December is the month we focus on disease prevention and treatment. Of course, Rotary is most known for our efforts to eradicate polio. Our district is pushing hard to raise more money and awareness by holding World Polio Day events and fundraisers and by becoming members of the PolioPlus Society. If you have not yet made this commitment of $100 a year until the World Health Organization declares this disease eradicated, please consider this now!
Rotary members also work to combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AISA, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. We also educate people on prevention by bringing hearing, vision and dental care to communities all over the world where there is no available care. I was so fortunate last month to join with other Rotarians from our district as we traveled to Guatemala where we participated in health, dental, and vision screening for over 100 children in a remote village in northern Guatemala who do not have access to healthcare that we have.
We also visited the hospital in San Benito where many of our clubs had donated funds to air-condition the maternity ward and update the NICU.  Our district also participates in the Zone 30-31 Heart-to-Heart mission in Mexico. Some of the H2H projects are elementary school RR renovations, security fencing, ultra sound device for health clinics, support for Kidney transplants and dry toilets for a rural village. District 5830 has been quite involved. 

Thank you for the gifts to the foundation during October. Mark your calendar for our Foundation Banquet on Feb. 4, 2023. Location to be determined.
I have almost finished all of my club visits. It has been such a wonderful experience as I have made so many new friends and heard about your fundraisers and service projects. District 5830 is the best!