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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.
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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.

5

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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Major achievement focus of Rotary's World Polio Day event

Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update on 24 October hails this year’s historic achievement in polio eradication.

History: Rotary becomes intercontinental

Rotary HistoryRotary becomes intercontinentalOn 1 August 1912, the Rotary Club of London, Greater London, England, became the first Rotary club in Europe. Although

How Rotary is alleviating the effects of isolation during COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, members are discovering ways to connect, cope, and care for each other and people in the communities they serve.

For true economic development, women are essential

Here’s why these organizations and their Rotary club partners are supporting local women’s entrepreneurship with financial literacy, small business loans, and one-on-one advisors.

A hurricane force in every phase of Rotary life

This Bahamian Rotarian has been a whirlwind of energy since he began volunteering in high school.

Speakers
Erica Champney
Oct 29, 2020
CARD: Center for Children with Autism and Related Disorders
Andres Ruiz
Nov 05, 2020
Infinite 8allers: Soccer Program (online and in Westford)
Glen Secor
Nov 12, 2020
Law
Mark Scolnick DG 6890 Florida
Nov 19, 2020
Polio Plus
Dr. McGovern
Dec 03, 2020
Perfect Motion Sports Therapy
Ray Mascola, Targeting Sales Growth
Dec 10, 2020
OPen Communication Ideas for Effective Relationships
Greg Morand
Jan 07, 2021
Omni Environmental Group