Last month Rotarians around the world, including 54 clubs in Southern Arizona, celebrated the 108th anniversary of Rotary International.  The anniversary of our organization provides an opportunity for each club to reflect on our motto of Service Above Self and how we apply that through service in our communities, the workplace and around the globe.

Rotary clubs undertake a wide range of service projects locally and internationally.  One project in which all Rotarians are united is working toward the global eradication of polio.  With fewer cases in fewer countries than at any point in history, we are “This Close” to achieving our shared goal of a polio free world.  Today, polio has been eradicated effectively in all but three countries:  Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  

Rotarians have been fighting to eradicate polio for more than 20 years, but we cannot let up now.  Now is the time to act, and we need the help of citizens across the world to finish the job.  Join this historic effort to help us cross the finish line.  Please go to to learn more and contribute to eradicating this dreaded disease.


Joseph T. Hentges, 

President Dove Mountain 

Rotary Club

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