Posted by Steve Jones-D'Agostino on Jan 01, 2022
The Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough wishes you all the best in the year ahead - and beyond! 
Click here, to watch our "Happy New Year" greeting, and our "End Polio Now" shout-out. 
To view photos of our 2021 Club's Holiday Party, click here.
Rotary International is a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which seeks to End Polio Now.
Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of five. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly three billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
To learn more from RI about worldwide efforts aimed at ending polio, click here.

Our Club engages in service above self, to make a difference in the lives of people - both locally and worldwide. We welcome you to attend our twice-monthly Club Meetings, which are held on the first and third Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Boxboro Regency. We invite you to join us for our monthly Social Gatherings, which are held on the fourth Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Boxboro Regency. For directions to the Boxboro Regency, click here.
To visit our Club's website, click here.
To check our Club's calendar for upcoming Service, Fellowship, and Fun opportunities, click here.
For more information, contact Steve Jones-D'Agostino, our Club's 2021-2022 president, at either or 508-930-8675.
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