This is a program from our 2016 archives that's been updated with a more recent and very compelling video to help inspire Rotarians everywhere of how far we've come in battling polio and the vigilant work that remains to eradicate it. We hope it helps to inspire you because "we're THIS close" to defeating the disease.


PRESIDING TODAY IS: Diana Martinelli

bellDing! We’re now in session.

Welcome all – Visitors, fellow Rotarians and guests alike to this E-Club program!


Four-Way Test

At the beginning of each meeting we remind ourselves of the The Four-Way Test.  Therefore, please remember to ask yourself always . . .

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

A Reflective Moment


A Light Moment

 "I resigned as the Broncos’ head coach because of illness and fatigue. The fans were sick and tired of me.”
                                                                        ---John Ralston


Program:  World Polio Day is Approaching!

October 24 marks the annual recognition of World Polio Day, a day to help raise awareness about the funding needed to push through to full disease eradication. Of all the good that Rotarians do for their communities and others, the effort to rid the world of this horrible disease is perhaps the organization’s finest and most notable work.
Begun in 1985, Rotary’s PolioPlus activities have helped free all but two countries from polio’s scourge. How remarkable! And how satisfying for Rotarians everywhere who have banded together in this fight. However, as we are often reminded, the battle is not yet won, but Rotary is in it until the end; indeed, we are “in it to win it.”
I hope you and your Rotary chapter take pride in this incredible concerted effort and laser-sharp vision. As our October 2016 issue of Rotarian notes, materials are available online to celebrate World Polio Day at There also will be a live-streamed global status update Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta that can be accessed through the link above.
Please also visit the Facebook page dedicated to the day and visit the 2017 Tedx Talk at Purdue University by Jennifer Jones. At the time, Jennifer served as Vice President of Rotary International, where with 16 global directors, oversaw the policy, governance and fiduciary responsibilities of more than 35,ooo Rotary Clubs. As the video description says: 
"It will remind you of the devastation of this once-common illness and why we cannot and must not take our progress against it for granted. Not only will eradication lead to healthier, less fearful lives, it will also facilitate great economic gains in our poorest nations.
"Watch and listen now to learn of our particular challenges; how polio efforts differ from those of the small pox eradication battle. Then say a prayer and make yet another donation to the cause, if you can. I believe in my heart we will celebrate success soon, and I can’t wait to share in that joy with fellow Rotarians." 
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