Both Lee and Bill are passionate about Rotary International's PolioPlus plan to eradicate polio from the world. They are not professional drivers or adventurers. They are both retired from long careers and are well established in their communities.
Bill Ward and Lee Harman will team up to drive "Miss Vicky," a 1931 Model A Ford Victoria over 10,000 miles.They'd like to invite you to follow them on their journey and participate with a donation to Rotary International's effort to END POLIO NOW.
Lee was born in Ohio, but grew up Florida and attended the University of Florida with a medical degree from the University of Miami medical school. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1969, serving as Senior Medical Officer and Navy Flight Surgeon, then trained as an ophthalmologist.
Moving to Arlington, Washington, in 1984, wife Judy and Dr. Harman established and retired from The Harman Eye Clinic, practicing as a cataract and refractive surgeon. He became a Rotarian in 1984 and served in many capacities including District PolioPlus Chairman (2009-12). In 2007, he traveled to India to participate in a National Immunization Day, distributing polio vaccine drops to hundreds of children. Since then, he and Judy have continued strong support of Rotary, becoming major donors in 2015.
Bill was raised in Arizona and is a graduate of Arizona State University. He had a 21-year career in the military as a Field Artillery Officer, serving in Europe, Central Asia and the Far East. Appreciating the beauty of the Great North West, Bill retired to Washington state and devoted the next 17 years to working in State Government. He served in several management positions, each focused on process improvement and greater effectiveness in providing services to the citizens of our Washington.
Bill and his wife of 43 years, Cassandra, now split their time seasonally between San Tan Valley, Arizona and Olympia, Washington.
Will you help?
The journey to eliminate polio has been rough and even though there’s still plenty of miles left to go, the end is in sight. With your help, we can make it.