SECC Community Van

SECC Family Fun Day and the launch of
SECC Community Van
 
The annual SECC Family Fun Day, was held on 14 May at Eastlakes to coincide with World Day for Cultural Diversity and International Day of Families.
South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) hosted an Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony & Yaama Boys Dance & Didgeridoo Performance before the commencement of the Fun Day.
 
The SECC Community Van is now officially launched and on the road, supporting people across southeast Sydney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The van artwork by Peta-Joy Williams from Wiradjuri Wave.  Her breathtaking artwork is proudly displayed on The SECC Community Van and is a vibrant showcase of community, culture and respect for all walks of life. The title of the artwork is Ngumbaaydyil, a Wiradjuri word meaning 'all together in one place: all are one'.
 
 
 
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Presidents Message

Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
A very big ‘thank you' to Michael and his insights at the last meeting.
We had a good discussion and fellowship – so thank you all that attended.
This week we are featuring a young artist and we are looking forward to lots of support from our Rotarians.
Please remember to invite your local contacts to join us at our meetings as we want to focus on increasing our membership.
A quick note to everyone, we will have a Club Assembly on May 30. If you want to raise anything, please let me or any board member know so we can discuss it prior to the assembly.
Also please put in your calendar a visit from our District Governor Jeremy on June 6th.
I am looking forward to your ongoing support and commitment to the Rotary Club of Maroubra.
Yours in Rotary,
Francis
President 2021-22
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Presidents Message

 
Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Again, a very big thank you to the many Rotarians that returned to our regular weekly meeting on Monday, May 9th.
Our guest speaker Con as it turns out, grew up just across of the Juniors and is a true local. Con was very engaging, and the statistic he presented were baffling as were the amazing opportunities that will come with Australia working closer with India.
As you know, Michael is looking for good guest speakers and if you have any leads, please sent them to him directly.
Please remember to invite your local contacts to join us at our meetings as we want to focus on increasing our membership.
This Saturday, Rotarians will join the SECC for the SECC Family Fun Day held on Evans Ave, Eastlakes in the Jack Mundey Reserve at 12:00 (noon).
I am looking forward to your ongoing support and commitment to the Rotary Club of Maroubra.
 
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Water, sanitation and hygiene

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.

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Guest Speaker May 9

Doing Business with India
Con Livissianis
Managing Director at Exemplar
 
Con Livissianis is passionate about helping all people of the World. In recent years Con has been attracted to India and its wonderful people.
Con has been a Director and National Treasurer of the Australia India Business Council (2013-2019) and is now the Agribusiness Chapter Chair.
Con’s decades of experience in Australian Agricultural experience is reflected in his keynote speaker invitations from the Australian and India Governments.
Con’s passion is in digital transformation and digital analytics in:
• Food
• Water
• People
• Power
Con is an International Management Consultant with practical experience in change management, board effectiveness and ESG (Environmental Social Governance).
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Presidents Message May 6

Message from the President
 
Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
A big thank you to the many Rotarians that returned to our regular weekly meeting on Monday, May 2nd. We are back to normal, and I hope going forward that we can pick up and build on where we left off.
With this in mind, we have secured an excellent guest speaker for Monday, May 9, which will be the start of many interesting speakers to be featured. For this Monday, please invite interested businesspeople to this presentation. This may be a very enlightening presentation and discussion which is a great opportunity for business, networking and of course potential Rotary membership.
One of our most important goals is to increase our membership.
Due to the new reality, we live in now, there is a great need for community-based organisations such as us, as we can provide great benefits to business, social networking and community work.
Therefore, I request that you please invite your local contacts to join us at any regular meeting.
As the Rotary year is winding up there are many conferences and events as well as awards. You will receive this information in direct emails from our secretary. Please engage in these as much as you can.
I am looking forward to support and commitment to the Rotary Club of Maroubra.
Yours in Rotary,
Francis
President 2021-22
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President Message April 26, 2022

Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
 
We are very pleased to resume our weekly Rotary meetings on Monday, May 2, 2022.
 
The Juniors has, in line with recent government Covid guidelines, dropped the double vaccination requirement.
 
My hope is that we can now resume our weekly meetings with full attendance and resume our wonderful community projects.
 
I am looking forward to personally welcoming you all back.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Francis
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President Message March 30 2022

Fellow Rotarians and Friends, 

After consulting with the board, please note that we are suspending our face-to-face meeting until Monday, May 2. 

The reason for this decision is the current low rates of attendance, due mainly to the ongoing infection worries as well as the fact that April has a lot of Public Holidays that fall on Monday so we would not be having meetings anyway.  

So please put May 2nd into your calendar and aim to be present to relaunch our meetings like we had pre-covid. 

As you know heavy rain has and is likely to continue in the coming days, and many are feeling anxious about it. It is perfectly normal if you feel unsure about these rains, agitated, anxious or else. We have gone through difficult and exhausting times, and we need to acknowledge that any tension we feel within is normal. 

Here are a few things you can do: 

• Protect yourself from further harm 

• Acknowledge your concerns and address them calmly 

• If you feel like it, seek an opportunity to share your feelings with someone 

• Help others by deeply and compassionately listening to their feelings 

• Seek professional support if needed. 

In the meantime, please spare a thought for the many flood victims and consider donating funds to RAWCS. To make a donation to the appeal go to - https://directory.rawcs.com.au/47-2021-22 

Please stay safe and positive. 

Yours in Rotary,
 
Francis
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RAWCS Update

 
 
(RAWCS) National Flood Appeal
Funds raised will provide financial assistance to flood victims in Queensland and Northern New South Wales – February 2022. It aims to assist those affected to get their lives and businesses back to normal as soon as possible.
Around 15000 homes have been flooded and some owners will be needing assistance to clean and refurbish their residences. Individuals who are adversely affected and require assistance will be identified and be given funds to help with their recovery. The priority is to get funds quickly to those who are in need to help them with the cleanup and damage caused by the floods.
https://rawcs.org.au/
 
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Presidents Message

Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Rotarian Vivienne was not well and could not represent our Club at the District Conference which was held this past weekend (18th to 20th March). At the time of writing this message, it was not clear if WEFT was able to find volunteers for their stall at the conference.
Unfortunately, last week the speaker was not able to come due to the vaccination restrictions at the Juniors. This current policy by the Juniors is up for review in May. Considering that Cruise Ships are coming back in April there may be a swift change in direction.
With the ongoing health situation, cancelled speakers and other issues, attendance at the meetings are low. Due to this, the weekly Durran Dura will not be printed and you will receive an electronic version instead.
You may have noticed the tremendous amount of flights coming and going from Sydney Airport with business travel, students and tourists returning. Sydney will soon be booming again and with it, we will need to return to our meetings and projects to full swing.
Please attend our meetings as we need your participation, fellowship and friendship.
Looking forward to your continuous support.
Yours in Rotary,
Francis
President 2021-22
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Presidents Message

Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
Firstly, a very big thank you to all who welcomed the Lord Mayor of Randwick Dylan Parker, to our Rotary Club of Maroubra. I understand it was a fabulous evening and an interesting address by the Mayor.
It is still time to book for the District Conference will be held on 18th to 20th March. If you are interested to participate, please look up the details on: https://www.rotarydistrict9675.org/Stories/district-conference-18th-to-20th-march
We have a fantastic lineup of guest speakers (thanks Michael). It is essential that we attend the meetings and be a good audience for these speakers or else we may not be able to attract future speakers.
Looking forward to your continuous support.
Yours in Rotary,
      Francis
Rotary Club of Maroubra President 2021-22
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Presidents Message

Fellow Rotarians and Friends,
The rain stays mainly in NSW … or is it Spain? Anyway, I hope you are all dry, safe, and happy.
Unfortunately, this is not the case for many of our country towns. I am sure that there are many ways you can help, and I hope you do.  Two of the many organisations raising funds to assist those affected by floods are Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) Ltd  https://rawcs.org.au and the Salvation Army on https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/.
This Monday, March 7 we are not only hosting the Lord Mayor of Randwick Cr Dylan Parker but more importantly, he will be inducted as an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Maroubra. It is requested that all able members attend this meeting. The Rotary Club of Botany Randwick will join us for this auspicious occasion.
The District Conference will be held from 18th to 20th March. If you are interested to participate, please look up the details on: https://www.rotarydistrict9675.org/Stories/district-conference-18th-to-20th March.
Looking forward to your continuous support.
Yours in Rotary,
      Francis
Rotary Club of Maroubra President 2021-22
 
 
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Message from the President
 
 

Posted on Dec 13, 2021
Fellow Rotarians and Friends, 
After a very tumultuous year, we have now come to the season when we celebrate with family & friends to give thanks, renew our faith and love for one another.
It is a time to celebrate all the achievements, achieved under very difficult and unprecedented times, and also recharge for a new year with optimism and energy.
With this in mind, I would like to sincerely thank all of you for persevering and pressing on with our Rotary meetings and projects.
I would like to personally thank Judi for her many contributions to the club and Wayne for taking over as our Treasurer. Especially a big thank you to John for the tremendous amount of secretarial works he has managed including our banking and investments. A very special thank you to Vivienne for keeping our current projects with the SECC and WeftShop going. Thank you also to Michael for his phenomenal knack to attract excellent guest speakers. Also, a very special thanks to Simon for representing me in conducting the face-to-face meetings and events. Special thanks to the 'editorial' team Emma, Eileen and Joe, and to Jan for his continued work on the market project. 
In the new year, we hope to recommence our regular face-to-face meetings. The first meeting will be the Eastern Suburbs joint meeting. The RC Bondi Junction will host this meeting at the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club on Tuesday, 18th January 2022. Hence our first meeting at the Juniors will be the following week on January 24, 2022.
I wish you all a very peaceful and loving Christmas, and a healthy and back to 'normal' 2022 .
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Vivienne Pusey Wins Kingsford Community Award 2021-12-12 13:00:00Z 0
The Deli Women and Children's Centre  2021-12-12 13:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker - Marcus Erlich 2021-12-05 13:00:00Z 0
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Guest Speaker Anuya Velpanur from Primary Ethics 2021-11-25 13:00:00Z 0

President's Update

Posted on Nov 26, 2021
Rotary Club of Maroubra President, Francis Cochrane, shares his regular update following last week's meeting. 
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RYLA Applications Open Until November 30 2021-11-14 13:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker, Dee Mills, joins Rotary Maroubra 2021-11-14 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary returns to in-person meetings! 2021-11-14 13:00:00Z 0

2021 NSW ROTARY INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN’S AWARDS
 
 

Posted on Sep 27, 2021
The Rotary Clubs of NSW hosted the 2021 NSW Rotary Inspirational Women’s Awards at a virtual celebration reaching out to rural locations from Casino in the North, Bega in the South, West to Dubbo and the urban centres of the Hunter, Illawarra and Sydney. Twenty finalists from all parts of the State were judged by Rotarians from Rotary Districts across the State.
 
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Message from the President
 
 

Posted on Sep 27, 2021
Dear fellow Rotarians and Friends,
I trust everyone is well and looking forward to Sydney opening back up in October (fingers and toes crossed).
 
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Basic Education and Literacy
 
 

Posted on Sep 10, 2021
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month for Rotary.  This is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.  Reading and writing are critical for success in life – for gaining information, communicating, making agreements, and so forth.
 
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Basic Education and Literacy
 
 

Posted on Sep 10, 2021
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month for Rotary.  This is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.  Reading and writing are critical for success in life – for gaining information, communicating, making agreements, and so forth. 
 
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Gordon R. McInally of Scotland selected to be2023-24 Rotary International President   2021-09-09 14:00:00Z 0

Message from the President
 
 

Posted on Sep 10, 2021
Dear fellow Rotarians and Friends,
 
I don’t know about you but I am over it. Luckily, Spring has come which is a time for renewal, growth and optimism. I hope you are feeling this too.We will start off with a ‘regular’ but shortened Rotary meeting on September 13, at 19:00.
 
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2021 ROTARY EMERGENCY SERVICES  COMMUNITY AWARD 2021-08-26 14:00:00Z 0

SECC Thanks Maroubra Rotary Club

A message from the SECC: "Thank you to Vivienne and the community at Rotary Club of Maroubra who have generously donated $2,200 worth of pantry and personal hygiene products to The People’s Pantry."
 
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Supporting the SECC

Posted on Aug 15, 2021
Our Club is once again supporting the local community by working in partnership with SECC (South Eastern Community Connect).
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Message from the President
 
 

Posted on Aug 15, 2021
President of the Rotary Club of Maroubra, Francis Cochrane, provides an update to all members and friends of Rotary. Fortnightly Zoom meetings are scheduled from August 16th. 
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Congratulations and Thank You to Our Raffle Winners 2021-06-30 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary Magazine 2021 Photo Awards   2021-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
Esme Nasser donates to Club's Philippines project 2021-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 9675 - Changeover 2021 2021-06-16 14:00:00Z 0
Artwork Raffle June at Pacific Square, Maroubra from 19th to 27th June 2021-06-16 14:00:00Z 0

Successful evening with Weftshop

Posted on Jun 07, 2021
(Pictured: Vivienne, Emma and Debra from WeftShop and PE Francis). It was a fun evening with guests & friends at our recent meeting and Weftshop sale. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, Weftshop made $1200.
 

 
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Rotary Club of Sydney—100th Anniversary   Michael Pusey 2021-05-30 14:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker Bruce Lord

Posted on May 31, 2021
President Simon with guest speaker Bruce Lord. Bruce, a past Rotary exchange student, spoke about the influence the opportunity for student exchange had on his life.
 
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Upcoming Events

Posted on May 24, 2021
Weftshop will be visiting on Monday, May 31st. The annual Changeover Meeting is on Monday, June 28th. 
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Club Assembly Notices 2021-05-23 14:00:00Z 0
Bruce Macarthur formally inducted into the Maroubra Rotary Club Michael Pusey 2021-05-23 14:00:00Z 0

May is Youth Service Month

Youth Service Month is a special time in Rotary. Throughout the month of May, members of Rotary clubs, Rotaract, Interact, and those involved in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Rotary Youth Exchange celebrate the opportunities Rotary provides to connect, grow through service, develop leadership skills, mentor or be mentored, and have fun.
 
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Guest Speaker Nathan Taylor - Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Scholarship  Michael Pusey 2021-05-09 14:00:00Z 0
World Malaria Day: WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more countries by 2025 Michael Pusey 2021-04-29 14:00:00Z 0
A successful Rotary fundraising collaboration with Maroubra and Sydney clubs 2021-04-26 14:00:00Z 0
Join the Rotary Fundraiser at Bunnings Eastgardens during ANZAC weekend Emma Raymond 2021-04-22 14:00:00Z 0
La Perouse Museum Hosts Rotary Club of Maroubra   Michael Pusey 2021-04-18 14:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Nick Hollo presents "Reading The Land"  Michael Pusey 2021-03-26 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Maroubra supports Weftshop Michael Pusey 2021-03-26 13:00:00Z 0
Commemorative coins to mark the Centenary of Rotary in Australia  Michael Pusey 2021-03-14 13:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Helen Empacher, Principal of Maroubra Junction Public School 2021-03-14 13:00:00Z 0

Club Awards Announced

Immediate Past District Governor Dianne North has congratulated all the clubs in our District for the effort they have put into the 2019-20 Rotary year. During a difficult year all clubs should be congratulated on the way they adapted to the many challenges that occurred during the year.
 
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Maroubra Rotary Hosts Geraldine Star and Guests

President-Elect Francis (centre) with guests: Tony Armstrong (Rotary Club of North Vancouver), Paula Johnson,  Geraldine Star (speaker), Prof. Michael Johnson.
 
Geraldine Star was our guest speaker and spoke about the process involved in writing her new book, She-Oak.
 
 
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The Rotary Club of Sydney shares Rotary Centenary plans for 2021 Emma Raymond 2021-03-04 13:00:00Z 0
Fashion Designer, Catharina Duval De Navarre, speaks to Rotary about fashion and sustainability 2021-02-25 13:00:00Z 0
IWD on March 8th 2021-02-25 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd. (RAWCS) Michael Pusey 2021-02-25 13:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox recognizes Rotary with Global Humanitarian Service Award   Emma Raymond 2021-02-10 13:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Michael Hawthorne Emma Raymond 2021-02-04 13:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President-elect Shekhar Mehta announces 2021-22 presidential theme
 
 

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, revealed the 2021-22 presidential theme, Serve to Change Lives, to incoming district governors on 1 February during the Rotary International Assembly.
He urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.
 
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Rotary Says Thank You Emma Raymond 2021-01-27 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club community work in the 1990s 2021-01-27 13:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Ken Hutt to paraglide off Everest for “End Polio Now” 2021-01-15 13:00:00Z 0
Rotary Maroubra rolls out a truck-full of donations for Mascot locals Vivienne Pusey 2020-11-29 13:00:00Z 0
Bruce Macarthur awarded Kingsford Smith Community Service Award Emma Raymond 2020-11-25 13:00:00Z 0
The Weft Shop Project Vivienne Pusey 2020-01-02 13:00:00Z 0 fair trade,not for profit,rotary club maroubra,weftshop
Maroubra Fun Run and Oktoberfest Dee Mills 2020-01-02 13:00:00Z 0 Maroubra Fun Run,Volunteers,rotary club maroubra

Rotary Club of Maroubra 60th Anniversary

The Rotary Club of Maroubra celebrated it's 60th Anniversary in February 2020.
 
Rotarians Past and Present and anyone else that has been involved in any of the projects over the last 60 years were invited to attend.
 
Monday 17th February 2020
6.30pm for a 7pm start
 
Bonnie Doon Golf Club, Banks Avenue, Pagewood NSW
Tickets: $80 for a 3 course dinner with a cash bar
Dress: Lounge Suit
 
RSVP:
Wednesday 29 January
Eileen Birchmeier
Email: ebirch1@bigpond.com
 
 
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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