Posted by John May on Oct 18, 2018
This year, clubs across our district are hosting 25 Pints for Polio events to raise money for END POLIO NOW! Rotary International committed to raise $50 million a year for three years towards eradicating polio.  The money we raise will be matched 2-1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Last year we raised $9000 and our goal is to increase that by 25%.
I encourage you to attend one or more of the events and support our initiative.  If you are not able to attend one of the events, I am asking that you make a donation to The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Fund.  Donations can be made online at  Your donations can be made in honor of someone, such as your children or grandchildren or in memory of someone. 
As I have traveled around the district I've been asked questions about Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and I am sure some of you have been asked questions also.  I wanted to share with you this document that Rotary International prepared with simple answers to some common questions from Rotarians. Click here to view the article. I found it very interesting and helpful. 
On October 24, Rotary will be hosting a live stream event from the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, known as the birthplace of American Medicine.  The event starts at 6:30 p.m.  Information on how to live stream the event can be found here. This event will be recorded to be viewed later.
We all have a part to play in the eradication of polio.  This is the time for us to raise awareness of what Rotary is doing, to raise the needed funds and TO BE THE INSPIRATION TO END POLIO NOW.