February 23 is Rotary's 107th birthday.
Rotary began when four men gathered at a downtown Chicago office. Since that time, it has grown into a truly international service group, with more than 1.2 million members in dozens of countries around the world.
Rotary has taken a leading role in the eradication of polio around the world, and as documented in the film "The Final Inch," we're on the cusp of reaching our goal. Polio is now classified as endemic in four countries: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. It's been nearly a year since India's last documented polio case.
Rotary is also a champion of literacy, clean water, education, health care and many other causes. The Rotary Club of Estevan is a vibrant club, with over 50 members, and a record for outstanding community service. We are proud to support many different causes in the community.
Happy birthday, Rotary, and may we continue to promote its ideals, and celebrate its accomplishments.