The Alton Centennial Rotary Club welcomed Alice (Alley) Boucher, Rotary's 2008-2009 District Governor for district 7870, to the club's regular weekly meeting on Thursday, July 24thin Alton. 

Alley Boucher, whose term began July 1st, has plans to visit all sixty of the clubs within the district before mid-October.  Alley spoke of Rotary International's theme for the year - "Make Dreams Real" - and the special focus on infant and child mortality.   Clubs within District 7870 have taken initiative with clean water projects in Honduras and other countries, and are gearing up to meet a 100-million-dollar challenge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to make the final push to eradicate polio worldwide.