ELKO — Afflicted with polio since the age of 3, Oregon Rotarian Cort Vaughan will share his story and tell about his efforts to end polio worldwide.

He will be speaking at a regional Rotary event at the Elko Basque Club House, at 1601 Flagview Drive, at 7 p .m. March 24.

Eradication of polio, a paralyzing disease primarily affecting children, has been the goal of Rotary International since the mid 1980s. As a result of their efforts and the efforts of others, today the virus exists in only two countries. But until it is completely eradicated, it can be reintroduced in areas not yet free of the virus — it is just a plane trip away.

The public is invited to hear Vaughan speak at the Rotary event. Everyone is welcome to share a fun, memorable and worthwhile evening and enjoy a buffet meal ($45 per attendee), a wine barrel auction, Basque dancing, a “just for fun” dance competition, and a silent auction.

For more information, tickets and reservations contact Jean Sloan, Rotary Club of Elko Desert Sunrise, at 388-8822.

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