Somalia was the last country to identify a new case, which occurred on August 11, 2014. While Africa has achieved an important public health milestone, the job is not yet finished. To end polio forever, all countries – both endemic and non-endemic – must strengthen routine immunization, address gaps in disease surveillance and do more to reach children who are still being missed by vaccinators . . .
Rotary is a group of community, business, and professional leaders of all ages—busy people generally, even those who have "retired"—who come together to:
o get to know each other better,
o stay up to date on what's happening in the community and the world,
o work together to make things happen to improve the community where we live and communities abroad, and
o have fun while we're doing all this.
Our impact upon our local community is significant every year. Being situated in a cosmopolitan town with a population that travels all over the world and is diverse in ethnicity and culture, Berkeley Rotary is also highly active in international service projects, working jointly with Rotary clubs in other countries.
We're a club of 130 Rotarian members, 320 Rotaracters (college and post-college) and 40 Interacters (high school). As a club approaching its 100th birthday in 2016-17, we constantly work at reinventing ourselves so we can serve our community and members better. It works: We were named the best club in our District, which covers much of northern California, a year back. See more about our service work below in the areas of education, public health, youth programs and building future leaders, water and sanitation, vocational and economic development, and working for peace. . . .