Please be aware and be kind. Bullying does not just happen to children. It can happen to all ages. It can happen in person or online. Let’s all be mindful of how we treat others!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. This month can help kick us all into better habits of kindness, thoughtfulness, and inclusion.
Learn more at: www.stopbullying.gov.
Skyline Interact students bring a fresh look to the Humane Society of Warren County
This weekend, Skyline Middle School Interact Club students painted the fencing around the Humane Society of Warren County as a community service project. The Rotary Club of Warren County Interact ambassadors, Kahle Magalis and Ellen Aders, helped organize this project for the kids. Be sure to watch this video to the end to catch all who participated working hard in addition to a furry guest appearance!
What is Interact?
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people. Made up of members ages 12-18 or secondary-school age, Interact gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects. Along the way, Interactors develop their leadership skills and initiative while meeting new friends.
Phoenix Project Flapjack Fundraiser serves over 45 plates!
Phoenix Project hosted a flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s in Front Royal this weekend. They served over 45 plates of pancakes! The board and staff are so thankful for all of the community support.
Susan Hrbek and family were out to support as well as Rotarian Debbie Grove. Realtor Janice Rogouski enjoyed a delicious breakfast with her husband and friend Ashley Westfall of Westfall Cleaning Services. It was great to see other local business owners and staff attend including Tracy Bowers of TLC Settlements LLC and Gina Matthews of CBM Mortgage
Thank you to all!
For more information about the Phoenix Project or to donate, please visit: https://phoenix-project.org/
Phoenix Project Business Office:
222 South Royal Avenue,
Front Royal, VA 22630
The hotline is answered 24/7
An Evening with the Author, Peter Houlahan: Fundraiser for Samuels Public Library
Tickets are still available! This event is a fundraiser for Samuels Public Library and a unique opportunity to meet the author of one of the hottest books of 2019, Norco 80. Please consider supporting the library by attending this interesting and educational evening! Cocktails at 6pm, Presentation & Questions at 6:30, Appetizers & Signing at 8pm. Books will be available for purchase for $25.00. To purchase tickets, visit: www.samuelslibrary.net or in-person at Samuels Public Library, 330 East Criser Road, Front Royal, VA.
Money raised through sponsorships and ticket sales at this event will go toward improving the services, programs, and collections that the Library is able to offer the citizens of Front Royal/Warren County and surrounding areas.
- NORCO ’80: THE TRUE STORY OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR BANK ROBBERY IN AMERICAN HISTORY, by Peter Houlahan
- November 9 at Samuels Public Library from 6pm – 9pm
- Facebook Event Link
Warren County Parks and Recreation GROW Scholarship receive donation from local realtor
The Warren County Parks and Recreation GROW Scholarship received a donation from local Realtor Jen Avery, and her buyer Melinda Clark, yesterday. The contribution was part of a commission donation program that Avery offers to clients who elect to participate. Melinda designated the GROW Scholarship to be recipient from her recent closed sale.
The GROW Scholarship is a new program put in place to help provide funding for children in our community who might need assistance paying fees associated with activities offered through Warren County Parks & Recreation. For more information, contact Nikki Lewis at 540.635.1021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Funds for the GROW account will be used solely for children whose families cannot afford for them to participate in our youth sports and activities.
Pours for Polio brings in over $2K of community support!
The Rotary Club of Warren County extends a huge “thank you” to everyone who participated in Pours for Polio 2019. The Front Royal Brewing Company was an awesome location for fellowship, dining, cocktails, and karaoke while supporting a global cause #EndPolioNow! Watch this video for a few highlights from the evening:
Over 100 area Rotarians and their guests attended the event bringing in over $2,100.00 to help eradicate polio worldwide. Added bonus, since 2013, the Gates Foundation has matched every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication 2-to-1, up to $35 million per year! Thank you to the Front Royal Brewing Company for donating $325 back to the cause from drink purchases.
Pours for Polio – Join a global fight this Wednesday and make a difference
There is a global fight happening right now and we are so close to winning. Would you like an opportunity to join in this fight? A virus you have heard of but have not feared in recent times, still lingers in three countries on our planet. POLIO. Thousands have joined forces to END POLIO NOW including worldwide Rotary Clubs, John Cena, polio survivors, world leaders, Bill & Melinda Gates, Grammy Award-winning singers Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley, and environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall, to name a few.
Pours for Polio is an event that our local Rotary Club of Warren County will be hosting at the Front Royal Brewing Company this Wednesday, November 6th, from 6pm – 9pm. There will be an opportunity to make a $10.00 donation and earn an END POLIO NOW bracelet. For every pint of beer or mixed cocktail, $1.00 will be donated to the cause. DJ Skye High will be kicking off karaoke for everyone to enjoy! There will be a special area-wide competition between Rotary Clubs (Rotarians Got Talent). All are welcome!
Below is a timeline found on www.EndPolio.org that helps explain the progress of the END POLIO NOW mission.
- 1894 – The first major documented polio outbreak in the United States occurs in Vermont; 18 deaths and 132 cases of permanent paralysis are reported.
- 1905 – Swedish physician Ivar Wickman suggests that polio is a contagious disease that can spread from person to person, and also recognizes that polio could be present in people who show no symptoms.
- 1908 – 2 physicians in Vienna, Karl Landsteiner and Erwin Popper, discover that polio is caused by a virus.
- 1916 – A major polio outbreak in New York City kills more than 2,000 people. Across the United States, polio takes the lives of about 6,000 people, and paralyzes thousands more.
- 1929 – Philip Drinker and Harvard University’s Louis Agassiz Shaw Jr. invent an artificial respirator for patients suffering from paralytic polio — the iron lung.
- 1955 – A vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk is declared “safe and effective.”
- 1960 – The U.S. government licenses the oral polio vaccine developed by Dr. Albert Sabin.
- 1979 – Rotary International begins its fight against polio with a multi-year project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines.
- 1985 – Rotary International launches PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative, with an initial fundraising target of US$120 million.
- 1988 – Rotary International and the World Health Organization launch the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. There are an estimated 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries.
- 1994 – The International Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication announces that polio has been eliminated from the Americas.
- 1995 – Health workers and volunteers immunize 165 million children in China and India in 1 week. Rotary launches the PolioPlus Partners program, enabling Rotary members in polio-free countries to provide support to fellow members in polio-affected countries for polio eradication activities.
- 2000 – A record 550 million children – almost 10% of the world’s population – receive the oral polio vaccine. The Western Pacific region, spanning from Australia to China, is declared polio-free.
- 2003 – The Rotary Foundation raises $119 million in a 12-month campaign. Rotary’s total contribution to polio eradication exceeds $500 million. Six countries remain polio-endemic – Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan.
- 2004 – In Africa, synchronized National Immunization Days in 23 countries target 80 million children, the largest coordinated polio immunization effort on the continent.
- 2006 – The number of polio-endemic countries drops to 4 – Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Pakistan.
- 2009 – Rotary’s overall contribution to the eradication effort nears $800 million. In January, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $355 million and issues Rotary a challenge grant of $200 million. This announcement will result in a combined $555 million in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
- 2011 – Rotary welcomes celebrities and other major public figures into a new public awareness campaign and ambassador program called “This Close” to ending polio. Program ambassadors include Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu, violinist Itzhak Perlman, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, Grammy Award-winning singers Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley, and environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall. Rotary’s funding for polio eradication exceeds $1 billion.
- 2012 – India surpasses 1 year without a recorded case of polio and is removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. Polio remains endemic in just 3 countries. Rotary surpasses its $200 Million Challenge fundraising goal more than 5 months earlier Than expected.
- 2014 – India goes 3 full years without a new case caused by the wild poliovirus, and the World Health Organization certifies the South-East Asia region polio-free. Polio cases are down over 99% since 1988.
Take a few minutes to watch this educational video to learn about Polio and our efforts over time to study and track the virus: