Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 16, 2017
Dear Rotary Friend, 
Because of Rotary and its partners, the world has seen a 99% drop in the number of polio cases.  But the fight is not over.  And we need your help.  We ask you to contribute to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus campaign, so we can reach our goal of complete worldwide eradication of this dread disease. 
For the month of June, Rotary District 5170 is conducting a “Flash” campaign - you know, sort of like the “Flash” sales that retailers conduct.  We ask that you contribute a one-time $26.50 to The Rotary Foundation, in support of the End Polio Now campaign. 
Why $26.50? $26.50 was the amount of the first contribution made to establish The Rotary Foundation for the purpose of doing good in the world, in 1917.These funds will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Where can you get leverage like that in today’s world? Any contribution you make will be matched 2 to 1, by the way.
For those who have not yet contributed a total of $1,000 to become a Paul Harris Fellow, District 5170 will also match any contribution you make with recognition points, to help you achieve that recognition level.
Your contribution will also help your club achieve Every Rotarian Every Year status, which honors clubs in which every member makes at least a $25 contribution to The Rotary Foundation.
If you and your club have already contributed to polio, please take this one extra step and write a $26.50 check in support of this effort.  We will let you know how we did when the campaign ends in June.
Warm Rotary Regards,
Ninna Chugh
District 5170 Polio Chair
Please see President Krystal Lomanto to make your contribution or email her