Article submitted by Gillian Reeve (RC of Bairnsdale)
October 24th has been designated as World Polio Day, at which time all clubs in our District are encouraged to organise an event and/or publicity to celebrate the day and raise awareness of this great Rotary initiative.
I ask that all clubs come on board to raise further funds, over and above your annual commitment to Rotary International.
Below is some information on what this new strategy is and how, together with our partners, Rotary International hopes to eliminate polio from the world by 2023.
It would be appreciated if all funds raised on this day, or any day during that week, be sent to our District Treasurer, label the funds DG Partner Polio Endgame, so that Wendy will be able to quantify the amount.
Below is a link to the official site which has some very helpful ideas, information and templates that can be used:
I have personally participated in three National Immunisation Days in Moradabad, India which was a life-changing event for me. Should any club like a presentation on my experiences, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Gillian Reeve
0411 432 522
Gillian is our very own End Polio Champion for District 9820 and she is committed to assisting Wendy Froggatt with her DG Partners project of “Polio Endgame”