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Educators of the Year

Palos Verdes is known for its fine schools. And our the strength of our schools are those that educate our children. Each year we celebrate our educators and award the standouts. The Educators of the Year. All proceeds to to scholarships and educational programs.

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Rotary "Pageant of the Arts" 

The PVP Rotary Club is thrilled to offer our local students an exciting opportunity to participate in the Rotary District 5280 “Pageant of the Arts.” We'll be sponsoring one student to participate in each of the five areas of competition. Students! You're invited.
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24 October is World Polio Day!
As World Polio Day approaches, we’re getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

We’ve made tremendous progress so far, and now’s the time to intensify our fight to make polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated. In 2020, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus, showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances.

The wild poliovirus remains endemic in just two countries — Afghanistan and Pakistan— but as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere. So let’s use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to end polio in countries where children are still as risk.

Get involved
Take action this World Polio Day by hosting virtual and community events, creating fundraisers, and sharing posts about the importance of polio eradication on social media.

Use the World Polio Day Toolkit to find resources and tips for planning activities and promoting a polio-free world.

Rotary statement on recent polio detections in U.S., Europe

The recent detection of the vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 case in New York, USA, and isolates in several environmental samples collected in London are stark reminders that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat everywhere. It also highlights the importance of vaccination as the only form of protection against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases and the work that needs to be done in our communities to encourage the uptake of vaccines. Also, as the world gets closer to zero wild poliovirus cases, it is increasingly important to track all forms of the virus wherever they may appear, including in polio-free regions.

The U.S. is still considered low risk for paralytic outbreaks of polio due to the high level of vaccine coverage across the population. If a child has received the entire course of vaccines, the risk of becoming paralyzed by polio is negligible. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 92.6% of children aged 24 months are fully vaccinated against polio, slightly below the 95% World Health Organization target.

Duncan is an experienced Research Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is a strong research professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in Educational Leadership and Administration (Higher Ed) from California State University-Long Beach. He works as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning at College for Officer Training at The Salvation Army. 

On the personal side, Duncan Sutton is a devoted husband and father of two. With multi-talents and multi-interests, Duncan is also a Liverpool Football Club enthusiast and gifted musician. He enjoys British comedy and has a mild obsession with M & M dispensers. His interests also include WW2 and telling stories from his short-lived prison guard days.

We’re thrilled to have Duncan as our new president and look forward to a great year, Mr. President!

Zones 26/27 Summit on Stopping Human Trafficking will be conducted in San Diego on October 1st for this important final Trails to Peace Summit leading up to the Zones 26/27 2022 Rotary Institute in Salt Lake City in November.

This summit is being designed for both Rotarians and non-Rotarians who want to learn more about modern day slavery for themselves, their clubs, and their districts.  It will be held in person but will also have a virtual option for those who cannot travel to San Diego.  Both the in-person and virtual participation cost will be $50.  The virtual participation cost is per link so multiple Rotarians in a club can share a Zoom link.  Virtual and in-person participants can work together to develop projects to fight trafficking.  Please encourage Rotarians in your district to go to the website for more information and to register. 

On August 5th, we had the privilege of hearing Jeremy Brown from the Carson Gardena Dominquez Rotary. He gave a heart-warming presentation on RYLA's  (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) Summer Camp program.

RYLA happens over a weekend in April. They accept freshman through juniors from schools in the South Bay area and many graduates go on to become counselors in the program. They spend two days doing activities that will help them be better leaders and improve their emotional and mental health. We heard an incredible story of one girl who attended as the dying wish of her mother. This incredible girl went on to win a Gates Award and a scholarship to MIT. She also received a masters and today helps care for her younger siblings and father as a result of her amazing engineering job. 

To scholarship a kid to RYLA camp costs $300. Our club has the ability to sponsor six kids. As of this moment, we have the cost of four kids covered and will be fundraising at our Wednesday Night Lives for the additional two kids. 

The Rotary Foundation & Polio Eradication
Meet Rotary's Champions of Peace
November’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, will focus on one of Rotary’s top humanitarian priorities: peace and conflict resolution. Six honorees, including four Rotary members and two alumni of Rotary Peace Centers, will be recognized for their commitment to and work on behalf of peace projects in their communities. Their diversity reflects the varied ways that Rotary members address underlying causes of conflict.
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Palos Verdes' Premier Service Club
PVP Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:15 PM
Los Verdes Golf Club
7000 W Los Verdes Dr
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
United States of America
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Upcoming Speakers
Rick Mendoza
Oct 07, 2022 12:20 PM
Polio Update
Albert Hernandez
Oct 14, 2022 12:20 PM
District Humanitarian Trip to Puerto Rico
Ralph Grippo - President of Terrenea
Nov 04, 2022 12:20 PM
Past Speakers
Dr. David Meyer - LA BioMed
Sep 23, 2022 8:20 AM
LA BioMed
Jacki Bacharach
Sep 16, 2022 12:20 PM
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