Ed Jacobson of Pierre, District Governor for Rotary District 5610, shared his assessment of and vision for the 43 clubs in the four-state region when he made his official annual visit to the Rotary Club of Downtown Sioux Falls on Monday, October 17. His presentation focused on the things that make Rotary unique, how and why Rotary’s 4-Way Test was written and the Rotary Foundation’s 100-year history.

Program Highlights:
  • The Rotary International theme this year is "Rotary Serving Humanity"
  • The 4-Way Test was started by Herbert J. Taylor in 1932, for his business.  The test started in Rotary in 1942, when Richard Venor asked his Chicago Rotary Club to adopt the test.  Walgreen Corporation has also adopted the 4-Way Test and has it posted in all its stores.
  • This year, there are 51 cases of polio in the world.  Pakistan and Afghanistan remain the most difficult countries to shed the disease.
Monday, October 24, 2016 is End Polio Day.  At 10:30am in the Starlight Room at the Holiday Inn, Mayor Mike Huether will be presenting an End Polio Day Proclamation to all Sioux Falls Rotary clubs.  Our own member, Char Hofer, has coordinated this effort.  Come if you can!
Next Week’s Program:
US Senate Candidate Debate between Jay Williams-D and John Thune-R
October 17, 2016 meeting attendance:
  • Meeting attendance was 64 out of 310 or 21%
  • 39 out of 64 attendees were Paul Harris Fellows or 61%
  • Also in attendance:  2 Visiting Rotarians; 3 Junior Rotarians; 2 Guests; 1 Roaming Rotarian