Fellow Rotarians, I am EXCITED to announce that we will be rolling out a Motorcycle Ride around District 5930 to raise funds and awareness to support Rotary International’s END POLIO NOW campaign. We will start on SATURDAY, MARCH 25th in LAREDO, TEXAS.

The Ride ...

The plan is pass by or stop at many Rotary cities within District 5930. Rotarians and non-Rotarians can get involved by riding, donating, or hosting an event.
This motorcycle ride and fundraiser is part of something bigger than our South Texas District. This is a part of a global initiative to eliminate this crippling disease from the planet. View the whole Route log (as of 1/31/2017, subject to change).

Join in On Fundraising ...

  • Every dollar counts and the dollars you contribute could be the dollars that finally help the Polio Plus program achieve its goal of complete eradication.
  • All donations are a tax-deductible contribution.
  • Plus! Rotarians will receive credit for a Polio Plus donation, so please make a note of your Rotary club name & member number as your donation dedication.
  • Make Check Payable to: RI Foundation FBO Polio Plus (FBO means For Benefit Of)

Other Ways You Can Help ...

Click the Read More link to find out ways you and your club can help.

We need your help. We are looking for sponsorships and donations to the Rotary Foundation for END POLIO NOW. It is our intent for this to be a District 5930 fundraiser.

I would challenge all the clubs to see who can contribute the most to this project. 

We will be setting up an online payment system for your convenience. Our goal is to raise $5,000 for END POLIO NOW on behalf of District 5930. We will have a live tally to see where we are on reaching our goal.

Here are other ways your club can help.

  • Have Rotoract and Interact clubs do a fundraiser and schedule a quick photo opportunity and fellowship along the ride.
  • Makes for a great Rotary image boost in your neck of the woods to post that visual on your social media platforms as well!
  • If you can let me know where would be a convenient place to stop and gather with your area clubs for that photo opportunity, please reach out to me right away.
  • At the gatherings, there will be an opportunity to collect the checks from those supporting the ride.
  • Also, this would be a time for anyone who wants to join a stretch of the ride, they can, and then celebrate it on your preferred social media platform.
  • Remember we want to raise funds, but also awareness.
  • Tips on best places for coffee, snacks and meals along the way will also be appreciated.

Lastly, if you want to join us on this ride, let me know, so we can take care of the legal stuff. We don't discriminate on the number of wheels you use. Classic cars and trikes are perfectly fine.

We want to draw attention to our cause, so the more impressions we can make for END POLIO NOW and Rotary, the better.

WE ARE THIS CLOSE! I know those who receive the life changing polio vaccine all around the world can count on my fellow Rotarians of District 5930 to come together and make a real change in the spirit of fellowship and FUN.

For updates on what is going on behind the scenes, follow my blog at www.rotarypoliomoto.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rotarypoliomoto/

The best to you and yours this season,

J. Michael Dickerson

Lieutenant Governor of Youth Services

District 5930