Guess Who’s Turning 108?

Posted February 23, 2013 by jimhigley

Question: How long does it take to blow out 108 candles?

Answer: Ask any of the 1.2 million Rotary members around the globe. They are masters of numbers.

Just consider these staggering statistics pertaining to Rotary’s incredible commitment to eradicate polio:

  • When Rotary began the fight to end polio in 1985, nearly 350,000 people in 125 countries died from the disease annually.
  • Today, the number polio cases has decreased by 99%.
  • Rotary’s efforts have vaccinated over 2 billion children against the disease – 429 million children in 2012!
  • In 2012, only 3 countries worldwide remain polio endemic.
Dedicated to humanitarian service, Rotary has been a leader in humanitarian service for 108 years. And today is their birthday!Like me, you’re probably asking yourself, “What do you get a 108-year-old humanitarian service organization on their birthday?”

Here’s a few great options:
  • Educate yourself on Rotary’s efforts to finally wipe polio off the planet. We are “This Close.” Read more.
  • Be a star and add your face to the World’s Biggest Commercial! Show your support to eradicate polio!
  • Tell world leaders that their support is needed to finally rid our planet of polio.
  • Thank a Rotary member. There are over 34,000 chapters worldwide.
  • Become a member of Rotary. Help make this next year their best yet!
For more information on Rotary, visit their website.

  • dadofdivas

    Love hits! I was a member of Rotary for a number of years and loved the org and what it stands for!