Our recent guest speaker, Beth Woolley, provided a stimulating presentation on the End Polio campaign.  The presentation walked through Rotary's journey initiating and sustaining the End Polio campaign, and the tremendous support of partners in getting so close to world eradication of the disease.  The good news is that Nigeria is at the 3 year mark without new cases, so is about to be declared Polio free.  But we still have 88 confirmed cases in Afghanistan and Pakistan for the year to date.  We were reminded that we cannot stop our endeavours, even though it seems soooo close to the end; and that if we were to stop our efforts tomorrow, within 10 years an estimated 200,000 cases per year would be the outcome.
Thanks to everyone that supports this great cause.  If you feel you can contribute financially to help us get closer, head to this web page - https://www.endpolio.org/how-to-help.  Remember, for every dollar contributed, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute $2.  We can do this!