PDG Bazata Offers Polio Challenge

sold-outI would like to issue a challenge to the Rotarians in District 5630!

2011-2012 District Governor Ron Bazata

Ron Bazata, Kearney
2011-2012 District Governor

Many of you are aware that I was able to help secure a $25,000 donation to the PolioPlus fundraising effort from the Bowman Advised Fund in Kearney. The Bowman family is a prominent local family who have experienced the polio virus first hand and wanted to join Rotary in their global efforts. Since the gift was indirectly initiated from our Kearney Noon club, I was able to suggest the Paul Harris points be made available for a match with our District Rotarians contributions.

The effort started with the Kearney clubs and we have raised over $10,000 of which approximately $8,500 was qualified for the match leaving $16,500 now available to other Rotarians in the district on a first come first serve basis. The only gifts that would be accepted but not matched are from those Rotarians who have reached Major Donor status or are with $1,000 of Major Donor status which means that they have personally given $10,000 to the Rotary Foundation. For those who would like to accept this challenge, I would like to have you send your checks made payable to “The Rotary Foundation” and note PolioPlus on the check for any amount of a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $500 and send it to:

Ron Bazata
P. O. Box 175
Kearney NE 68848

I would like to have all contributions by February 28, 2013. Obviously, anyone who gives $500 would be match $500 and receive a Paul Harris Fellow. Please check the Rotary website to see how close you are to a Paul Harris and take advantage of this special opportunity to help us leverage this wonderful gift! Please call me with any questions. (308)233-4093 or (308)236-9055

PDG Ron L. Bazata