Joan Toone was very surprised when she visited the Rotary Club of Victoria on Monday. Past President Rick Stolle stood up and began talking about her work in the field of Polio. The club had asked Terry to sign a paper without telling him what was being done so it was a wonderful surprise for both of them.
Joan was presented with the President's Commendation. She was so honored by it all but remarked it also belongs to PPASS as it is because of PPASS and it's members that her - and Terry - are encouraged to spread the word about polio and post polio.
Rotary is still very active in the Polio Plus program, having recently received $15 million dollars from the Bill Gates Foundation. Rotary will match this grant through a matching grant program.
To read more about the Presidents Commendation follow this link (pdf).