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Carol Wells presented the ongoing work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the integral part Rotary has played (and continues to play) as we come closer to global eradication of polio.  See presentation on eradication of polio.
In 2015, PolioPlus celebrated its 30th Anniversary.  PolioPlus, the most ambitious program in Rotary’s history, is the volunteer arm of the global partnership dedicated to eradicating polio. For more than 30 years, Rotary has led the private sector in the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease. Today, PolioPlus and its role in the initiative is recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal.  In addition to providing financial and volunteer support, Rotary works to urge support from other public and private sector partners. This includes the campaign to End Polio Now”.  Learn more - click here.
Carol Wells is the current End Polio Now Chair (2016-2017) for Rotary District 6440.  She is the Immediate Past-President, Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor (2015-2016) and has served as her club's End Polio Now Chair since joining Rotary in 2011.  In 2013, she traveled to Nigeria for a National Immunization Day with a group of International Rotarians led by the current Rotary District 6440 Governor, Rick Rivkin.  In June 2016, Carol observed the Stop Transmission of Polio training for a week at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. 
Pictured are Carol Wells and William “Bill” McLemore (President of Rotary Club of McHenry) indicating that “We are ‘this close’ to ending polio”