As Rotarians we are often thanked for the work we do in the community, but many people don't realize the impact we make throughout the world.  
Recently the U.S. Senate recognized Rotary International for their efforts in eradicating polio. 
http://rotary.synapticdigital.com/Latest-Stories/u.s.-senate-lauds-rotary-international-for-its-leadership-in-fighting-polio/s/06f1a8b1-84fb-4fbf-83a2-1ed1ae3edb91