As of February 23, Rotary International will be 120 years old. It is a networking organization with over 1.2 million members worldwide. In 1987 women were allowed to join Rotary. While Rotary clubs have accomplished a great deal for their local communities, one of their greatest achievements has been to contain polio worldwide. They began in 1979 and have immunized more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Their work has reduced polio cases by 99.9% worldwide with polio only remaining in 2 countries.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Falls club is an important service club in the Cedar Valley and we thank them for their work. - written by Leigh Zeitz