Rotary tar nå et tak for å nå målet om End Polio Now

Under Distriktets årsmøte den 17. oktober holdt Bjørg Månum Anderson en appell om å ta et krafttak for å nå målet.
Følgende hilsen er sendt oss -

“På årsmøtet 17. oktober holdt jeg en appell til deltakerne om å ta et krafttak nå for at vi skal nå målet med “END POLIO NOW”. Bl.a. så inviterer RI president Ravi Ravindran ossi brev ( sendt klubbene) til å markere lokalt 23-24. oktober med “2015 World Polio Day”. Se også appell fra Polio Plus Team.
Dagen er der allerede ! Klubbene kan velge en annen Rotary dag i år, men la oss planlegge og bruke FN dagen 24. oktober heretter til å markere utad ROTARY’s  innsats for “END POLIO NOW”. Ingen innsats er for liten eller stor. Sammen gir det de resultater  vi trenger for å komme i mål.”

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Fra Polio Plus teamet i RI er følgende oppfordring mottatt  -


On 23 October, we will kick off World Polio Day celebrations with a special event that will shine a light on Rotary’s leadership in the fight to end polio.
The End Polio Now: Make History Today event, live-streamed from New York City, will provide a global update on the status of polio eradication from experts in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and will feature performances and appearances by celebrity ambassadors and other notables.
Time magazine Senior Editor Jeffrey Kluger is our moderator, and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake is a keynote speaker.
Watch the live program at endpolio.org on Friday, 23 October, at 18:30 Eastern time (UTC-4) and take part in the conversation using #endpolio.

If you can’t join us then, you can still be a part of this moment in history. A recording of the event will be available immediately following the broadcast. Use it to update your government representatives, or show it as part of your local World Polio Day celebration or club meeting program.

Share this tweet to encourage others to join us.

You can continue to support the fight against polio after World Polio Day through Miles to End Polio. On 21 November, General Secretary John Hewko and a team of Rotary staff will join Rotary members from Arizona and around the world in El Tour de Tucson to raise funds for polio eradication. Their current fundraising goal is $10 million.
Districts can help reach this goal with a special Miles to End Polio DDF donation. The district that contributes the most will receive a visit from President-elect John Germ. To donate DDF, please complete and return this form by 30 November. Personal contributions can also be made.
Now that Nigeria has stopped polio, we are one step closer to a polio-free world. But our fight isn’t over. There’s still work to be done in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining polio-endemic countries. Donate today and your donation will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

With your help, we are “this much closer” to ending polio.

The PolioPlus Team


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