Head of PolioPlus effort is Eastern Cities speaker

Michael McGovern
Michael McGovern

One of Rotary’s major regional events, the 90th Eastern Cities Fellowship Dinner, has landed a major keynote speaker for the Sunday, October 18, event in Rochester.

The evening will embrace the theme “Closer Than Ever,” which refers to our effort to eradicate polio, with Michael McGovern, chair of Rotary International’s PolioPlus Committee.

Mike is a member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He has been the town manager of Cape Elizabeth since 1985, is the treasurer of the Museum at Portland Head Light and the Thomas Jordan Trust, and is a past board chair of EcoMaine.

He has been a Rotarian since 1986 and has served as vice president, director, RI Board Executive Committee member, Permanent Fund national adviser, RI membership zone coordinator, RI training leader, and district governor. A past Council on Legislation representative, he also is a past chair of Rotarians for Fighting AIDS: A Rotarian Action Group. He is a Major Donor and member of the Rotary Foundation’s Bequest Society and a recipient of its Citation for Meritorious Service.

The dinner venue is the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, located at 123 East Main Street, Rochester. The evening will begin with registration and a reception from 4:50 to 5:30 p.m, and dinner at 5:30, and the program to follow.

Reservations are $50 per person. If you are interested in attending, check with Terry Brewer for details.


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