Posted by Steven Sager on Oct 02, 2018
Polio, Service Projects, Foundation Dinner and Training are the core messages this month.
Polio.  October is World Polio Awareness Month, and October 24 is World Polio Day. Many clubs are planning activities to raise awareness, and raise funds, to help with the global efforts to eradicate Polio from this planet.  Our leadership team has been planning a couple incentives to encourage more activities this month.
I challenge all clubs in the District to donate, collectively, $25,000 to PolioPlus during the month of October.  That is an average of just $500 per club.  If we achieve that goal, I will jump in the Atlantic Ocean in February as part of the Polar Plunge in Gloucester.  
If that was not enough, we will award a pair of tickets to the limited seating World Polio Day event in Philadelphia on
October 24 this year.  The award will be drawn randomly from the Rotarians who have donated at least $25 to PolioPlus by October 15.  In addition to event tickets, the District will reimburse one hotel night for accommodations in Philadelphia.  See Flyer below!
Guatemala.  We finally are ready to accept applications for people to help with the Stove Project in Guatemala. Many of you have heard me promote this project on my club visits.  Detailed information on the trip is HERE.  The important thing to know is that we can only take 25 people and you must reserve your space by November 2 with a $500 deposit.  We will take one Rotarian per club, and additional Rotarians on a space available basis.
Moca PR.  Gary Hough is once again leading the District efforts to help hurricane ravaged Moca Puerto Rico.  The next trip is November 15, and volunteers are needed.  More Information is found HERE.
Foundation DInner.  November 8.  Please join us to hear Amy Carst tell us about her Maylaka project and celebrate all the good the Rotary Foundation does. I would love to see each club there with a table. SEE BELOW FOR FLYER.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
President Elect Orientation.  October 23.  Strong clubs are led by strong leaders. The first training session for next year's presidents is upon us.  Please make sure your club has its succession plan in place and your leaders are trained.  DGE Pam Anastasi is working hard to make sure all of our clubs continue to succeed next year and beyond, but we need your help to make this happen.  Identify your President Elect and make sure he or she attends! Register them HERE
Thank you for being my inspiration.  I love seeing all the hands on service projects going on around the district.  Keep it up!