We did not have a morning meeting last Thursday, February 19. Instead, we had an evening membership event on Friday, February 20th. Thank you to Denny Liddle for organizing the event. It was well attended, with plenty of great food and fun company. I had a great time when are we going to do this again-was a frequently heard comment from the attendees.
We will resume our regular meeting time and location this week- 7:15 AM at the Green Diamond. Our speaker at this weeks meeting is Jim Sawin, the new Executive Director Lake Anna YMCA.
To what successful Rotary Program do the following statements apply:
  • 125 countries declared polio free;
  • More than 2.5 billion children immunized;
  • This year marks its 30th anniversary;
  • Since the launch of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the global incidence of polio cases has decreased by 99 percent. In March 2014 India, once deemed the most difficult place to end polio, was declared polio-free, making the entire Southeast Region polio-free. As of February 11, Africa had no new cases of wild poliovirus in six months, though the continent must mark three full years without a new case to be officially declared polio-free by WHO. Until polio is stopped in the remaining endemic areas, all countries must maintain high levels of surveillance and immunization rates to rapidly detect any importation of the poliovirus and minimize its impact. Now that 99 percent of the world’s population lives in regions certified polio-free, the goal of eradication is closer than ever.
If you answered Polio Plus-you are a winner, and the program will win if every Rotarian makes a donation: http://www.endpolio.org/donate