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President
President 2021-2022 (PE)
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Foundation Chair
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Covid-19 Notice
Due to the current Coronavirus restrictions, we are unable to conduct our weekly meetings at the Westford Regency.
 
If you are interested in finding out how we help our community through service projects, we invite you to attend one of our virtual online meetings. Just send an email to westfordrotarypres@gmail.com and put "Guest Request" in the subject.
 
We'd love to have you join us and meet us in 'virtual' person.
About our Club

Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA  01886
United States of America
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What is Polio?

The Disease

Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.

Most know it as poliovirus. The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.

The world’s progress in fighting polio might be one of the best-kept secrets in global health.

Bill Gates, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Facts

 

1

Polio mainly affects children under age 5.

2

There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine.

3

Only three countries remain endemic.

4

We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988.

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Until we end polio forever, every child is at risk.

Who is Affected?

Unless we eradicate polio, within 10 years, as many as 200,000 new cases could occur around the world each year. In the past few years, only two countries have reported cases of polio caused by the wild virus, but no child anywhere is safe until we’ve vaccinated every child.

 

How Can You Help?

Rotary is working to raise funds in the fight against polio.  Ask a Rotary Member how you can donate today or donate at https://www.endpolio.org/donate. 

 

The Westford Rotary Club is an inclusive organization that accepts all people.  We invite you to learn more about how you can help make the world a better place by attending one of our weekly meetings.  
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change
-- across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves!
 
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Water for Peace

The Supurunda Water Supply Project in Papua New Guinea has been a successful example of how Rotary is advancing peace and providing clean water and sanitation.

Club innovation: The expat experience

For the Rotary Club of Chiang Mai International, Thailand, virtual meetings were a lifeline.

Former soccer star leaves it all on the field to improve education in Tanzania

Here’s how joining a Rotary club helped enhance Ashley Holmer’s work

How we got there: WHO African region is certified free of wild poliovirus

In a challenging time, Rotary members and partners have shown drive in overcoming challenges.

What it's like to survive through two pandemics

What it’s like to survive polio and

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Bill McLeod
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SCORE Certified Mentor
Dave Bodurtha
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The Traveling Trainer
Katie
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