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Anna is from Smethport, PA but spent her summers on Chautauqua Lake in Burtis Bay. After graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Biology she went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon. Anna is residency-trained optometrist, having completed her post graduate program at American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, WA which specialized in geriatric ocular disease, low vision, and primary care. She enjoys the all aspects of eye care from routine to the diagnosis and management of ocular disease such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Anna is the newest optometrist at Spectrum Eyecare joining that practice in May of 2014. Anna is married to Rob who is an aeronautical engineer with SKF.
|Anna with her sponsor Greg Jones and president Todd Allen.|
Posted by Greg Jones
on Dec 31, 2014
On Monday December 29, 2014 our long standing member Rich Barkstrom received his second Paul Harris Fellow presented by Spud Ericson. Rich is an active club member and served his country as an air force fighter pilot with many missions over Vietnam retiring as a Lt. Colonel from active and reserve service. As a multiple Paul Harris Fellow Rich is able to name an additional Paul Harris fellow and he chose to remember his father and long time Rotary member Ted Barkstrom with that honor.
Rich with Spud Ericson and President Todd Allen.
Posted by Greg Jones
on Dec 30, 2014
Once again we celebrated Christmas with our party being held at the beautiful Juliet Rousch Center on the Lutheran Campus. Our club loves parties and this is always one not to miss. Thanks to all who put this together and to Elegant Edibles for the fine meal we all enjoyed!!
A few photos of this years event.
Dr. Tom Frieden, director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides an update on progress being made to end polio in the three remaining endemic countries
Posted by Greg Jones
on Nov 15, 2014
A short 4 minute video which highlights the progress towards a polio free world which all started with the Rotary International Program "End Polio Now". It may happen in 2015 or maybe not until 2018 but we will make it!!!!!!
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...
Man in iron lung discovers Rotary
One might think a man living with polio in an iron lung would know about Rotary. But it wasn't until Paul Alexander had a business meeting with a member in Duncanville, Texas, earlier this year that he learned Rotary fights to eradicate the very disease that left him almost completely paralyzed. "I was completely blown away by the idea. For all these years, I didn't know the work they were doing," says Alexander, a practicing attorney in Dallas. "It's such a perfect fit for me." Alexander contracted polio during a major U.S. outbreak of the disease in the late 1950s when he was six years old...
Alumni recognized for expanding mental health services and supporting Rotary’s work
Dr. Geetha Jayaram has dedicated her life to helping people in her native India and the United States overcome the torment of severe depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and other mental illnesses. Jayaram is a psychiatrist and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Her work expanding access to mental health services is much needed. Depression affects at least 350 million people and is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. "In India, there is no mental...
Rotary’s innovative tribute to polio eradication in India breaks Guinness world record
To eradicate polio in India, Rotary members displayed impressive coordination and commitment. So it should come as no surprise that Rotary members in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, were able to mobilize more than 40,000 people to create the world's largest human national flag. The tribute to the polio eradication effort qualified as a Guinness World Records-breaking achievement. "What impressed me most was that all of Rotary was represented: Rotaractors, Interactors, and Rotarians," says RI President Gary C.K. Huang, who participated in the event along with his wife, Corinna, and other Rotary senior...