Posted by Don Sword on Sep 25, 2017

We are “this close”. Thanks to you.

As you know, one of Rotary’s goals is to eradicate polio.  We are down to eight children infected in the world in 2017 so far. Please see the attached graphic. This is down from, literally, tens of thousands only a few short years ago. 

Tuesday, October 24 is World Polio Day.  

Let’s celebrate, raise awareness, and raise some funds in District 7820.  Please let me know if you want some more information on the following ideas: Declare your town, city or province World Polio Day; Make a donation on a per-member basis for clubs in your area; Pints for Polio (Dinner, etc. at a local brewery);  Host a viewing dinner to watch the live-streamed World Polio Day in October.

Check out for further ideas on raising awareness, fundraising ideas, and up-to-date information. 

Let me know what your club did for Polio eradication this October, and we’ll celebrate together.

We really are this close.

Tom (