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June 30 – Lincoln – A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

BITES, BIKES, AND BISON, A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

The Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center invite the public to attend Bites, Bikes, and Bison, a fundraising event at Pioneers Park Nature Center, on June 30th from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Pioneers Park Nature Center.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

“Bites, Bikes, and Bison is a family friendly event benefitting the Nature Center. Events like these raise funds through the Friends which support the Nature Center, allowing us to provide high quality environmental education programing and a free facility for our community to explore the outdoors.” said Andrea Faas, Pioneers Park Nature Center Coordinator.

The event includes bike rides of various lengths, all level of riders are welcome. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet. All rides will depart from and end at the Nature Center. Please arrive by 9:30 am for check-in.

– A four mile flat route, departs at 10:30 am. This route will take participants out along the Prairie Corridor crushed limestone trail on the south edge of the Nature Center. This quick ride will have a water stop at the turn-a-round.
– The eleven mile out-and-back ride departs at 10:15 am. Riders will head out through Pioneers Park along the Bison Trial making their way to White Elm Brewing Co. All participants (21 and older) will receive one free beer at White Elm.
– The 17 mile downtown loop, departs at 10 am and is recommended for more experience riders. The route will take riders along the Bison Trial, Jamaica North Trial and streets bikes routes. Stops include Method Cycle and Craft House where riders will received half off one drink and White Elm Brewing Co (21 and older) to receive one free beer.

Activities and entertainment at the Nature Center for participants included, yoga, yard games and a bison chip toss plus hayrack tours of the bison and prairie. There will be also be a strider course for young children to test their skills on strider bikes (some strider bikes provided or bring your own). All activities included with your ticket purchase.

Food vendors will be open from 11 am – 2 pm. Vendors include Gilded Swine, Dig’N Taco Loco, Pepe’s, Gelato To Go and local beer and cider from the Happy Raven. Please bring cash for purchases from the vendors.

Ride support on the Bison Trail will be provided by Wheelie Good Bike Shop. In addition, Wheelie Good is offering a complimentary chain and cassette check, plus 15% off of an annual service when you show you ticket confirmation email prior to the event.

Bites, Bikes and Bison is sponsored by Express Life Chiropractic, Home Real Estate, JLS Photo, Flagstone Financial Management, Method Cycle and Craft House, Nelnet, New Generation Construction, Union Bank and Trust, Wheelie Good Bike Shop, White Elm Brewing Company, and The Wild Bird Habitat Store.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

Polio Eradication 2018

As of 13 February, there had been three reported WPV1 cases with an onset of paralysis in 2018, in Afghanistan.[62][119] Positive environmental-monitoring samples show the virus continues to circulate in Pakistan.[115] In Banadir province, Somalia, environmental samples positive for cVDPV2, related to those on the previous year, were again detected, confirming circulation of the virus.[115]

public health effort to eliminate all cases of poliomyelitis (polio) infection around the world, begun in 1988 and led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Rotary Foundation,[1] has reduced the number of annual diagnosed wild polio cases from the hundreds of thousands to 22 in 2017.

For a polio virus to be certified as eradicated world-wide, at least three years of good surveillance without cases needs to be achieved,[56] though this period may need to be longer for a strain like WPV3, where a lower proportion of those infected demonstrate symptoms.[57]

Oral polio vaccine is highly effective and inexpensive (about US$0.10 per dose, or US$0.30 per child[12]) and its availability has bolstered efforts to eradicate polio.

See Wikipedia for more.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poliomyelitis_eradication#2018

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Feb 10 – ROTARY 14 FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT EVERETT ELEMENTARY

Rise.Shine.Give. will be held Saturday, February 10 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Tickets are on sale now at rotary14.org. Funds raised will aid in providing a safe and fun-filled playground for the children of Everett Elementary.

Rise.Shine.Give. is a unique brunch fundraising event hosted by Downtown Lincoln Rotary Club 14. The event will take place on Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Your generous funds will provide a long-lasting impact to the Lincoln community. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be contributed towards the continued construction of a new playground at Everett Elementary School. The remaining proceeds will benefit the numerous community service organizations who apply for funds from the Club’s Foundation. Past recipients have included Tabitha, the Child Advocacy Center, Voices of Hope, Junior Achievement, and the Malone Center to name only a few.

Jennifer Brinkman, Club 14’s president shared, “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We’ve been so fortunate to have such an actively involved Club in putting this event together—it’s truly going to be one that you don’t want to miss.”

Limited silent auction items will be available, plus a live give portion during the program. And, back by popular demand is an array of Epic Experiences to secure your spot in! Also featured will be a wine and liquor pull, as well as a raffle drawing where one lucky person will win a trip for two to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada!

Brinkman added, “We still have some corporate table sponsorship opportunities available. It really is a great way to bring businesses together in support of such a great cause.”

Come for a specialty brunch and enjoy bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, while giving back to this great city!

For more information about Rise.Shine.Give. and to purchase tickets, visit rotary14.org.

 ABOUT DOWNTOWN LINCOLN ROTARY CLUB 14 – Downtown Lincoln Rotary Club 14 is active in and around Lincoln, Nebraska, and several international locations. The Club meets weekly on Tuesdays over the noon hour at the Nebraska Club. Rotary provides the opportunity for members to get to know people outside of their usual circle of friends, to serve our community through a variety of projects and activities, and to enjoy presentations by community leaders. For more information, visit rotary14.org.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s RAISES OVER $163,000

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®

Residents of Lincoln and surrounding areas joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on September 17, 2017 at Holmes Lake in Lincoln. Over 1,400 participants raised more than $163,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

“Lincoln residents rallied together to show their dedication to ending Alzheimer’s disease at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Erinn Drouin, Walk Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. “Dedicated volunteers and businesses worked together to make this event special for all participants. The event was filled with poignant personal stories and energy to continue the fight to end this disease. This year, we welcomed a record number of participants and teams – we are so appreciative.”

Stanley Healthcare was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising over $11,000 to fund research and care and support services.

The event was generously sponsored by several local organizations and businesses, including Runza, Alpha Media, Channel 8 KLKN-TV, Carpetland, CountryHouse Residences, Legacy Retirement Communities – The Arbors, and Stanley Healthcare, among others. Free musical entertainment was provided by The Toons, and the event was emceed by Megan Conway of Channel 8 KLKN-TV. Lynne Fullerton, a local family caregiver, shared her personal story of how Alzheimer’s has impacted her and her family.

In Nebraska alone, there are more than 33,000 people living with the disease and 82,000 caregivers.  In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Donations are being collected through December 15, 2017 at alz.org/walk.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Alzheimer’s Association® – The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.

Together, we can end Alzheimer’s. Donate here —>  Walk to End Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer’s Association

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World Library Foundation Newsletter : March 2017

Over the years much is changed with our online library. To keep our patrons informed with the ongoing changes, we created the World Library Foundation Newsletter. The newsletter will include news and information about our various portals and the wonderful books, articles, encyclopedias, photographs, and research documents that may be found here.

For our 2nd Issue, April 2017, we would like to share with you some stories about the books you will find on our shelves. We will also be featuring one of our Self-published authors each month. We hope the newsletter will lead readers to discover interesting new books, and inspire readers to re-discover timeless favorites.

In This Issue:

1 Earth Day: Nature of Yesteryear

3 Executive Director’s Message

4 Author Interview: Junot Diaz

5 Passion of the Sonnet: The Savage Traditions and Their Detectives

6 William Shakespeare: Forever and a Day

7 The Flower Symbol

8 Best of the Best: Newbery Medal Books

9 The Literature of Vermin

10 The Importance of Being Honest

11 Stuck in the Middle

12 Driving the Future: On Autopilot

13 Threadbare: Lace in Literature

14 Rage Against the Machine

15 Food for Celebration

16 In Bloom: Seasonal Celebrations Ringing in Spring

17 Japan’s Greenery Day: Nature Reigns

18 Author Spotlight

Source: World Library Foundation Newsletter : March 2017 : Volume 1, Issue 2 | World eBook Library – eBooks | Read eBooks online

Warren Buffett’s Best Investment | Bill Gates

Rotary’s Polio Efforts Praised by Bill and Melinda Gates.  “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.”
In 2015, there were 74 reported cases of polio.
In 2016, that number dropped to 37.
So far, in 2017, that number has dropped even further – to single digits

Thanks to global vaccination efforts, more than 2.5 billion children have been protected against polio since 1985, but there’s still more work to be done. This World Immunization Week, here are easy ways to support polio eradication:

1. Follow End Polio Now on Twitter and Facebook, and share or retweet Rotary and our partners’ messages.

2. Check endpolio.org for new blog posts and additional social media content to share on your own channels.

Every year, Bill and Melinda Gates publish an annual letter to broaden awareness and interest in key global health and development programs. This year’s Annual Letter mentioned polio among their foundation’s ongoing efforts to fight disease and inequality, specifically, the incredible progress that’s been made towards polio eradication. Melinda Gates offers these kind words to reaffirm the important role Rotary has had leading the way to a polio-free world:

“We’re awed by the teams of vaccinators who take risks to reach each child. And we’re inspired by the infinite persistence of Rotary International. They were leading this fight long before we joined it, and they’ve just kept moving forward.”

She goes on to say, “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.” Even though a handful of polio cases have been reported this year, there is a chance these are the last cases of polio in history. This June, Bill Gates will speak at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to discuss how we can — and will — end polio together.

Source: Warren Buffett’s Best Investment | Bill Gates

Rotary’s Polio Efforts Praised by Bill and Melinda Gates.  “They know going from 350,000 cases to 37 is amazing, but success is zero.”

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