Rotary International President visits West Virginia


Members of Rotary chapters around the state were welcoming the organization’s international VP this evening.

Rotary International President Barry Rassin met West Virginia Rotarians during a reception and dinner at the Bridgeport Conference Center this evening.

Rassin is from the Bahamas and is touring the world, visiting areas where past Rotary presidents hadn’t often stopped.

He’s hoping to thank Rotarians everywhere for their work in their communities, and for one international goal.

“Our number one priority as an organization is to eradicate polio.  We’ve had eight cases this year, compared to the 350,000 a year when we started.  So we’ve come a long way, but we’re committed to finishing the job.”

Rassin said thanks to the work of Rotary, polio may be completely eradicated by 2023.

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