World Polio Day (Monday, October 24th) is rapidly approaching.  This is the day Rotarians around the world and the communities we serve pause to acknowledge all that has been accomplished and prepare for the remaining work required to eradicate the world of the awful disease known as polio.
The Rotary calendar also tells us that it is the time of year when we work with our individual clubs to raise funds that are funneled through our district and onto the international foundation for the purpose of continuing our polio eradication efforts and furthering all the many causes supported by Rotary.   Donated funds earn added value from matching monies contributed by the Gates Foundation and the International Rotarian Foundation. 
Clubs across the nation use a variety of methods for raising funds.  The simplest of these methods is taking up a collection from among existing club members, however those clubs that engage their communities find that in addition to an increased level of gifting they are also able to educate others about the cause as well as the good works achieved by their club. 
In addition to fund raising it is a GREAT time to get your club and its members out in front of the community.  Completing a proclamation with your local community marking October 24th as World Polio Day will get you recognized at a council meeting and in most cases get your clubs picture in the paper.  Hosting a fundraiser event will help spread the word as well. 
To the left of this message are a number of aids that have been accumulated to help you achieve your 2022/23 foundation giving goals.  Feel free to edit as you see fit. 
Below please find a recent message sent from Rotary International promoting this year’s World Polio Day and other helpful items.
We want you to make this campaign unique to your community.  Just have fun with it.   The key is to do “something” no matter the degree of effort required.
Thanks for your continued support of Rotary and for all that you are doing in your local club/community to grow the organization and its influence.
You may not hear it often enough, but Rotary is awesome because of you and others like you that are passionate about Service Above Self.
Yours in Rotary,
Lynn McClure – District 6040 Foundation Co-Chair
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Join us for World Polio Day
World Polio Day 2022
24 October is World Polio Day!
As World Polio Day approaches, we’re getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

We’ve made tremendous progress so far, and now’s the time to intensify our fight to make polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated. In 2020, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus, showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances.

The wild poliovirus remains endemic in just two countries — Afghanistan and Pakistan— but as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere. So let’s use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to end polio in countries where children are still as risk.

Get involved
Take action this World Polio Day by hosting virtual and community events, creating fundraisers, and sharing posts about the importance of polio eradication on social media.

Use the World Polio Day Toolkit to find resources and tips for planning activities and promoting a polio-free world.
Register your club’s participation in World Polio Day to show how your club is taking action to eradicate polio. If you register your events, fundraisers, and promotions by 13 October, you’ll get early access to Rotary’s World Polio Day Global Update, one week before the program airs on 24 October on Rotary’s Facebook page and
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