October is Polio Awareness Month. In addition, Rotary International designated October 24 as World Polio Day. This day commemorates
the birth of Jonas Saks (Oct. 24/1914), who developed one of the first polio vaccines.
Thanks to gifts from our club members, we raised $2,200 in October to donate to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Campaign. We are contributing to worldwide efforts to eradicate polio. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match $2 for every $1 Rotary International commits to ending polio.
In effect, our club's donations are tripled thanks to the Gates Foundation!