Rotary is on the verge of eradicating polio from the face of the earth. Rotary started the campaign to eradicate polio in 1986, 32 years after Dr. Jonas Salk invented the vaccination. Other organizations said it could not be done, but Rotary pressed on and the incidences of polio have declined every singe year in the world since and partners in our efforts added.
Today, the planet is 99% free of polio and Rotary as the poster proclaims above, well, "We are just this close!"
Our partners in these efforts include the World Health Organization, unicef, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Learn more about Rotary's efforts below:
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The Utah E-Club first service project was completed on April 11, 2016 at the Old Mill Elementary School in Heber City, Utah.
The first and foremost goal of our club is to make a difference in as many people's lives as possible. A difference in the lives of individuals in our communities, in our nation and in our world. We strive to improve the living conditions for those who need the help wherever they may live on this planet. Help for those who can't help themselves right now due to their circumstances. Together, as Rotarians, we reach out and provide a helping hand for those who struggle and need assistance.
When Rotary helps, we teach principles of self-sufficiency so that those who benefit from our assistance can then in turn reach out to help others. By this method, we change the world for the better and enlist others in our efforts. Our work is aided by a vast network of 1.2 million Rotarians, 34,000 Rotary Clubs and The Rotary Foundation which provides the resources to transform the planet starting in our neighborhoods.
Have you ever thought about how much you could change things just by volunteering? It was Margaret Mead that said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Learn more on how you too can make a difference and join with like-minded individuals to do so.
If you want to learn more, view the video above.