From The Rotary Club of Halifax North West
Welcome to the monthly newsletter from the Rotary Club of Halifax North West, where we share the club’s news with the community we serve. This issue highlights the global fight against polio and introduces an exciting new fundraiser.
24 October is World Polio Day. Rotary International, in cooperation with the Gates Foundation, has made tremendous progress in eradicating polio. Last year, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus, showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances. The virus remains endemic in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. We use World Polio Day to advocate for the support needed to end polio in countries where it still paralyzes children. Although polio cases have been reduced by 99.9% worldwide since 1988, it is critical that efforts continue to eradicate the disease for good. If polio is not fully eradicated, there could be a global resurgence of the disease with as many as 200,000 new cases each year over the next ten years, all over the world. Anyone can help us make a difference by donating through www. endpolio.org.
We are delighted to introduce an exciting new fundraising project which will enable us to continue to support a number of worthy causes in the local and wider communities. If you like to travel (and who doesn’t, especially after the pandemic!) the Trip of the Month Club is for you! For an annual fee, trip club members will be eligible to win a wonderful monthly trip, or cash/travel substitute. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold, creating an excellent chance of winning. Plus, there will be 4 monthly consolation prizes, so you could win your ticket price! You’ll want to get your tickets quickly to qualify for the early bird prize being drawn on November 16th. Regular draws will be held on the first Tuesday of the month beginning on December 7th. Watch our Facebook page or email email@example.com.
Our club welcomes everyone to explore community service with us! We pride ourselves on being diverse and inclusive. Corporate members from the business community are welcome as well. We meet every Tuesday from noon to 1 pm at Freeman’s on Dutch Village Road in Fairview. Join us for lunch to meet the members and share the camaraderie and networking. Please stay tuned – the Rotary Club of Halifax North West is on the move again!