Fresno Sunrise Rotary Welcomes You!
ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD is this year’s motto and truer words have never been spoken. With over 33,000 members worldwide representing over 200 countries, Rotary is one of the largest and oldest service organizations in the world. Rotary’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
The missions of Rotary are many but the largest has been its fight to eradicate polio. Beginning in 1985 Rotary has been responsible for immunizing over 2.5 billion children. In 1985 there were 125 endemic countries and today there are only three. On a global scale the fight to eradicate polio has been monumental but like all missions it began with one person’s vision and the support of one club.
Fresno Sunrise Rotary is one club among thousands of clubs that work to better the world one community at a time. Chartered in 1983, Fresno Sunrise Rotary has worked in many capacities to bring peace and prosperity to the surrounding community. Whether working with local high schools and students or providing food baskets to those in need. Fresno Sunrise has always looked for ways to support our community and beyond.
Anyone is welcome at Rotary. If you have a desire to be a part of an organization whose work has a positive affect the community in which you live, I would encourage you to find out more about Rotary and the work we do. If you desire to become a member you will find an application on this website that you can complete and send in. I look forward to hearing from you.
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
We've helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. So far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.