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A great opportunity to do good in the world.

Are You a Member of the PolioPlus Society?

PolioPlus is the most ambitious program in Rotary’s history.
Rotary has led the private sector to rid the world of this crippling disease for over 30 years. PolioPlus is recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal.
As a member of the Society, you pledge to donate a minimum of $100 USD each year or $10 per month in the form of a recurring donation from your credit card until the world is certified polio free by the World Health Organization. Rotarians and their friends who join the Society will be honored with a special pin and certificate that will be presented at your Club meeting.
All donations will be matched 2 to 1 by the Gates Foundation, making this an even better opportunity to end polio forever. You will also be receiving credit for Paul Harris Fellow recognition. 
The easiest way to donate is to go to or by "hovering" over the QR code on the bottom of this page, with your smartphone's camera. Once you are on this page you can
  • Make a one-time donation of $100 (or more) with your credit card by clicking on the "One-time donation" button and choosing the appropriate amount.
  • The other choice is to click the "Recurring Donation" button. 
  • (If you are a Rotary member, be sure that you have registered on for an account.  This is necessary for you, your club, and our District to receive proper credit. Signing up is quick and easy).
 You can also donate by writing a check to "The Rotary Foundation" with "PolioPlus" in the memo section and submitting it to your club's Foundation Chair or sending the check directly to The Rotary Foundation with a 123_contribution form or at least your Rotary member number at 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693, USA
Help Rotarians reach every last child and achieve our vision of a polio free world.

Why Eradicate Polio?

To end polio, we must stop transmission of the virus in the three countries where it remains endemic: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. We must also keep all other countries polio-free until we're certain it won't resurface. Up to 60 high-risk countries still operate large-scale immunization campaigns to protect children against polio.
Polio Global Eradication Initiative
The goal of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is to complete the eradication and containment of all:
- Wild polio viruses
- Vaccine-related polio viruses
- Sabin polio viruses,
So that no child ever again suffers paralytic poliomyelitis.