You may know that Rotary District 5170 was running a PolioPlus fundraising program which entailed selling Mother’s Day cards with a PolioPlus theme based on a program started by the Rotary Club of Sunnyvale a few years back. PolioPlus of course is the program that Rotary International started and has remained an integral part of since 1985 to eradicate polio worldwide. The cards sold for $10.00 and the program brought in $20, 580. Not a bad way to commemorate mothers worldwide with the message of the eradication of polio is “THIS CLOSE!!”
One of the things I enjoy about being a Rotarian is that projects get done without much fanfare and patting each other on the back. It is however nice to be noticed.
There are plans in place to eradicate polio by the end of 2018. No one can predict the exact date but the effort is underway and is executing the way it was described. We need to continue the effort to remove polio from the entire world.