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SML Rotary Contributed $3,750 to End Polio

SML Rotary fundraising

SML Rotary Club Members Pidge Morgan and Case Pieterman hold a check for $3,750 raised by the club locally to support Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign. Both shaved their heads to call attention to the project.

November 3, 2011, Moneta, VA — Several years ago, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation issued a long-term challenge to 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide. If those clubs can together raise and donate $200 million to Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign, the Gates Foundation will donate another $355 million.

Two months ago, the 32-member Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake set a 2011 club goal of $3,000 for the campaign. Members Pidge Morgan and Case Pieterman (shown in photo with check) shaved their heads to call local attention to the challenge.

The SML Rotary Club exceeded its 2011 goal by 25% and donated $3,750 to the international organization’s project. Local club members and generous lake residents donated the funds, and the two members’ hair is now reemerging from their scalps.

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