October 24 is World Polio Day.  Given the fact that the last reported case of Polio in the world was January 27, 2021, we will be 9 months Polio Free at that time!
 
So far this calendar year, only 2 cases have been reported – one in Afghanistan and one in Pakistan!  We have a really good “shot” at beating this thing!  If your club wants to do a project or an event around World Polio Day, go to this website for a toolkit and to register your project:  https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day
 
On October 29th, there will be a Multi-District PolioPlus Dinner at the Ramada by Wyndham in Liverpool/Syracuse.  Our keynote speaker for the evening is RIPE Jennifer Jones!  
 
There is more information about this event on the District Website and later in The Grapevine.  Tickets are limited, so please register early! There are 4 districts vying for seats, so don’t delay.
 
Something you may want to consider as a fundraiser for your club and for PolioPlus is Pints for Polio!  Collaborate with a local brewery, brewpub, or bar of your choice, and ask them to donate a portion of an evening’s pours of one or two particular beers to your club for PolioPlus.  Advertise it in your community and you will contribute not only to PolioPlus, but also to your local economy by bringing business to your local watering hole! After all – October is also Community Economic Development Month, so let’s give our community a little  something to talk about.  
 
Don’t forget that there are many facets to the world of Rotary.  This past month, my husband and I joined a group of Rotarian RV Fellowshippers who were camping at our local KOA for a picnic.  They were from all over the East Coast. And they have members from all over the world!   There are many Rotary Fellowships out there for many different interests!  Choose from Beer, Wine, or Whiskey, Birdwatching, Rowing, Surfing, Skiing, Marathon Running, Yoga, Doll-lovers, Magicians, or Motorcycles, etc.  Last I checked, there were 97 Rotary Fellowships available!  Check them out by Googling Rotary Fellowships.