World Polio Day will occur on October 24, 2019.  What does your club have planned?  How about donating the happy or sad dollars and the fines that you collect during the week of October 21st to the End Polio Now Initiative?  What about a community activity centered around Polio?  Have you considered helping your Interact club should they be doing a purple pinkie project?  A very large number of Rotarians in our District, sadly, do not contribute anything to Polio.  A large number of clubs fall into the same category, contributing nothing to polio.  Someday in the not too distant future, Rotary will be able to announce to the world that we have kept our promise to the children of the world and eliminated polio!  Rightfully so, Rotarians will be proud to be part of an organization that for only the second time in history has eliminated a disease from the face of the earth.  But stop and ask yourself, how will YOU feel on that day if you have never contributed the the polio eradication initiative.  World Polio Day will be an excellent time for all members of Rotary District 5495 to contribute to the End Polio Now campaign.  
The Peoria North Rotary Club has a special event planned for World Polio Day. Join us as we celebrate World Polio Day Thursday, Oct. 24. Peoria North Rotary Club will be hosting a public viewing of The Rotary Foundation's annual update on our efforts to eradicate polio. The screening will begin at 5 p.m. at Dave & Buster's, 9460 W. Hanna Lane, Glendale (at Westgate Center). Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and food and drinks are available for purchase on your own. Of course, donations to the Polio Plus Fund will be accepted! RSVP to let us know if you're attending. For additional information, contact Bret McKeand at or visit