ImageI am happy to announce that we successfully met our fundraising goal for Rotary Year 2013-14. While it is important to celebrate our success, we recognize that we still need to raise funds and awareness for polio eradication. 

 

World Polio Day: 24 October 2014

World Polio Day is quickly approaching on October 24th. This is a chance for Rotarians, clubs, and districts across the world to come together to fight polio. There are many ways you could mark the day. Dedicate your club meeting to focus on Rotary’s work to end polio that week. Community fundraisers on/around World Polio Day are great a way to raise awareness of our cause in the general public.  You could take the opportunity to remind government officials to support the global commitment to a polio free world- Rotary’s top priority. On World Polio Day, wear your End Polio Now pin and encourage your friends and family to do the same. 

This year, a End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream event, including a global update on the current status of polio eradication, will take place on World Polio Day- 24 October 2014—at 18:30pm CDT and will be streamed live at endpolionow.org. I encourage your club/district to have a viewing party of the event, or incorporate it into your existing World Polio Day plans. The archived video will be available following the live program. Additional event details may be found at endpolionow.org.

Resources available

To help you with your planning for World Polio Day events, a toolkit is being developed and will be posted on endpolionow.org by 25 August. A message will be sent to all of you letting you know when it is available.

I encourage you to spread the word about your World Polio Day activities. Please visithttp://www.endpolio.org/storytelling to submit your stories and photos. 

We promised the children of the world that we would eradicate polio, and Rotarians keep their word. We are this close, and getting closer every day. Thanks to you, we will End Polio Now.

Sincerely,

John F. Germ
Chair, International PolioPlus Committee

 
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