World Polio Day is October 24th. Some clubs have a tradition to raise funds for Polio Plus in October. District Governor Ben Bauer is also issuing a challenge to our District to raise $130,000 for Polio Plus by March 30, 2023. That is an increase of $11,000 over last year's success. Better yet, when we reach the goal, DG Ben will dye his hair purple in honor of our contributions! Keep reading to for more info and some tools to help us get there!
To help us reach this goal, we are pleased to introduce the District 6250 Polio Plus Society. This is a new initiative from Rotary to encourage clubs and Rotarians to support Polio Plus every year until we achieve the goal of eradicating polio. Polio Plus Society offers special recognition for donations of $100 or more to Polio Plus. 
The following are attached to support your appeal. These materials will also be available at in the coming days.
1. The 2023 DG Challenge for Polio Plus.
2. An appeal you can use with your club and community.
3. Polio Plus Society Membership Form.
4. A promo for the purple hair incentive.
Kathy Reinolt, Immediate Past President, Holmen Area Club, is our new Polio Plus Co-Chair. Kathy is leading the new Polio Plus Society. I am deeply appreciative for her work to elevate recognition for contributions to this most important of Rotary goals. Let us know if you have questions. Kathy can be reached via email at
Send us stories and pictures about your club's activities to support Polio Plus. We want to share them with DG Ben and District 6250 Rotarians. Let's reach this goal to keep our promise that children around the world will no longer need to fear the devastating health consequences of this disease!