Porirua Rotary hosted a fundraiser lunch at the Whitby Taj restaurant on Sunday, 18 October. 
 
District Polio Chair, Chris Tchernegovski shared the latest polio stats and the plan to eradicate the polio virus.   
 
President of Porirua Rotary, June Murugan  also talked about the dedication and commitment of Rotarians in the Club and across the globe in the fight to eradicate Polio.  Rotarians have been leaders in supporting this 'End Polio' drive for many years and they want to finish this job which is the promise they made to the children of the world. 
 
Two of the club members, Glynis Denz and her late husband, Fred have been to India for the vaccination campaign, she said.  A placemat was made to honour these members and guests were given a copy as takeaways. 
 
More than 40 guests enjoyed a delicious curry lunch prepared by Rotary member, Gurpreet Kaur and her Team. 
 
All funds raised will be matched equally by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Thank you to all those who supported this worthy cause.
Lessons learnt from India and Africa where it's now declared wild polio virus free is being applied to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 
World Polio Day is on Friday, 24 October and the District has organised a 'Ride the train' event from Palmerston North to Wellington.  Look out for Rotary members wearing red shirts on the train and donate your cash in the buckets they will carry.