In calendar year 2010, CEP Rotary Club has given $ 28,000 to deserving High School students and prior scholarship winners from the David Douglas, Reynolds and Parkrose High School Districts.
Other activities include sponsoring and conducting a “carnival” event for Muscular Dystrophy afflicted students, and participation in the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
In the past five (5) years, CEP Rotary Club has given over $ 10,000 to Rotary International to support efforts to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth. RI is working toward a $ 200 million drive to match the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s $ 355 million, to reach the goal of eradicating Polio in the few countries where Polio still exists. The crippling disease of Polio occured in over 300,000 persons in 1985. Now the number worldwide is between 100 and 200. Hopefully, those few cases will be wiped out, and the goal of complete eradication of Polio from the face of the earth will be achieved.