Five Rotary clubs of the United Arab Emirates led by Dr Nabil Mitry, Past President of RC Dubal Cosmopolitan, hosted the Annual Gala Dinner in honour of Rotary’s Past International Polio Plus Committee Chair Dr Robert (Bob) Scott and spouse Ann. The function held at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, on March 27 was attended by five hundred guests. Senior Rotary leaders such as PRIPs Wilfrid Wilkinson and Kalyan Banerjee with his spouse Binota, IPPC Chair Michael K McGovern, Pakistan’s National PolioPlus Committee Chair and IPPC Advisor Aziz Memon and PDG Nijad Al Atassi, D 2452, graced the occasion.
Bob Scott served as IPPC Chair from July 2006 to June 2014 and his role as a fulltime supporter of Rotary’s battle against polio is well known world over.
At the dinner, all the prominent speakers gave their heartfelt thanks to him for leading the polio eradication drive for eight years. Overwhelmed by all the praise showered on him, Scott said that the real congratulations should go to the Rotarians around the world who had worked hard on this initiative. He expressed the confidence that with their commitment and hard work Rotarians would ensure that polio was eradicated from the world very soon.