Through the commitment by Rotarians for the past 31 years, the cases of polio in our world from over 350,000 cases in 1986 has diminished to just a handful of cases this calendar year.  There have only been four cases of polio reported this year, in just two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Rotary District 5280 has accomplished so many good works through the efforts of its individual members.  Last year, we were the first Rotary District in the world to have every individual member contribute to Polio Plus.  This was a huge accomplishment!  This year, we are attempting to accomplish this again for the second year in a row.
Congratulations to the more than 50% of the Rotary clubs in our District that already had their individual members contribute to Polio Plus this year.  These clubs will be recognized at the District Conference in May.  In order to have 100% of the Rotarians in our District contribute to this important cause, we need your help. If you, and your fellow club Rotarians, haven't already done so, please consider contributing to Polio Plus this year.  Your District 5280 Polio Plus Chair, Shirley Giltzow, is anxious to help you with all of the paperwork.  You can contact her at , or at 310-377-2979 for any assistance.   You will be part of the solution of eliminating this terrible disease from our world forever.