World Polio Day, 24 October – is Rotary’s best opportunity to shine the spotlight on our top goal of eradicating polio. Whether you’re planning a gala fundraiser or a polio awareness march through your community, offers free and effective digital tools to help you plan and promote your World Polio Day event. 


August 7, 2019
My dear friends and Rotary leaders:
It is important that every Rotary club has the tools and tactics needed to fulfill our goal of eradicating polio worldwide. I am pleased to share with you two new videos that have been developed to help ensure that your club is in-the-know about the global fight to eradicate polio and Rotary’s decades-long role in that effort.
These special programs on polio give background on the status of our efforts, provide historic insight into Rotary’s contribution, and outline the actions we can take to join together to end polio. The two videos, which are 10 and 15 minutes long, can serve as a program for your club’s meeting, or can be shown at public events to ensure that your community is familiar with Rotary and polio.
We have come a long way since we started PolioPlus in 1985, but we still have work to do, and I need your help in empowering Rotarians in your club to join the fight.
I challenge each of you to use these videos as a tool this year to help raise funds and build awareness for Rotary’s flagship cause.
Click here to view or download the videos on Vimeo and see descriptions of the videos.

Yours in Rotary,

Mark Daniel Maloney
President, Rotary International 2019-2020
Immunization saves millions of lives every year. Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of diseases that vaccines could prevent continue to put children’s health at risk throughout the world.

Rotary knows firsthand that #VaccinesWork. We’ve contributed more than $1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children from polio. Take action and help Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccination during World Immunization Week, 24-30 April.
You can join us in three easy ways
1. Use a purple marker or nail polish to paint your pinkie finger — or your nails. Post your picture on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork.
2. Download Rotary’s World Immunization Week resources for sample social media posts and graphics.
3. Make a donation to End Polio Now, and your contribution will be tripled thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.