""""Perhaps the most significant of the Rotary Club of Makati’s engagements in health took place on its 14th year, during the term of Pres. Efren Sales.
On September 29, 1979, RI President James Bomar, while on a visit to Manila, took part in a polio immunization activity in Guadalupe Viejo organized by the Club. On that occasion, Pres. Bomar administered the oral polio vaccine to a Filipino child, effectively sowing the seed of what would become known as PolioPlus, Rotary International’s most ambitious global program to wipe out for good the debilitating childhood disease from the face of the earth.
That spot in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati where President James Bomar dispensed the polio vaccine is where the RC Makati clubhouse now stands. It is in effect ground zero for the PolioPlus campaign that, owing to the success it has scored after 36 years, has evolved, finally, into “End Polio Now.”""""