Mark Fields

Rotary District 6820 Governor Mark Fields speaks at the Starkville Rotary Club meeting Monday. Among the topics he discussed were Rotary International's efforts to eradicate polio, support of projects closer to home and upcoming district level Rotary events. Fields is a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson and has been a Rotarian since 1990.

The Starkville Rotary Club received high praise from its district leader when he paid a visit to its meeting Monday.

Rotary District 6820 Governor Mark Fields spoke to the club, discussing several Rotary initiatives both within the district and within the broader Rotary International scope. District 6820 includes Rotary Clubs in the central part of Mississippi, ranging from Laurel to the Golden Triangle.

One of the main points of Fields’ talk was Rotary International’s ongoing effort to eradicate polio. He asked members of the Starkville club to hold their hand in a U shape, and say that Rotary was “this close” to eradicating polio.

“We’re not going to be done until we get rid of polio completely for three years,” Fields said. “For those of you who don’t know, polio only exists in the human body. No one contracting that, it’s gone forever. Until then, it can spread like wildfire, especially with the number of people who don’t inoculate their children these days.”

For more on Fields' visit, read Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.

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