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The Geneva Rotary Club was recently honored for its support of the 2016-2017 End Polio Now: Make History Today Campaign.

Geneva Rotary contributed $4,205.51 to the 2016-2017 end polio campaign and the club received a Certificate of Appreciation from Laurie Vonglis, Rotary District 7120 Foundation Sub-Committee PolioPlus Chair.

Rotary International has been working on the eradication of polio around the world since 1985. Joined by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2007, the goal is now within reach.

“As you may know the number of new wild polio cases in 2017 was a record low of 22,” said Vonglis. “With our continued support this year, that number could perhaps reach zero. Regardless, as Rotarians, we must be prepared to continue this ‘marathon’ until we can all cross the finish line together and finally celebrate the eradication of polio.”

Club President Tara Rago praised club members for their support of PolioPlus. “This is another example of the good that Rotary does both worldwide and in our local community,” she said.

Rotary International is composed of 1.2 million men and women around the world who donate their expertise, time and funds to support local and international projects that help people in need and promote understanding amongst cultures. If you are interested in serving your community in a new way and are interested in becoming a Geneva Rotarian, please contact for more information or visit us on our website at Geneva Rotary meets every Wednesday at noon at Geneva Country Club.

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