Rotary helping to put an end to polio

The Rotary Club of Rylstone Kandos recently hosted visitors from the District Governor (DG), Steve Jackson and his wife and fellow Rotarian, Janette. Also travelling to Rylstone Kandos in support of the club was Assistant District Governor Lyn McDonald and Malcolm and Lynn Cockrum from the Rotary Club of Dubbo West. 

A focus of Rotary currently is a health and humanitarian projects. One critical program is ‘End Polio Now’.”  This week makes the official End Polio Now day. There are many people who do not know what polio is because polio was eradicated in Australia many years ago.

India has been an inspiration by conducting National Immunisation Day every two months. With 500 special Rotary booths set up over the country and an army of 2.5 million volunteers, 180 million children were immunized in eight hours. 

That is the sort of commitment that has been generated through the End Polio Now campaign. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined Rotary to raise funds by giving $2 for every $1 Rotary raises.

End Polio Now: President of Rylstone Kandos Rotary Club Elizabeth McKay with visiting District Governor Steve Jackson and his wife Janette.

End Polio Now: President of Rylstone Kandos Rotary Club Elizabeth McKay with visiting District Governor Steve Jackson and his wife Janette.