Bob Rogers | End Polio Now Zone Coordinator
Bob joined the Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California in 2007 shortly after moving into town. It wasn’t long thereafter, as a polio survivor, he joined District 5130’s PolioPlus Committee and was soon giving polio talks to clubs in the district.
He earned his club’s “Rookie Rotarian of the Year” award in his first year, and “Rotarian of the Year” a few years later.
Bob went on to serve as president of his club in 2013-14, as Assistant Governor for two years, and as District Governor in 2017-2018.
While District Governor, he and 13 other riders created a 6 day, 350-mile bike ride called “Pedal 4 Polio”, and raised $140,000 in the process. Rotary clubs along the route supported the riders with potlucks and beds, and in the process, cultivated many new friendships in the district.
Besides attending 7 International and one Virtual Convention, Bob’s Rotary travels have taken him on multiple visits to Mexico for a club school project, to Uganda for a Global Grant project, to India for a Rotary Friendship Exchange, and for a National Immunization Day in New Delhi, India in January 2020, just before the pandemic.
In 2021-22 he is serving as Chair of District 5130’s PolioPlus Committee and as the End Polio Now Zone Coordinator for Zone 27.
Bob is a member of the Paul Harris Society, the PolioPlus Society and with his wife Peggy are major donors and members of the Bequest Society.
Bob retired as an airline pilot from USAirways in 2002…and now claims his second career is Rotary.
Assigned Districts: All of Zone 27