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El Tour de Tucson Is Coming: Ride To End Polio
The annual El Tour de Tucson Ride To End Polio will be held Nov. 22. District Governor Sally Montagne is hoping to raise $1 million through pledges to riders in the event. As in the past two years, RI General Secretary John Hewko will be among the riders.
Rotarians, Guests Assemble 100 Artificial Hands at District Conference
Rotarians at the District Conference gathered to help below-elbow amputees by assembling 100 LN-4 prosthetic hands. The hands are distributed at no cost to recipients. All of the prosthetic hands are provided by the Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation exclusively for LN-4 projects. These prosthetic devices are non-surgical, non-medical and will be fitted with the training and supervision of Ellen Meadows trained volunteers. Conference attendees assembled the hands during the weekend event. Young people from Rotaract, Interact and Youth Exchange assembled the largest number of the hands.
To see how these hands change the lives of the recipients, see the video below.
Tri-District Foundation Day To Be Held in Tempe Nov. 8
John Osterlund, general manager of The Rotary Foundation, and Aaron Zeichner of The Gates Foundation will be the featured speakers at the all-Arizona Foundation Day on Nov. 8. The event will be held at the Sheraton Airport hotel. Also featured at the conference is a session with Maddie, an 8-year-old polio survivor who finds painting a way to express her feelings. She will do a painting session with attendees who sign up in advance for her session. For more information, click here: Tri-District Foundation Day Flyer