Rotary Club of
Crystal Lake


Volume 5 | Issue 35



Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin
We'll try to keep everyone up-to-date on our weekly meetings and all our Dawnbreaker activities.
We're not just Rotarians...we're Dawnbreakers!
Tomorrow Morning
Country Inn and Suites
Club Assembly
If you're unable to attend in person:
Dawnbreaker Board Meeting
Next Tuesday
March 8th
CFB President Greg presents our check for $1000
Alexander Leigh Center for Autism
Habitat for Humanity
Dawnbreaker Work Day 
Saturday, March 19.
Dawnbreakers New(ish) Member Social
March 23rd
6:00 pm..
McHenry County Community Foundation
 Dawnbreakers Pollinator Garden
at the Nature Center
April 30th
(Raindate of May 14th)
We've received word that there WILL be hospitality suites on Friday evening at this year's District Conference at the Grand Geneva.  
Attend the Coalition meeting March 16th to help with the planning!
Road Clean-Up
April 23rd

As a result of ongoing disease surveillance, the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) has confirmed the presence of type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Tsabango, Lilongwe, Malawi. Analysis shows that the virus is genetically linked to WPV1 that was detected in Pakistan’s Sindh province in October 2019.

The three-year-old girl in Malawi experienced onset of paralysis on 19 November 2021, and stool specimens were collected for testing on 26 and 27 November. Sequencing of the virus conducted in February by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed this case as WPV1.

Detection of WPV1 outside the world’s two remaining endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, is a serious concern and underscores the importance of prioritizing polio immunization activities. Until polio is fully eradicated, all countries remain at risk of importation and must maintain high vaccination coverage to protect all children from polio.

The GPEI is supporting health authorities in Malawi to conduct a thorough assessment of the situation and begin urgent immunization activities in the sub-region to mitigate any risk of spread. Surveillance measures are also being expanded in Malawi and neighboring countries to detect any other potential undetected transmission.

As an imported case from Pakistan, this detection does not affect the WHO African Region’s wild poliovirus-free certification status officially marked in August 2020. 

Malawi last recorded a case of wild poliovirus in 1992.

The polio eradication program has seen importations from endemic countries to regions that have been certified wild poliovirus-free in the past, and has moved quickly to successfully stop transmission of the virus in these areas.

Dawnbreaker Board Meeting:  March 8th 5:30  Zoom
Rotary Coalition Meeting:  March 16th  Hybrid
Habitat for Humanity Dawnbreaker workday:  March 19th
Dawnbreaker New Member Social:  March 23rd  6:00 p.m.
Dawnbreaker Road Clean-Up:  April 23rd
Pollinator Garden workday:  April 30th
District 6440 Spring Training:  May 7th
Pollinator Garden raindate:  May 14th
District 6440 Conference:  May 20-22nd  Grand Geneva
Rotary International Convention:  June 4-8th  Houston
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