Dr. Bassett gave an interesting report on his participation in the 2012 International Assembly in San Diego last week.  The room was charged with excitement as Rotary had several pieces of good news related to our fight to eradicate polio from the world.  He kept saying, "and the crowd went wild!" 

 Here's a picture from Rotary.org of the assembly participants as the Gates Foundation made its announcement.

Attendees at the 2012 International Assembly give a standing ovation after Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announces that the Gates Foundation has awarded an additional US$50 million grant to The Rotary Foundation. Rotary Images/Alyce Henson

Thank you, Dr. Bassett, for attending this important Rotary International event.  Middletown Rotarians look forward to your year as District Governor.