Posted by Marny Eulberg (wheat Ridge) marnyeul@me.com
Does your club have members who were born after 1960? They likely don’t know much about polio. Do you sometimes need a speaker for a club meeting? Are you wondering how to keep interest up about polio eradication and continuing to raise money for Rotary’s number one mission? District 5450’s Polio Committee wants to help you!! We have recently developed a Speaker’s Bureau and will soon have information on the District website with ideas for fundraising and short messages that can be shared during club meetings.
 
The committee is exploring ways to make information more easily accessible, but for now follow these steps: Go to www.rotary5450.org , then click on “Full District Website”; on the next page click on “Foundation”.  From the drop-down menu below Foundation click on “Polio Eradication”. There will be several choices including Speakers’ Bureau where you can read short bios and contact info for Rotarians who are willing to come to your club and do a presentation on various topics relating to polio.
 
There actually is a plethora of resources that your club could access and use - on YouTube alone if you type “polio” into the search box over 100 videos will come up! Sorting through all this can be very time consuming. In the coming months, the polio committee plans to review these and other resources and put together a format that will help you quickly and reliably find resources to educate your club and your community, to successfully raise funds for ending polio, and to help you celebrate with us when we “Get to Zero”!