Rotary Club of Anchorage East

Countdown to History

Posted by Dave Kester
It is not every day you have the opportunity to make history.  However, Rotarians around the world are on the verge of making history by eradicating polio from the face of the earth.  You will be pleased to know, cases in 3 remaining countries that have the polio virus continue to go down substantially each year.  As I write this, so far in 2017 RI reports there have been just 6 reported cases in Afghanistan, 4 in Pakistan and 0 in Nigeria.  With being this close, it is critical to maintain momentum as we “Countdown to History.”
 
World Polio Day is Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  Let me encourage you to join your Foundation Committee to celebrate World Polio Day at the Bear & Raven Theater on 10/24.  There will be a showing of the polio update from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plus food, fun and so much more.  Save the date and more details will follow as the Foundation Committee puts them together.
 
I hope you make plans to join us so that you too can be a part of making polio history!