From October 1st to 31st Rotarians and friends are being encouraged, once again, to take action to raise awareness, funds, and support to end Polio. Using its user-friendly website (, you can register to walk and set distance and fundraising goals. Alternatively, you can donate to someone who is walking. For the walkers, the total distance you have set for the month is accumulated over the entire month of October. So, you can walk when, where and with whom you want in a COVID safe way. Each walk is logged on the website along with all donations. It’s easy.

All contributions through the campaign will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, partners in the GPEI. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductable with receipts issued by The Australian Rotary Foundation Trust. An added benefit of the walk event is the positive effect on physical and mental health.

On Saturday 22nd of October, District 9800 Foundation is holding a yearly event, ‘Rotary Walk Around Albert Park Lake’. The meeting point is at Swan Pavilion at 11am. Come in wearing red and let’s walk together to fundraise and fight to eradicate polio.

Charles Tran
Club Foundation Director