Posted by Barbara Beagle on Oct 24, 2019
 
October 24 is World Polio Day, and Rotary clubs worldwide have been raising funds for the final stretch to End Polio worldwide.  On October 24 President Christie led a very exciting Raise the Paddle for Polio Eradication, and in 10 short minutes Rotarians pledged $645!  (Note: a different figure stated at the meeting was in error).   Add $70 from the week before brings the total to $715!
 
Erin Shannon won the BBQ-themed gift basket,
and Ron Templeton (with the help of Kids of Action Amélie Boe, pictured above with Peggy Templeton) won a nifty tabletop grill, perfect for tailgating!
 
There are three countries where polio is still endemic: Nigeria, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. For more about the polio campaign, go to https://www.endpolio.org/.  You can go online and donate at https://www.endpolio.org/donateThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is matching all donations two to one!