Since 1988, Rotary International and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) — the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — have worked to wipe polio from the face of the earth. A volunteer service organization of 1.2 million men and women, Rotary began immunizing children against polio in 1985 and became a spearheading partner in the GPEI three years later.
Rotary’s main responsibilities are fundraising, advocacy, and volunteer recruitment. To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$900 million to the polio eradication effort.
With over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, Rotary is able to reach out to national governments worldwide to generate crucial financial and technical support for polio eradication. Since 1995, the advocacy efforts of Rotary and its partners have helped raise more than $8 billion from donor governments.
May the Christmas Magic bring health, wealth and peace to your home and make your Christmas a fun filled Celebration.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Rotarians at the Rotary Club of South Launceston
The Rotary Club of South Launceston is located in the historic city of Launceston. Launceston is a city in north Tasmania where the South Esk and North Esk rivers become the Tamar River. It's the second-largest city in the state with a population estimated at 110,000, which makes it the 9th largest non-capital city in the country and the 17th largest city in Australia. Launceston is Australia's third oldest city from where John Batman planned the city of Melbourne from his residence in Launceston.It was founded in 1806 and named after Launceston in the United Kingdom. It is Tasmania's second largest population centre, and is an attractive city due to its many parks and gardens.