At most each of its weekly meetings, the Rotary Club of Teaneck has invited guests to speak on interesting topics.
At the September 5th meeting, Dr. James Cole and Dr. Patricia LaRocco presented a program describing Rotary’s Polio Plus program. This is an initiative to eradicate Polio. Currently there are only four countries where polio is endemic: Afganistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria. Rotary is currently at $190 million of the $200 million it needs to collect to receive a $355,120,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since the PolioPlus program's inception in 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine.