ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS 2018
Highlights from the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where there’s Inspiration Around Every Corner, June 23-27, 2018.
DG Dave and Bernadette Whalen at the Toronto Convention. On the left is PDG Ernie Montagne of District 5500, Tucson AZ, and on the right is DGE Tom Drennan of District 6060, Overland MO. The booth DG Dave is visiting in the picture is for an event sponsored by District 5500.
The Ride to End Polio is a bicycling fundraiser hosted by Rotary District 5500 and held each November in Tucson, Arizona, USA, in conjunction with El Tour de Tucson, one of the largest annual bicycling events in the US.
In 2017 the Ride to End Polio raised US $11.7 million including the Gates Foundation match. Since its inception in 2009, the event has raised more than US $45 million, enough to purchase more than 50 million doses of polio vaccine.