Submitted by Lesley Barmania, D7080 Foundation Director
The D7080 Foundation Committee would like to welcome Badar Shamim to the role of D7080 Polio Chair.  We are excited to have Badar join our Foundation Team to promote polio eradication around the globe. Badar is passionate about eradicating polio.  In January 2018, Badar joined Past Polio Chair Hajra Wilson, PDG Norm Bindon and others from our district to participate in a National Immunization Day in Pakistan.
Badar Shamim has been a member of Rotary Club of Brampton since 2005.  He has previously served as the Club Director, Int’l Service as well as Director, Community Service and will be serving as the Club VP during the upcoming Rotary year.  A Brock University grad, and a Portfolio Manager by profession, Badar has worked in the investment industry for over 21 years.  Badar, is a Past Chair and a lifetime member of his regional chamber and also serves as a Director on the board of Canada Turkey Business Council, a Canadian trade and investment advocacy organization promoting bilateral economic relations between Canada and our G20/ NATO ally Turkey.  Badar is married to Saima Fayyaz since 2011, and in their free time they like to play golf, and travel.
This week, The Rotary Foundation Canada announced that it had made a historic donation of $1 million to End Polio Now in order to help Rotary reach the $50 million goal for the 2020-21 year. Currently, the wild polio cases reported this calendar year in Pakistan are down to 1 case from 84 last year.  Afghanistan has also reported 1 case, down from 56 the previous year.  We are “this close”!
Please join us in welcoming Badar.