Rotary Lights up the World

Raising Awareness of Rotary's most enduring campaign End Polio Now

Eillean Donan Castle, Scotland

Each year on 23 February Rotary celebrates its birthday. As part of the celebrations the End Polio Now message is projected on a number of iconic buildings throughout the world. The Houses of Parliament in London have been lit up, Scotland have excelled themselves by beaming the message loud and clear on the beautiful Eillean Donan Castle in Wester Ross, Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, Glasgow's City Chambers and  the Municipal Buildings in Greenock. Similar messages have been projected on the Sydney Opera House, the Coliseum in Rome, Capetown, the High Falls in Rochester, New York, Kanazawa castle in Japan and many more.


Coliseum, Rome  Sydney Opera House Purto Rico

Further to the $100 million grant given in November 2007, Rotary received a further US$255 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the 2009 International Assembly. In response to the grants, Rotary has committed to raising $200 million in matching funds over the next three years.

Bicester Rotary Club donated