Rotary District 6380 is pleased to partner with the Literati Book Store on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM, to present a conversation with Jim Tobin, in support of End Polio Now.

James Tobin is an award-winning biographer. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography for Ernie Pyle’s War. With deep roots in Ann Arbor, he earned his Doctorate in History at the University of Michigan.

The evening will feature James Tobin in conversation discussing his books on President Franklin D. Roosevelt:  THE MAN HE BECAME: HOW FDR DEFIED POLIO TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY, and his most recent adaption for young adults: Master of his Fate- Roosevelts Rise From Polio to the Presidency.

Admission to this virtual event is free, but you are encouraged to donate to End Polio Now’s fundraising. All donations will go directly to Rotary’s End Polio Now initiative. Additionally, tickets bundled with a set donation amount and a copy of either The Man He Became, or Master of His Fate, are available. Great Holiday Gifts- do our kids/grandkids really need another video game?? A portion of proceeds will go to End Polio Now. Both Literati and Jim have agreed- around $10 a book.

So, Each One Bring One: Have a Zoom Pizza Party with non-Rotarian friends, or a cocktail party, or Brews for Polio, or Wine for Polio, cheese for Polio. And remember:  Jim will be speaking Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM to support our efforts in eradicating Polio!

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Did you know: Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzingdisease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by government to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.



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