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On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognise our progress in the global fight to end polio.
Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralysing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in hours. It can strike people of any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio can be prevented by vaccines, but it is not curable. Unlike most diseases, polio can be eradicated.
For more than 30 years, Rotary and our partners have driven the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. Our PolioPlus program was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale. As a core partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary focuses on advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and awareness-building.
Rotary members have contributed $1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $8 billion to the effort.
Ride Like A Girl - raising funds for PolioPlus
On Sunday 15th September the Rotary Club of Wahroonga hosted the film Ride Like a Girl, at the Event Cinemas in Hornsby. Ride Like a Girl is the inspirational true story of Michele Payne - the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. This event was in support of Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign.
Our special guest for this film event was Martin McGrath, one of Australia’s most experienced cinematographers who spoke about the film, working with director Rachel Griffiths, and the challenges and highlights of shooting the film.

Upcoming Events
Meeting Speakers
Lucy Dahill
Oct 02, 2019 7:30 AM
Capturing the art and beauty of memorials
Capturing the art and beauty of memorials

Lucy Dahill will be speaking at the Rotary Club of Wahroonga on Wednesday 2nd October, the topic Capturing the art and beauty of memorials

Gabrielle Crawford was commissioned by the Orne department to create a photographic record of France's monuments to the dead of two world wars. 

"When I came to live in Normandy I was taken by the number of war memorials there are - many very beautifully made with amazing detail. In the cities they were designed by architects. But in small towns and villages often they were paid for by local subscription: they're less grand and perhaps more touching. Often they feature images representing the ordinary French people who died when the Germans invaded or who were deported afterwards." (Author: Arts reporter, BBC News)

Lucy will be showing some of Gabrielle's photographs of these monuments.

John Julius
Oct 16, 2019 7:30 AM
Working and Living Overseas as an Expatriate
Bill Bradley
Oct 23, 2019 7:30 AM
The Australian Polio Epidemic
Radha Simhadri
Nov 13, 2019 7:30 AM
Rotary District 9685 International Grant - Training for Disabled & Care Givers in Coorg, India
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  • Dick Webb
    September 6, 1994
    25 years
  • Rob Giacometti
    September 18, 1985
    34 years
  • Jim Verco
    September 22, 1993
    26 years
  • Hugh Burne
    September 24, 2014
    5 years
  • Lucy Dahill
    September 27, 2017
    2 years
  • Ian Faulks
    September 29, 2004
    15 years
  • Janelle Speight
    September 30, 2015
    4 years
  • Kerrin McCormack
    September 30, 2015
    4 years