Past District Governor Laura Kann, (right) presented the award of Best Polio Eradication Project in District 6420 to Betty Clementz, (middle), Chair of the Seventh Annual End Polio Now Walk held at Centennial Park on October 10, 2022, as the President of Rock Falls Rotary Bob Sondgeroth (left) looks on. Six area Rotary clubs hosted the event - Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling Noon, Twin Cities Sunrise, Walnut and SVCC Rotaract - which created an awareness of how close the world is to eradicating polio from our world forever! When Rotary took on this task in 1988 to eliminate the disease of polio, there were diagnosed annually over 350,000 worldwide in 125 countries. Last year, there were only 9 cases of wild virus polio reported worldwide! The walk brought in $2,604.37 from Rotary club members donating to their Foundation known as Polio Plus, a sum which was then tripled thanks to Gates Foundation to the sum of $7,813.11 for the event!