By: Sarah MacGillivray, Secretary and Public Image Coordinator, Foundation Committee, Bath Sunrise RC
Imagine – a world without polio.
It’s true, you are ONE IN A MILLION PLUS.  Together we are making this happen.
With World Polio Day on October 24, I thought it was a wonderful opportunity to share exciting news from your District Polio Challenge Team, led by Chair, Michele Bois-Gilbody along with team members Patty Byers, Brenda Cressey, and myself.
The District has initiated a Challenge Fundraiser for the entire year on the new Raise for Rotary platform which can be found at the following link at IMAGINE CHALLENGE - END POLIO NOW
All clubs can take advantage by sharing and using this platform to raise funds inside or outside of Rotary.  Anyone can donate and best of all, both Rotarians, Rotaractors and Clubs will receive donor and recognition credits and the money raised will count towards club goals for Polio. 
We encourage clubs to register this as a project on the World Polio Day Project Registration and then have all Rotarians share this IMAGINE CHALLENGE - END POLIO NOW link with your family and friends as well as on all your social media pages and encourage donations to End Polio Now.  
What event is your club planning for World Polio Day, or close to October 24?  Send a brief email about what your project is at Our World Polio Day Club Project.  Special thanks for adding this to your busy club calendars.  If you need ideas, our fantastic Assistant Governors will be sharing loads of fun new ideas with each of the clubs to consider.  
You may find more info and downloadable resources at these websites:
Please encourage all members to WEAR RED at your club meetings.  Make a club statement and have everyone wear red and take a pleasant walk across a local bridge, or street or appear at other visible locations to create more awareness about Polio.  Let’s make an impact!
Remember to use the #EndPolio and #WorldPolioDay hashtags to follow and join the global conversation on social media. Also, follow @EndPolioNow on Facebook and Twitter and visit the World Polio Day page on for updates.
Exciting news!  We are relaunching the Rotary District 7780 PolioPlus Society and urge you to consider joining with several others in our District by becoming a member today.  Please simply fill out and submit the PolioPlus Society Form and you will receive a beautiful pin and certificate in recognition of your generous support and commitment or $100 annually or more.