Polio- Plus Fundraising Dinner - Friday July 10, 2020
 
Report from the President
 
Our Special Projects & International Committees put together an excellent dinner event Friday evening, hosted by Joe and Sue Ueffing at their beautiful Ross Creek property. There were almost 50 guests present, keeping within the Department of Health Covid regulations. Guests donated $50 each to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Campaign.
 

It was my privilege to thank the Committees and volunteers who served up an excellent meal, and it was also my pleasure to introduce special guests including Louisa Horne, Past DG, Stella Roy District Polio Plus rep, Heather Hennigar, AG, and Harvey Bass from District 7810. Harvey was here to meet with Garth and Roger in connection with District unification. 
Stella reported to those present that, with a late push before the June 30 Rotary year end, donations had reached the $50 million target to maximize matching dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I believe dollars were matched two-to-one.

Exchange student Constance Vandenberge was there with her cookbook. She sold many copies with all proceeds going to Polio Plus. This was our last chance to say farewell to Constance as she flew out Sunday morning to return home to Belgium.

I would like to again thank Joe & Sue for so graciously hosting another Kentville Rotary event. Your generosity is very much appreciated