This year, as a Celebration of World Polio Day, there will be a District Wide Fundraising Event via Teams, hosted by Rotarian and Polio Survivor Gary Newton, Geelong East Rotary. All Rotarians are invited to get involved.

Register and join in the celebration on:                      25 October 2021, at 7 pm.  

Polio: So Far, So Good - So Close  will be introduced by District Governor John Clue and  Gary Newton,  before Gary shares interviews, thoughts and discussions through this 45 minute online event,  talking 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 and BBC Travel Presenter Ade Adepitan from the UK, who was a Keynote Speaker at the Rotary International Convention in Sydney in 2014, Michael Jackson - Polio Australia's Clinical Health Educator, Rotarian Bob Aitken from RI in Parramatta and some polio survivors, to increase awareness on World Polio Day.  The event will also pay tribute to the architect of the PolioPlus program, Past Rotary International President,  the late Sir Clem Renouf.
Here is how you can help - by donating either to The Rotary Foundation End Polio Fund which will attract a 2 for 1 matching donation from the Gates Foundation, or by donating to Polio Australia who are working on a number of projects to support polio survivors, and in particular the Tele Health Program shown below.
If you would like to donate to The Rotary Foundation End Polio Campaign click here
If you would like to donate to Polio Australia in support of Polio Survivors click here

What can you do?

  • You could choose to donate your usual meeting fee
  • Your Club could make a donation
  • You could run a fundraiser and donate the proceeds
  • You could donate personally an amount of your choosing
  • Your Club could match any donation that individual club members make
  • Invite your friends and family to join this live event
  • The options are only limited by our own imaginations.......
You will find a range of materials to assist with promoting World Polio Day, available to download from the left hand column of this page