With the help of Capitol Bank, Rotary International’s “Rollin’ with Rotary” will make a stop at Kids’ Day at Top of State on Friday, August 7, 10am – noon, where State St. meets the Square (Philosopher’s Grove, 11 W. Mifflin St., and 30 on the Square, 100 N. Carroll St.), joining the Wisconsin Historical Museum and Madison Public Library in providing free activities, fun and learning for kids and families. More information at www.top-of-state.com
In Rollin’ with Rotary, four young professionals are traveling across the country to celebrate Rotary, giving to communities across the US. Between August 1st and August 9th, Adam, Jason, Kathy, Marie and Rotary International will stop in 9 cities (including Madison) from State College, PA to Cedar Rapids, IA. Hopping into an RV, packed with the desire to inspire others, the Rolling with Rotary crew will bring attention to local and international needs by doing massive Random Acts of Kindness, highlighting Rotarian activities, and creating community service projects.
Nigeria has gone one year — longer than ever before — without a case of wild poliovirus. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in Kano state. Once the gateway to polio in Africa, Nigeria is paving the way to eradicating the disease on the continent.
But reaching the milestone is only one step on the final road to ending polio and it is too soon to celebrate victory. Until polio is eliminated everywhere, it can return to Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Less than a decade ago, in 2006, polio paralyzed 1,000 people in Nigeria.
For the African region to be certified polio-free, including Nigeria, there must be no polio cases for two more years. To do this, all children in Nigeria and throughout Africa — including those in hard-to-reach and underserved areas — must continue to be protected against the disease. Click Here for More Information