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25
Oct
2021
Online via Teams

Australia

Polio: So Far, So Good - So Close  is both a celebration and a revelation for Rotarians & friends this World Polio Day. It will look at how far Rotary has come with PolioPlus/End Polio Now, past present & future plus focus on the Late Effects of Polio impacting so many polio survivors today. 

On October 25th the District will be Celebrating World Polio Day with a Live Event on Teams, introduced by DG John Clue and hosted by Rotarian and Polio Survivor, Gary Newton from Geelong East Rotary.  

This 45 minute online event will talk to experts such as Associate Professor Robert Booy at Sydney University, an Infectious Diseases Expert, Rotarian Ann Lee Hussey from the US, Rotarian Ramesh Ferris - Canada, Rotary Ambassador and polio survivor Ade Apepitan, BBC TV Travel Presenter from the UK, who was a guest speaker at the International Convention in Sydney in 2014 , and some polio survivors to increase awareness on WPD. The webinar will also pay tribute to the architect of the PolioPlus program, the late Sir Clem Renouf.

Clubs and individuals are encouraged to donate to either The Rotary Foundation End Polio Campaign, with the 2 for 1 payment from The Gates Foundation,  or to Polio Australia to support polio survivors.  Links to both funds will be provided