CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS - MANLY
President Enza reported on the Manly Council’s 50 year celebration for Meals on Wheels which she attended together with John Pack and David Park and the recognition that was given to The Rotary Club of Manly for their role in commencing Meals on Wheels in Manly together with the Senior Citizens Club 50 years ago.
 
REMEMBRANCE DAY - 11 NOVEMBER AT MANLY COUNCIL
 
Rotarian John Pack represented The Rotary Club of Manly at the Manly Council’s Remembrance Day Ceremony on the 11th 
November 2015.
 
John took along former RAF Captain Jock Ross DFC ( a former Rotary Club of Manly member also) who turns 96 in December. 
 
Jock flew more than 30 missions over Germany as a bomber pilot. He was number one Qantas Pilot, flew the Queen etc  Still does the Herald Cryptic each morning.  A really great person.
John and Jock attended morning tea afterwards with Mayor Jean Hay AM.
 
John Pack placed a book on the Cenotaph on behalf of the Rotary Club of Manly. Balgowlah Rotary, Manly Lions and many other Clubs also laid wreaths or books.
 
The book John laid was called “World War One –History in 100 Stories”.  John attached a Rotary Club card and also had the inscription  “In Remembrance---Rotary Club of Manly 11-11-2015” printed inside.
 
President Maggie introduced our guest speaker Clinical Associate Professor Nick Dorsch and his presentation on Polio Plus. Professor Nick Dorsch is a member of The Rotary Club of Chatswood.
 
Clinical Associate Professor Nick Dorsch graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1965. After three years at Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, he moved to England for surgical training with the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. He has worked at the Royal Prince Alfred, St George and Westmead Hospitals. He chaired the department of neurosurgery at Westmead from 1996 until he retired in 2007. He has also taught neurosurgery and general patient 
care in Indonesia. He has extensive clinical and research experience with over 200 meeting presentations and 350 publications. In 1986 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and in 1993 he was appointed Clinical Associate Professor, Sydney University. Professor Dorsch is a board member and spokesperson for The Brain Foundation. 
 
Professor Nick Dorsch spoke on the history of Polio worldwide and the effects that contracting Polio had on many people. He showed pictures of how the disease was treated using iron lungs. The history of poliomyelitis (polio) infections extends into prehistory. 
 
Professor Nick Dorsch also spoke about the need of Late Onset of Polio treatment and the symptoms of polio patients, as if he or she is going through the disease once again and the need for doctors to be able to recognize and treat patients.
 
Our own Rotarian John Pack is a survivor of Polio.
 
MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT GOVERNOR GINA GROWDEN
 
November also heralds the start of our Late Onset Polio Seminars for health professionals that Rotary is holding in conjunction with Polio Australia, with the first of these taking place in Narrabeen on 19 November followed closely by Ryde on the 26th and North Sydney on 8 December.   Rotary is planning 10 of these seminars throughout our District between now and April, and it is likely that the program will then be rolled out to other Districts in Australia and possibly overseas.  Thank you to all clubs who have forwarded your $250 contribution towards holding our seminars.  I ask those clubs who haven’t yet sent the donation to do so as soon as you are able.  This will help offset some of the costs associated with running the program.
 
Meeting closed and 8am.