D5110 PolioPlus Update as of July 14th, 2021
Wild Polio Virus - ONCE AGAIN…NO NEW CASES this last week😃.
ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT - The number of days since the last case of the wild poliovirus Type 1 occurred in Afghanistan.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-ONE - The number of days since the last case of the wild poliovirus Type 1 occurred in Pakistan.
TWO - The total number of cases of the wild poliovirus Type 1 that occurred in the world since New Year’s Day.
TWENTY-THIRD WEEK IN A ROW with no new reported cases.
For the past Rotary year of 2020 – 2021, Rotarians, Clubs and our District DDF successfully raised $141k towards PolioPlus or 98% of DG Cindi O’Neil’s goal – way to go!! This is especially impressive given the circumstances and challenges during this pandemic – I am so impressed with the work and effort towards this cause. It makes me very proud to be a member of this District.
PolioPlus Society is now a global effort
A visionary concept brought forth by our very own Harriett Schloer of the Bend High Desert Rotary Club and then DG Dell Gray of the Roseburg Rotary Club created the PolioPlus Society we have today–nearly 800 District Rotarians strong today. Three other Districts in our Zones subsequently started their own PolioPlus Societies in the years since…Districts 5020, 5100 and 5240. Then this year we expanded it into our two Zones. I am excited to announce that the PolioPlus Society has now gone Worldwide, having recently received the blessing of TRF, as long as each district administers their own Society. We are definitely standing on the shoulders of Harriett and Dell, and now others are standing on our shoulders…is that exciting or what! 😃.
Respectively submitted by Nelson Maler, D5110 PolioPlus Society Chair.