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Rotary learns about fight against polio at Thursday meeting

At Thursday’s Rotary meeting, Cindy Conley, with the help of Pastor Randy Douglass, showed some short educational films about Rotary. She showed a film about the polio plus program in action. Rotary has spent the past 30 years trying to eradicate polio from the face of the Earth. In 2015, only Afghanistan and Pakistan had cases of polio. Nigeria did not have any cases since 2014, however, 2 cases were discovered in July, 2016. Since that time, 25 million children have been immunized with the polio vaccine in Nigeria. An article about this was in a recent Evansville Sunday courier. The polio plus program is part of the Rotary Foundation. Rotary has spent over $3 billion dollars on humanitarian projects since the foundation was formed in 1917. Next Thursday, Rotary Governor Dave Matthews will pay the club a visit. Dave is a big child advocate and is a big supporter of the Guardian Center. All Rotarians and anybody in the community is welcome to attend.

In club business, Vice-President Dwain Harrelson conducted the meeting. Morris McCall named Dale Peters the phantom. Kelly Pyle won the honor of selecting the pink ball in the 50/50 drawing but did not so the large pot rolls over. Andy Williams and Little Giant prepared a delicious meal of fried chicken, scalloped potatoes and mixed vegetables. Pictures are provided by Kenny Harrelson. The club meets at noon on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Anyone wishing to get involved is encouraged to come help Rotary with the many local projects and charities that are supported.