Rotarians celebrate Rotary’s 106th anniversary

The side of the New York Stock Exchange in New York

A closing-bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange was rung by RI President Ray Klinginsmith and Michael Watson, Sanofi Pasteur’s vice president of global immunization policy.  Watch the event at .

RI President Ray Klinginsmith Rings the NYSE Bell

The date is significant to Rotary.  February 23 marks the 106 anniversary of the first Rotary Club meeting which was held in Chicago.

As part of Wednesday’s event in New York, Rotary was able to highlight its 26 year mission to eradicate polio. In 2010, there were fewer than a thousand new cases of polio for the first time in recorded history.