Rotary Club of Cleveland
2015 International Fellowship Day February 5, 2015
The Rotary Club of Cleveland hosted their annual International Fellowship Day in Cleveland Ohio on February 5, 2015. The event featured the presentation of the International Service Award to Dr. Delos “Toby” M. Cosgrove, Chief Executive Officer and President, Cleveland Clinic.
Paul Qua, president of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, told of the history of Rotary International and specifically the Rotary Club of Cleveland at the International Fellowship Day in Cleveland Ohio on February 5, 2015. He mentioned how, with the help of Rotary, the terrible disease polio is almost eradicated from the face of the earth.
President Qua conducted normal Rotary business including a special recognition of Stanley H. Adams for his long service.
Stanley H. Adams
Jim McIntyre gave his news updates.
Paul Qua and Jim McIntyre
Ingrida Bublys and Dr. Toby Cosgrove
Ingrida Bublys, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania and past-president of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, told of the history of the International Service Award of the Rotary Club of Cleveland at the International Fellowship Day.
The 2015 International Service Award was presented at the meeting to Dr. Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, CEO and President of the Cleveland Clinic.
This award was presented to Dr. Cosgrove not only for his commitment to a better world and the furtherance of world understanding and peace, but for his vision in guiding the Clinic’s global outreach through international medical education programs, “in-country” offices located around the world and the special care taken with those individuals who daily travel to Cleveland far away from home through the Clinic’s International Patient Services program. The “culture of care” Dr. Cosgrove has fostered embodies so much of what Rotary was founded on - “Service Above Self.”
Toby Cosgrove receives award from Paul Qua and Ingrida Bublys
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish presented Dr. Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, CEO and President of the Cleveland Clinic, with a proclamation congratulating Dr. Cosgrove in receiving the 2015 International Service Award
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish
Other proclamations and certificates were presented to Dr. Cosgrove from the city, state and federal levels.
Josh Prest from Senator Rob Portman's office
Lynn Stevens from Governor John Kasich's office
Dr. Delos (Toby) M. Cosgrove, CEO and President of the Cleveland Clinic, accepts the 2015 International Service Award at the Rotary Club of Cleveland International Fellowship Day.
Dr. Delos (Toby) Cosgrove
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Cosgrove told of how the Cleveland Clinic became associated with the Middle East, in particular Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He continued his speech on the Cleveland relationship with Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One interesting fact - 8500 doctors applied for the job and they selected the 175 best of them for the facility.
He said that he is often asked why the Cleveland Clinic is investing in Abu Dhabi and he states that "Abu Dhabi is investing in the Cleveland Clinic." The relationship has also spread the name of the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland around the world.
In the Q&A session, Dr. Cosgrove was asked if people and their kids should get vaccinated. Dr. Cosgrove said that everybody should get vaccinated and that there is no evidence that the vaccines are associated with autism. He warned that we will have an uprising of diseases (like measles and whooping cough) if we don't immunize.
Congratulations to Ingrida Bublys, Richard S. Pollak, Chair, International Service Committee, Beverly A. Ghent-Skrzynski, Executive Director/2014-2015 President-Elect and all of the Cleveland Rotary for the 2015 International Fellowship Day event and congratulations to Dr. Cosgrove for a much-deserved award.
Enjoy these other images from the event.
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Richard S. Pollak and Beverly A. Ghent-Skrzynski
Cecilia Wong and Murat Gurer
Margaret Wong and Dr. Toby Cosgrove
Gary Kotlarsic and Ingrida Bublys
Anthony Yen and Dr. Toby Cosgrove
George Hwang, Margaret Wong, J.Christian Langmack, Ingrida Bublys, Maria Pujana and Richard Crepage
Karin Eisenhardt, Dr Toby Cosgrove and Stanley Adams
Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Beverly A. Ghent-Skrzynski, Anthony Yen, Romas Bublys, Ingrida Bublys and Richard Crepage
Margaret Wong and Dick Pogue
Dick Russ, Joy Roller, Ken Kovach, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, Margaret Wong. Armond Budish and George Hwang