Polio is a virus that few Rotarians know much about yet Rotary has been at the forefront of eradicating it since 1979.  Why is it still the number one priority for Rotary? Where is it in the world today and how is it like COVID-19?
         
Rotarians Mike Crosby and Marsha Brown will share their personal story of providing polio vaccine to young children in India a little over a year ago.  They will also highlight polio, how it is transmitted and what is being done to stop it – forever.  Up to the minute numbers will be shared.
         
Mike is an Eagle Scout and retired USAF Lt Col.  He served at the Pentagon and received numerous leadership awards in the Air Force including the top Leadership Award for Air Force Systems Command.  He was involved in numerous classified defense initiatives, including the SR-71 Blackbird aircraft and the B-2 stealth bomber.  His wife, Marsha Brown has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and retired from public education after 38 years of service.
 
Mike serves as the District 5160 PolioPlus chair. He is a past Assistant District Governor, past president of The Rotary Club of Brentwood and Rotarian of the Year for 2015-16. Marsha is the membership chair of the Rotary Club of Brentwood and a District Membership Ambassador. She was the Rotarian of the Year her club for 2019-2020.   Both are Major Donors for the Paul Harris Society and members of the PolioPlus Society.