October 24th World Polio Day
Colleen Bonadonna, District Polio Plus Chair, and Past District Governor Jim Bynum were interviewed by WRIC TV on October 15th about Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio world-wide.Colleen emphasized that though we have eliminated Polio as a health threat in America, polio and other diseases are only a plane ride away. https://www.wric.com/community/rotary-clubs-to-mark-world-polio-day-with-local-events/
A Different Kind of Event
Visit the day-long (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) free exhibition about Rotary’s efforts to eradicate Polio at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, in Richmond on October 24th. There will be many neat displays and experiences:
- polio artifacts display
- virtual reality videos of the eradication efforts around the world
- purple pinkie booth
- polio banner signing
- corn hole relaxation area
All ages will enjoy and learn
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is located next to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts which is also free and open to the public. Lunch and snacks are available there as well as a world class exhibit of the world’s most exciting art.
Alumni Social at 6:30
The social ($5) is provided complete with musical entertainment. Cash bar available. Not able to visit during the work day for an hour or so, come later and enjoy the company and stories of Rotary Alumni.