Utah Valley University (UVU) Rotaract, led by its President Kyle Warren, jointly with the Orem Rotary club, commemorated World Polio Day at UVU campus from October 21-23, 2019. Rotaractors hosted a table on UVU's campus on October 21st to raise awareness among students and faculty about Rotary International and its initiative to eradicate polio worldwide.
In addition, they raised funds for their student engaged learning or service-learning activities.
On October 23rd, 2019 with co-sponsorship of Orem Rotary club, they hosted lunch and then the World Polio Day event at UVU Student Center. The keynote speaker of the event was Dr. John Hanrahan, District Rotary Governor, he informed the audience about six priorities of the Rotary International, including the polio eradication as one of the most important initiatives.
Thanks to the efforts of Rotarians, said Governor Hanrahan, polio was eradicated worldwide and there are now only two countries where limited cases of polio still exists: Afghanistan and Pakistan. During the event, Dr. Baldomero Lago, CIO for Global Engagement at UVU, expressed appreciation to Rotarians and Rotaractors for contribution to the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City last August and invited them to participate in new activities under UN to continue established partnership. In addition, Dr. Steve Anderson, the UVU Director of community and government relations and Dean Robinson, the President-Elect of Orem Rotary, informed the student audience about new opportunities for professional growth and development through joint cooperation between UVU and Rotary International and Rotaract.
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UVU Rotaract Adviser