The Livonia Rotary Club had as their guest speaker, Bill Joyner of Friday Musings, on Monday, October 30th.  Bill spoke in honor of his mother, Geraldine Joyner and Rotary International’s World Polio Day. Bill discussed the trials his mother had living with the polio virus. Mrs. Joyner was a role model of endurance and fortitude, becoming a PTA president, a School Board member for Livonia Public Schools, a Board member for Wayne County Regional Educational Service Area, and a member of the League of Women Voters.  Bill discussed his mother’s medical treatment, including early treatments prior to the polio vaccine. 
Rotary International has fought against the polio virus for many years partnering with Unicef and then, Bill Gates, in providing the money for vaccinations in the three remaining countries where the virus exists. It has been a very long process to protect the children of the world. Rotarians all over the world celebrated World Polio Day on October 24.
 
The Livonia Rotary Club meets at Laurel Manor on Mondays at noon.  If you are interested in attending one of our interesting meetings, the cost is $15, and is payable at the door.