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Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign.
The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star Ziggy Marley, and a speech by Minda Dentler, a polio survivor and Ironman competitor. After the event, Chin will hold a concert in Chicago to benefit the End Polio Now campaign.
Other speakers include Dr. James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, representatives of Sanofi Pasteur, the largest manufacturer of polio vaccine, Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko, and Rotary Foundation Vice chair Michael McGovern.
For more on this and other polio eradication activities, visit endpolionow.org.
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Our club earns the Presidential Citation with Distinction for our activities in the last Rotary Year. The award is given by past RI President Ron Burton and is here being presented by our past District Governor, Irena Brichta to current and immediate past Presidents Vlasta and Gerry. Prague International is the only club in the District to earn this award.
Bravo to all our members!