SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (April 12, 2015) — The Liberty, Livingston Manor and Monticello Rotary Clubs are partnering together for a fundraising dinner to support Rotary’s Global Initiative to eradicate polio worldwide.
The fun-filled event will be held on Thursday, May 7 at the Villa Roma Club House with social hour beginning a 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our three clubs to work together to help with Rotary International’s global program to rid the world of polio and we will also be honoring those members who sustained membership for 20 or more years,” says Monticello Rotary President and dinner committee member Helen Diehl.
Rotary is a volunteer service organization of over 1.2 million men and women worldwide who made a commitment to immunize the world’s children against polio and became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative 3 years later. To date, Rotary along with it’s partners like the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control Prevention, UNICEF and the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotary’s primary responsibilities include fundraising, advocacy and volunteer recruitment and worldwide have helped to immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. The cost can be as little as $.0.60 for a child to be protected against this crippling disease for life.
The event will include stationed hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar, entrée choices of Chicken Marsala, Sliced Top Sirloin or Pasta Primavera with tossed green salad, bread & butter, coffee/tea and assorted desserts for a donation of only $40 per person and $70 per couple. There will be a silent auction conducted during the affair where all proceeds will benefit the Rotary International Polio Eradication initiative. “This will be a great night to share Rotary friendship,” says Susan Kraycer, Liberty Rotary Polio Eradication Campaign Chairperson. “We are so close to eradicating polio but we still need help.”
Reservations are requested by April 22. For more information and/or to make reservations contact Dave Thomson at 845-295-3203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.