Polio Challenge

We Did it!
This afternoon here in San Diego at the International Assembly it was announced that Rotary had met the Gates Challenge with donations equaling $202,600,037.25 as of 13 January. The CEO of the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation made an unscheduled appearance to announce that the Foundation had decided that in addition to the $250M challenge the Gates Foundation would donate an additional $50M to Rotary in commoration of Rotary matching the last Gates Challenge and Rotary's continued fight on polio. Every Rotarian should be congratulated for their part in making the challenge a reality. This is the second wondeful piece of news in two days - "we are this close!"
Yours in Rotary
Woody Sadler
Dist 7570 DGE