The 2021 order forms for D1090 are available here to download, with the some instructions on how to plant a Rotary wheel and a template for a press release.
The Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Polio Team have secured 2 million crocus corms which can be ordered at the price of £175 for a box of 4,000. These will be sold on a first come first served basis and if more can be secured it is expected that the price will rise. The absolute deadline for orders is 31st August 2021. This year we have two types of crocus and you can state your preference on the form. Other details are explained on the order form. Crocuses will be delivered to our district polio team in September and then distributed to clubs.
The aim of the crocuses is to raise awareness and raise funds for the End Polio Now campaign. Let's continue this project for a SIXTH YEAR!!
Visit the Growing Together to End Polio Now page to see the photos and reports of planting across the district in 2016 and the Crocuses in Bloom around the District page to see the results in the Spring of 2017.
And for more information about the ongoing Rotary GB&I campaign visit the Rotary GB&I Purple4Polio pages where you will find useful resources including briefing notes and logos, and a Purple Menu full of ideas for your club.
Updated 7th July 2021
more deadline for nominations in 20th August 2021
more District resources, links to RIBI and RI pages and to the World Polio Eradication Initiative pages
more report of a presentation in Oxford on 14th October 2019 by Dr Abdi Mahamud, the Polio Eradication Initiative National Team Leader for the World Health Organisation in Pakistan
more from 23rd to 30th April 2020 the World Health Organisation, Rotary and their partners promote the importance of vaccinations
more All the hard work in October and November was worth it - the Thames Valley turns purple
more the history of polio, the vaccine and the eradication programme
more Rotary's polio campaign is supported by many famous faces
more Rotary clubs and their Purple4Polio partners all over the District are well under-way with their crocus planting to raise awareness for End Polio Now.
more response to reports of a polio vaccine shortage
back Rotary's remarkable commitment. Working with an incredible network of people, we really are so close to eradicating polio.