Someone once said that it would be unthinkable if Rotary ever stopped supporting Polio Eradication – decades of commitment would be lost and Rotary would be known as the organization that allowed Polio to become endemic again.
 
Fortunately Rotary is in the business of Doing Good in the World and members of the Rotary family are committed until every last child and the world is polio-free. 

Beginning April 2022, as members of the Rotary family in District7030 and supporters of Polio Eradication – Rotary’s #1 Priority – you are invited to support the Countdown to History and become a member of the new District 7030 PolioPlus Society.

While not an official Rotary International program, the PolioPlus Society has been around in some form since 2012 and is now formally recognized and supported in several Districts and Zones across the globe.

As such, District 7030's Polio Plus Society program is designed to promote individual giving to the PolioPlus Fund where members, partners-in-service and friends of Rotary, Rotaract and Satellite clubs are invited to join Rotary's efforts to continue to raise funds to eradicate Polio.

Your commitment to joining the District 7030 PolioPlus Society provides a significant increase to the contributions to End Polio Now and, of course, all donations will receive a 2 to 1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

To become a member of the District 7030 PolioPlus Society, you are asked to commit to making an annual donation of US $100 (or more) to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund until such time that Polio is completely eradicated and the World Health Organization certifies the world free of Polio.

Please note that your contributions shall also earn you Foundation Recognition Points which not only count towards your PHF/Donor status, but, are also transferable to other members or your club. 
 
Tripling our impact – Remember that your contribution is matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Donations should be made online prior to your application to become a member of the PolioPlus Society via
  1. Login to My Rotary (where possible) to ensure your contribution and foundation recognition points are counted towards your name
  2. Go to https://www.endpolio.org/donate or https://my.rotary.org/en/donate
  3. Ensure your select the Polio Fund
  4. Enter all necessary information
  5. Set up a recurring donation if desired so you do not forget each year
  6. Please save the payment confirmation number upon completing your contribution.
Once your contribution has been made, you can proceed to apply to become a member of the District 7030 PolioPlus Society using this portal.
 
For those persons who already make an annual (recurring) contribution of US $100 or more to the PolioPlus Fund...we did not forget about you!
 
If your annual donation to the PolioPlus Fund for the 2021-2022 Rotary year took place sometime between 1st July 2021 and 24th April 2022 (inclusive), the District 7030 PolioPlus Society shall honor your existing recurring commitment. Simply use the payment confirmation number from your last annual contribution to complete the online application form, along with other relevant information (i.e. date of payment, amount of contribution, etc.).
 
If your annual donation to the PolioPlus Fund for the 2021-2022 Rotary year is scheduled to take place sometime between 25th April and 30th June 2022 (inclusive), please complete the online application form once you have received your payment contribution number from The Rotary Foundation.
 
All persons who already had set up and executed a recurring donation to the PolioPlus Fund of US $100 or more during the 2021-2022 Rotary year shall be inducted into the District 7030 PolioPlus Society. 

For your contribution and annual commitment, you will receive a District 7030 PolioPlus Society certificate and a Polio Plus Society pin, which will be mailed to your Club President for presentation at a club meeting or event.
 
There are four membership tiers available for recognition in the District 7030 PolioPlus Society:
  • Member – Minimum average annual contribution of US $100 to the PolioPlus Fund
  • Gold Member – Minimum average annual contribution of US $250 to the PolioPlus Fund
  • Platinum Member – Minimum average annual contribution of US $500 to the PolioPlus Fund
  • Diamond Member – Minimum average annual contribution of US $1000 to the PolioPlus Fund
Additionally, all persons who make their contribution and register for membership in the District 7030 PolioPlus Society between 1st April and 30th June 2022 shall be specially recognized as charter members of the society.

Please note the following:
  1. Any contributions made to the PolioPlus Fund and/or any other fund of The Rotary Foundation (e.g. Annual Fund/SHARE) during or prior to the current Rotary year (2021-2022) and/or prior to 1st April 2022 shall NOT count towards your qualification or eligibility towards becoming a member of the District 7030 PolioPlus Society – only recent contributions made after 1st April 2022 shall be recognized.
  2. You must provide your payment confirmation number received from The Rotary Foundation upon making your contribution
  3. To maintain your status in the District 7030 PolioPlus Society, you will be asked to provide a copy of your contribution confirmation from The Rotary Foundation once every year on on or before 15th July.
  4. Contributions to the PoloPlus Fund made in the name of a club or other organization DO NOT count towards an individual's qualification or eligibility for membership in the District 7030 PolioPlus Society
  5. Contributions to the PoloPlus Fund made via cheque, direct deposit and/or wire transfer shall be recognized only if proof of such contribution is provided in the form of a contribution confirmation number from The Rotary Foundation. 
 
Let us keep the promise Rotary made to the world in 1985 and
commit to making an annual donation of US $100 or more to
the PolioPlus Fund of The Rotary Foundation and pledge to
help Rotary make history by continuing to contribute US $100 or more each year
until the World Health Organization certifies that polio has been fully eradicated
because until the last child is immunized and world is polio-free,
every child is at risk and polio is just a plane ride away.