How will you celebrate 30 years of PolioPlus?

Rotary members in Panama City, Panama, celebrated Rotary's anniversary last year by lighting up the Biodiversity Museum with the End Polio Now logo.

Rotary members in Panama City, Panama, celebrated Rotary’s anniversary last year by lighting up the Biodiversity Museum with the End Polio Now logo.

This year marks 30 years since Rotary launched its campaign to rid the world of polio.

During a speech at Rotary’s annual training event for leaders in February 1985, then President Carlos Canseco announced what he called “the biggest news in Rotary,” an organized campaign to eradicate polio by working alongside the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Prior to that, Rotary Foundation grants had supported immunization activities in individual countries.

Leading up to Rotary’s anniversary, 23 February, we will have coverage of our progress in eradicating polio, and what Rotary clubs are doing to celebrate, on Rotary.org and endpolio.org. Send photos of your club’s celebration to blog@rotary.org to be included in a special gallery here.

5 thoughts on “How will you celebrate 30 years of PolioPlus?

  1. Greetings from Guatemala, Central America. Kootenai Valley Rotary 1013 in Montana and Matzatenango Rotary, are visiting here to evaluate Water Projects they are committed to. Today is also the 77th Birthday, of George Gerard, one of the Rotary Members. Happy Birthday GEORGE and to Rotary International from all of us here in Guatemala at the Clinica Maxeña.

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  2. I’m the president of the Club Interact Ciudad Juarez Santa Maria and we will host a vaccine campaign to erradicate polio with the health secretary in the National Health Week here in México, it’s a blessing to be part of Rotary International.
    Let’s Light Up Rotary!

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  3. Pingback: How will you celebrate 30 years of PolioPlus? | Warsaw Rotary , Club 3393, District 6540

  4. I’ll hold Rotary/Polio/WGM Day in premises of League of Arab States, Cairo-Egypt on 5 March 2015. It will coincide with visit of Susanne Rea WGM, initiator. I expect wide media coverage to ‘show’ what Rotary has done in polio vaccination and eradication in Arab countries, in Africa and Asia. A lot in fact. We need to be known for the ‘good’ we do in our communities and worldwide. THIS IS ROTAR-Ar and WGM posters will be shown.

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