District Governor Claudia leads a parade of Rotarians from seven different clubs across the Casco Bay Bridge to call attention to the Polio Plus initiative.
All hands on board! Congratulations to District 7780 on your financial contributions and your public appearances in your red shirts. Highlights of the month included a walk across the bridge in Portland, Pints for Polio all over the District, Polio Plus Society members pledging $100 or more per year, Bingo for Polio, matching funds, happy dollars, and generous contributions.
Our own Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary's International Polio Plus, traveled to Germany this month for the World Health Summit. At this summit, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation committed to $1.2 billion to support efforts to end all forms of polio. Another Polio and Rotary superstar, AnnLee Hussey, was interviewed by News Center Maine on October 20 in anticipation of World Polio Day on October 24. You may view her interview here
One of my goals as District Governor was to ask every club to register a Polio giving pledge for the year. Every club in the district has accomplished this, and many have already exceeded their goal. We are using the green stick on our theme banner to dig deeper and persevere in our goal to eradicate polio in the world. We are this close!
As you know, November is Foundation month. I suggest signing up for "Every Rotarian Every Year." EREY makes contributions very easy. Four of our clubs have 100% EREY participation. I also suggest that you attend the One in a Million Foundation Gala on November 4. You can register here
One more thing, don't miss the video which will introduce you to Bailey Island, home of the District Celebration on June 10, 2023. Click here to check it out!
Claudia Frost
District Governor
Rotary Club of Brunswick
Morse High School Interactors raise awareness of Polio eradication with a 'purple pinky' initiative.