Ro­tary’s Mel­bourne Cup Day sweep raises $800 for char­ity

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

THE Ro­tary Club of Childers Mel­bourne Cup sweep raised $800.

The funds will be used by the club and the Ro­tary Foun­da­tion to help sup­port lo­cal projects.

This Novem­ber is End Po­lio Now Month – Oc­to­ber 24 was World Po­lio Day.

When Ro­tary launched the pro­gram in 1985 there were more than 150,000 po­lio cases in over 125 coun­tries.

There has since been a 99% re­duc­tion in po­lio cases, or four mil­lion chil­dren who might have been po­lio vic­tims.

Ro­tary pres­i­dent Gra­ham Walker was pleased with the re­sult and ef­forts shown by Ro­tary mem­bers dur­ing the Mel­bourne Cup sweep.

The win­ners of the sweep were:

1st place Craig Fredrick­son. 2nd Place Joyce Bianco. 3rd Di Styles. The wooden spoon for last place went to Guy Cole.

The Ro­tary Club of Childers meets ev­ery Thurs­day at the Isis Club at 7pm

New mem­bers are en­cour­aged to come along and join the club for a meal.

There are cur­rently 22 Ro­tar­i­ans in the Ro­tary Club of Childers.

The club can be seen at many com­mu­nity events, fundrais­ing to con­trib­ute to the lo­cal com­mu­nity with mon­e­tary or in-kind do­na­tions.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RO­TARY: Al­wyn Har­rip and Imke Coll­mann, the Ro­tary Ex­change stu­dent from Ger­many.

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