Ryde Rotary Club Foundation Committee
The Rotary Foundation
Ryde Rotary raises money for many local charities and good causes but with other clubs throughout the world it also donates to the Rotary Foundation. This is Rotary’s own charity.
The Mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarian's to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. It has become one of the foremost non-governmental foundations with the educational support programme being the largest private scholarship endowment in the world.
The Rotary Foundation has made Polio eradication its top priority since 1985. Since 1988 Rotary International with partners has spearheaded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Its emblem is the crocus as it is purple to match the colour of iodine which is put on after the vaccination to avoid infection.
The catchphrase is END POLIO NOW & FOR EVER! And this has almost been achieved!
More recently the Gates Foundation have more that match funded for polio eradication by generously adding £2.00 for every £1.00 Rotary donates.
St. Georges road safety facility
Ryde Rotary Clubs Road safety facility at St. Georges Schooldetails
Crocus bulb planting at St. Georges School 2015
Club members and pupils planting crocus corms at St. Georges School which is part of this years Ryde Rotary Clubs crocus appeal.details
Rotary approves US$500,000 emergency grant for Somalia
Rotary approves US$500,000 emergency grant for Somaliadetails
World Polio crocus collection at Busy Bee
World Polio crocus collection at Busy Bee raised Â£613-53details
Ryde Rotary Club quiz night 2015
The 2015 annual quiz night was held at the Wootton community centre an Friday the 13th of March, the quizmaster was John Busby. Profits from the event will go to the Rotary Foundation (Rotary's own charity)details
World Polio Crocus Appeal
End Polio Now Crocus fundraiser / awareness campaign to be held at Busy Bee. Times etc. TBA.details
Polio eradication shifts into emergency mode 05 2012
Polio eradication shifts into emergency modedetails
Ryde Rotary Club awarded for the End Polio Now Campaign
Ryde Rotary Club awarded for its support of the End Polio Now Campaigndetails
American Northwest Girlchoir and Young Voices of The Isle of Wight Concert 29 06 2013
Ryde Rotary Club promoted the American Northwest Girlchoir and Young Voices of The Isle of Wight in a concert 29 06 2013details