Friday, 12 March 2010 00:00
Gabor Karsai, Rotary District 7250 Governor Nominee and Past President of the Locust Valley Rotary Club spoke of the ongoing need to work to eliminate polio as an economically and socially devastating disease.
Having just returned from India where, as part of a Rotary International Team that joined with local doctors and clinics to provide the vaccine to children, Karsai reviewed the 20 years of hard work by Rotary and its partners that has enabled the world to be at the brink of eradicating this disease. He stated that a strong push is now needed to root it out once and for all, because as long as polio threatens even one child, children everywhere are at risk.
With the blizzard behind, and the weather cooperating, the Glen Cove Community gave its full support to the appeal by the Rotary Club of Glen Cove to assist in providing nonperishable food and household supplies to the North Shore INN of Glen Cove to enable it to provide continuing support to those in need.
During the day, Rotarians and members of Glen Cove High School DECA, with the cooperation of Stop & Shop, collected donations, that filled a grand total of 65 packing boxes (over half a ton total) with needed items, from shoppers.
Rotary would like to thank all who so generously supported their community, and would also like to remind everyone that donations to the local food pantries are needed on a continuing basis, and that there are several donation sites within the City, including local churches, City Hall and Capital One Bank.