Polio Plus
I’m Paul Brochu, a member of the Plymouth, NH club and DG Mike Carrier has asked me to serve our District 7850 as our first PolioPlus Advocate.  As the PolioPlus Advocate, I’ll help keep Rotary’s commitment to the eradication of polio in the public eye, to provide any assistance that I can to District 7850 clubs as they help with Rotary’s polio eradication effort, and to help raise funds for Rotary’s End Polio campaign.
 
I’m a retired Navy Medical Service Corps Officer and spent the last 23 years of my 30-year Navy career focused on public health.  In 2019, I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in a Rotary National Immunization Day trip to India to see first-hand the impact Rotary continues to have in the worldwide effort to eradicate polio.  I look forward to talking and working with many of you over the next year and you’ll be hearing more from me!
Polio Plus Updates
While many Rotarians may remember a time when polio was a very real health threat in the United States, others may not.  So, this month, I thought I’d write about “What Is Polio”?