Yearly Archives: 2019

Nigeria Nears a Polio Milestone and Rotary is There

End Polio NowEVANSTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) — Rotary is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year.

The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to ending poliovirus transmission, and as Nigeria approaches three years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, bringing the Africa region closer to polio-free status.



Our Annual Arbor Day Spectacular!

Saturday Orange Plaza Rotary, family, and friends participated in the City of Orange Arbor Day tree planting event! 15 Laurus nobilis ‘Saratoga’ trees donated by West Coast Arborists were planted on E Palmdale Ave. Our club volunteered alongside Cub Scout Pack 850, Southern California Edison, Utility Tree Service, and local residents of the Criterion HOA. Thank you to the City of Orange for hosting this event!

Together Rotary Champions Our Community

Orange Plaza Rotary was honored tonight alongside the fellow Orange, Orange North and Villa Park Rotary clubs as the Community Foundation of Orange Community Champions! Thank you so much for this recognition! (That’s our club President Kristen Davis in the middle!)

Since 2002, the Community Foundation of Orange has invested more than $1.5 million in programs and over $80K in grants to create a lasting resource, building civic investment and community involvement. Learn more about CFO and the strategic partnerships they form with Rotary clubs and others on the CFO website.