Posted by Priscilla Thain on Aug 12, 2017
District Governor Joe Ruskey urged club members on August 7, to tell the story of Rotary, which has 1.2 million members in over 200 countries.  The Rotary Foundation is one of 5 foundations in the world where 95 cents on the dollar goes to programs.  In 1985, when the polio eradication effort was started, there were 350,000 cases of polio annually.  So far in 2017 we are down to only 8 cases.  Rotary has a masters program at the 6 top universities in the world, where peace and conflict resolution are taught.
Joe owned an IT firm in Chicago and joined Rotary when he moved to Prairie du Chien.  He met leaders of the community and became President of the Prairie du Chien Rotary club.  He then became Foundation Chair and then Assistant District Governor. He urged club members to attend the Tri-Conference at the Wilderness Resort on May 4-6 in 2018.
Pictured below are District Governor Joe Ruskey and his wife Tina along with Assistant District Governor John Locke and MBR Club President Heather Dyer.