Posted on Oct 26, 2019
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are celebrating a major milestone this World Polio Day: confirmation that a second type of the wild poliovirus has been eradicated, which is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of a polio-free world. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, announced the historic feat in a video address during Rotary’s Global Online Update on 24 October.
This week's stories
Hoops on the Hudson
In Yonkers, New York, USA, a new basketball court four years in the making is providing valuable life lessons to the community’s kids — and its adults. A member of the Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers, Peter Spano dreamed of turning the neighborhood eyesore into a source of civic pride even before he joined the club. The club provided a reliable source of volunteers as well as financial resources.
Rotary members don’t turn a blind eye
As Rotarians we choose to see those who are dying from diseases for lack of clean water or sanitation, who are displaced by war or crisis, or who live in poverty because of lack of economic development plans. We see, and take action. In the second of a series of reflections on Rotary’s Vision Statement, District Governor Paddy Rooney of Pennsylvania, USA, explains the meaning of the words “we see.” 
Service Above Self Award nominations open
Nominations are open for the Service Above Self award. District governors may nominate members who have demonstrated exemplary service through 31 October.
Charity Navigator gives The Rotary Foundation four stars
For the 12th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received a four-star rating, the highest, from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
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