about how we can better work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and upward-rising community leaders in our region. By focusing our efforts on helping provide new opportunities for others, we are strengthening our communities and our region's economic prosperity.
 
During October each year, we also celebrate World Polio Day. This year's World Polio Day falls on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Rotary Club of New Albany is hosting a special themed 5:31 Club meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 5:31 p.m. at the Floyd County Brewery on Main Street in New Albany. The event, renamed Pints for Polio at 5:31, will help us raise funds to be donated to The Rotary Foundation to assist in eradicating this awful disease from our planet. Please consider this your official invitation to join us! Mark your calendars and join the Rotary Club of New Albany. All guests are welcome, and you do not have to be a member of the Rotary Club to join us for this fantastic networking and fellowship event, benefiting a great cause.
 
Be well, and continue opening opportunities for others!
 
-- President Joe

Our club is proud to have received ShelterBox's HERO recognition for 2019/20.  ShelterBox hand delivers emergency shelter to families around the world who have been displaced by disaster or conflict.  1.6 million people have been sheltered since 2000.  You can learn more by visiting shelterboxusa.org.
Club Meetings are Now Available Both Virtually and In-Person
 
Thanks to everyone who has made it possible for our members to attend our weekly club meetings, whether in-person at The Calumet Club or virtually via Zoom.  Click here for a great video to learn more about how we are safely joining together for lunch on Thursdays at 11:45am.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people.  RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth.  Our Rotary District 6580 is excited to continue to offer RYLA in 2020 with our first ever virtual program.  The program will be open to students aged 14-19 throughout our district and conducted via Zoom on October 31st, 2020, 10a-3p EST.  Program details can be found here.

You can learn more about Jonathan here.
Save the Date: Next 5:31 Club Meeting is October 20th.

We had another great 5:31 Club meeting in September.  Rotarians and guests are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 20th for our next outdoor, fun, casual event.  We hope to see you then at The Floyd County Brewery!
Applicants Wanted for $40,000 Graduate Scholarship

Do you know a graduate student who would be interested in an international study opportunity for the 2021-22 academic year?  Global grant scholarships are for graduate students studying abroad in one of Rotary’s six causes: Promoting peace; Fighting disease; Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; Saving mothers and children; Supporting education; Growing local economies. Scholars interested in the 2021-2022 Global Grant Scholarship may apply any time until December 18, 2020 by visiting rotary6580.org.

Recordings of our recent virtual club meetings can be found by visiting rcna.us.
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