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Pearls of the Club
Well done is better than well said.
           - Benjamin Franklin
This Day In History
June 7, 1913 - Hudson Stuck, an Alaskan missionary, leads the first successful ascent of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley).
June 7, 1893 - Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.
June 7, 1866 - Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him.
June 7, 1769 - Daniel Boone first saw forest and valleys of what is now Kentucky.
Notes From the June 7th Meeting
President Dale Mugler opened the meeting by greeting our speaker, John Nanni, and members. We recited the Four Way Test. 
Club News
Calling all Volunteers!
For those interested in volunteering for the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Highwood 
Volunteers are needed in the months of May and June. The following are the dates:
Friday, June 18 & 25
If you’re available to serve, please sign up here.
In Person Meetings ... Coming Soon!
The Board is working on finalizing our in person meeting details. Stay tuned...
Golf Outing - time to get your foursome lined up!
Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 19th at Sunset Valley Golf Club
More details coming soon. 
Guests and Visiting Rotarians
John Nanni, Polio Plus Chair, Speaker
Happy Dollars
Members were happy for: Mary Beth Bretzlauf was happy to our speaker John Nanni and because she is collaborating with Jennifer Dotson on another poetry anthology; Karen Dennis for the month of June when she will be visiting her grandchildren; Len Tenner for his granddaughter who is in Israel for an internship; Paul Clements for an incredible US soccer game against Mexico that we missed. Our mostly U23 players made that win possible. Paul also had sad dollars for the death of Fire Chief Larry Amidei's mother. Dale Mugler (and Karla) were excited because they bought a new home in Highland Park! Fred Orkin was happy for the time he and Sylvia spent time in LA visiting their sons and their families.
The Day's Program
Our speaker, Johnn Nanni wears many name badges: husband, father, Rotarian, Polio Survivor and Polio Plus Chair. He related to us how much alike are both Polio and COVID-19. While Polio was the most feared disease in the 20th century, COVID-19 had that title in the 31st century (so far). The iron lung that aided polio patients breathe in the mid 20th century is now replaced by ventilators that keep COVID-19 patients breathing. While we think remote learning is new, at the height of the polio pandemic, children in Chicago stayed home and learned using the radio to keep up with their schooling. 
One aspect of polio that most of us don't know is post-polio syndrome. John contracted polio when he was less than a year old. His mother learned how to help his muscles so that he grew up playing basketball, baseball and football in grade school - not very well, he admits. But now, he uses a wheelchair much of the time in order to "reserve to preserve" his muscles. FDR's decline was due to the strenuous physical therapy he had. The overuse of his muscles aided in his decline. This can be noted by the use of crutches in his first term and a wheel chair in the second.
John reminded us that our donations to End Polio Now Campaign are still needed. Even though there are only a couple cases in Afghanistan and Pakistan, there must be at least three years without any new cases for a country or area to be declared polio free. We are close - so far in 2021 there are only two new cases of wild polio, in those regions. In 2020 140 cases were reported worldwide and in 2019 there were 173.  The latest oral vaccine for polio is designed to not mutate. Malnourished children often need more than one dose and are often given Vitamin A as well. John credits the excellent results in Africa with the vaccination of village cattle for herd related health issues while vaccinating children. 
Post Polio Syndrome, like John has, has numerous symptoms: overwhelming fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, difficulty swallowing or breathing, and short term memory loss.
When it comes to vaccines, John reminds us that the only way to eradicate an infectious disease only happens if everyone is protected from it. That goes for polio, and COVID-19. 
AmazonSmile Donations!!!
Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. You can use the copy and assets below to share the news with your supporters.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Rotary Club of Highland Park- Highwood in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
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You can help raise money for our club by simply shopping on Amazon!
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Public Image
Rotary Foundation
Grants Chair
Director Community Service
Director International Service
Youth/Interact Liaison
Fellowship Chair
Virtual Meeting Coordinator
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ronald Domsky
June 20
Penny Levin-Fields
June 26
Russell Hampton
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