Posted on Oct 25, 2019
Maketu Rotary picked up the END POLIO movie fundraising scheme promoted annually by Rotary clubs in Australia and New Zealand.  This year's film, "Ride Like a Girl", was a winner at every level.  The event was organised by Lyn Fraser-Jones, whose promotional tenacity produced a sell-out attendance at the Tivoli Theatre in Papamoa.   
Attendees were treated to a gourmet selection of nibbles before the show, and several went home with spot prizes or as a raffle winner.  District 9930 Rotary Foundation Chair (and Maketu Rotarian) David Campbell, told the audience about The Rotary Foundation's winning effort to eradicate polio.  In the spirit of the movie, he reminded the Rotarians that the easiest way to lose a horse race was to take your eye off the finish line, and he challenged them to "Ride Like a Rotarian". 
The big winner of the night was, of course, Rotary's "End Polio Now" programme.  With the support of the matching challenge of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the movie event raised over $2,500.