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We mourn the passing of Laney Littlejohn.   However, with no services held, we feel no closure.  What can we do with our grief?  Laney’s family has asked that anyone wishing to honor Laney’s life, make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation.   Terry Z and Wally figured out a way to do that in the biggest possible way and in a manner Laney would surely approve. 
 
 
 
Any member making a memorial gift to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus efforts will get matching funds from our club's polio funds, and that donation in turn will be matched by the Gates Foundation 2:1, making a single dollar into six dollars.   And since polio eradication efforts are primarily focused on Muslim countries now, we believe Laney would approve.   Laney worked for most of his career in Saudi Arabia with Aramco and loved the Saudi people.  
 
To make the donation online, go to www.rotary.org and click the blue box "GIVE".  Choose the Polio Plus Fund, and click on Gift Options on the payment page and select In Memoriam.  Decedent is Laney Littlejohn, letter recipient is Mary Ann Littlejohn @ 6433 Sewanee, Houston, TX 77005.   Or you may give a check to Terry, Wally or Craig at a weekly meeting.     
 
Last week's polio outbreak of 2 cases in Nigeria makes it more important than ever to recommit to the Global Polio Eradication effort.  Honoring Laney at the same time makes it even more meaningful to do so.
 
 
 
 
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