Back in August 2018 the Club had a visit by Bronwyn Stephens, our District Governor. She distributed small jars full of  smarties and requested members to replace the smarties with gold coins and donate these coins to the End Polio Now foundation.
 
A few of our members have taken up Bronwyn's request and their donations have been forwarded to Dennis Shore at District 9800. Doug Hawley was one  of the members who collected his gold coins and he managed to squeeze $156 into the small jar in place of the smarties.
 
Dennis Shore sent an email to the Club this week to thank and also congratulate Doug. He also provided the amazing advice, reproduced below, about the impact of Doug's donation which makes you recall the words of the popular song "from little things big things grow"
 
       
 
 
 
 
Doug's $156 contribution will be matched by District and the district component will attract a 50% bonus, all of which will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. So Doug’s contribution will generate $1170 to fight polio.
 
      Thanks again,
 
      Dennis

 

Members are encouraged to consider accumulating their gold coins and to make a donation to the End Polio Now cause (you do not need to still have the smartie jar to make a donation).