Following news of two further wild polio virus cases in Pakistan, I am pleased to forward the following in depth Polio campaign comments from three of our outstanding international leaders and commentators – including inspirational words and encouragement from Bill Gates.
We now have 24 confirmed cases of polio this year – seven in Afghanistan and 17 in Pakistan – all as a result of the ongoing hostilities along the border between the two countries.
When you read the attachments, you will really understand the difficulty of the situation and the bravery of our volunteers.
Bill Gates leaves no doubt on the absolute vital nature of ongoing support from Rotary – along with his commitment.
So please focus on encouraging end of year support from your Rotary clubs.  Let’s ensure a high percentage of clubs honour the request from RI President Barry Rassin for clubs to contribute $1,500 each in a special ‘one off’ donation this year.
I am pleased to provide the information contained in the attachments.  I believe the three pieces provide ALL the answers and I urge you to share with your Rotary clubs – and suggest they publish same in their club newsletters over a three week period.