Springwood Inc.

Ending Polio is the number one priority of both Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. As a Rotary club you are asked to contribute US$1,500 per year to support this vital Rotary Program. Participation in this event helps you and your Club gain a certificate in recognition of contributing this amount. Our objective is to raise over AUD$250,000 on the day from this event. Over the past FOUR YEAR the Train Ride to End Polio has raised nearly AUD$500,000. It is a multi-District Event and is clearly part of the Rotary ACTION PLAN.

  • Increase our IMPACT
  • Expand our REACH
  • Enhance Participant ENGAGEMENT
  • Increase our ability to ADAPT.

The train ride gives us all an opportunity to do all of the above and help build our brand in the community as PEOPLE OF ACTION.


  • Please plan your fundraising to support this event? (People give more when you tell then what you are raising funds for)
  • Please order your End Polio Now Shirts from RDU supplies ( It may take up to 4 weeks to get a shirt if they run out, so get in early)
  • Please put the day aside to create an event in your community to publicise to the community this Rotary Project (Public Image)
  • Please encourage your Club members to come to your local railway station and join the ride (IMPACT). Some members join for a couple of stations, some for a couple of hours and some all day, that is beginning to end. (Most importantly, brink your commitment, we will send the template in the next communication)

This year DAVE and I will be again riding the trains (32 different trains) to cover all 189 stations on the Sydney trains network.  Our current record is 18 hours, 10 minutes and 12 seconds. We will send the train timetable to you all closer to the event, so please get your Club ready to support this important event in the Rotary year. We also encourage you to go to www.raise.rotary.org and create your own Club fundraiser to support this event. There will also be a page on the site for this event so that the general public can contribute.

We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 24 October during WORLD POLIO DAY.

Yours in Rotary service


Mark Anderson

Senior Coordinator | Fund Development

Rotary Foundation

Rotary Foundation Major Donor

Paul Harris Society Member


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Office Line: +61 2 8894 9800

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