What is the Polio Plus Society?
It is a Rotary fundraising and recognition program that specifically supports Polio eradication.
Why the eradication of Polio?
Rotary International is a founding member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio is a paralysing and potentially deadly infectious disease. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
Isn’t Polio virtually eradicated anyway?
Whilst it remains endemic only in two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyse as many as 200,000 children each year.
What is the commitment to become a member of the Polio Plus Society?
The commitment is $100US per year until Polio is eradicated worldwide.
Who can become members?
The general public including Rotarians and their friends.
How do you become a member?
  1. Download the commitment form: CLICK HERE
  2. Complete the Commitment Form and email David Grieve (davidgrieve.au@gmail.com).
If you would like a presentation via ZOOM at your Club meeting, please contact District Polio Co-Ordinator David Grieve, preferably by email or on 0488 480402
Let’s eradicate Polio together