At a recent club meeting, Rotary 7870 District Governor Randell Barclay presented Springfield Rotary Club member Liz Carey with her PolioPlus Society pin and certificate
The PolioPlus Society is a program currently being offered by Rotary District 7870, as well as other Rotary Districts around the world. Polio is still endemic in two countries:Afghanistan and Pakistan. This year there have been 33 cases reported that are both wild polio and Vaccine Derived Polio Virus.
To increase sustainable giving, the PolioPlus Society was formed to encourage Rotarians to commit a minimum of $100 per year to the PolioPlus Fund until polio is eradicated from the face of the earth. Society members, who commit at least $100/year donation to PolioPlus, will receive a special PPS pin, and a certificate. Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation have renewed their commitment to match 2:1 any Rotarian gift to PolioPlus. Rotarians and guests can go to and click on Polio Fund where they can make a one time or recurring donation.