11 days to go...
An incredible few weeks have seen us reach an truly extraordinary 232 clubs on the global map in 45 countries and 70+ Rotary districts http://goo.gl/maps/ELuKq.
We are now officially a 6 continent event being joined by clubs in Ecuador and Brazil in South America!
There are 124 club event entries registered on the website.
Here we are being highlighted as a key event for Rotary day on the Rotary International Web pages http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News/Pages/130211_news_anniversaryprevu.aspx
Draws breath... But there is more, there is so much more to share.
If you are reading this and saying to yourself - there's only a few days to go, admirable project but its just too late for our club to join in - here's the big news.....
Thanks to the brilliant innovation and vision of Rotary E-Club District 3170 President Lizette Oldfalk you can join in wherever you are in the world! She's created a virtual team sign up
So you could swim at your gym, at the local pool, nip down to the beach and swim in the ocean - the possibilities are limitless. All you have to do is click on this event invite and donate a minimum of just $5 which goes to Rotary Foundation for End Polio Now http://rotaryglobalswim-eclubd3170-eorgf.eventbrite.com.au/ - and then please share it with you friends.
If you don't have the chance to swim, even if you can't swim, you can still be a part of this uniquely global happening. There's already $280 raised , this is going to be huge. Just imagine if every Rotarian donated just $5 - over $5 million!! Donations can be accepted from anywhere in the world
Talking of online donations for those of you taking part in Australia, Genevieve Carr of the Rotary Club of Kwinana has set up this page which goes straight to the Australian Rotary Foundation End Polio Now http://www.mycause.com.au/page/56184 there's already over $860 Australian dollars on there and you can create your own page for your swim team
We raised $105,000 in 2012, but with twice as many clubs and 3 times the average duration of events the possibilities of raising $500,000 or more are extremely real
And however you support us, please do be sure to spare a couple of minutes to register on our website so that we can track that you have taken part and keep you updated. Here's those video instructions once more.