Posted by Sandi Chard


Thank you again to Thie Convery for challenging the clubs in District 7090 to support Polio.  The challenge to donate by December 15th $1725 USD.  Thie would match the $1725. We opened the challenge dollar for dollar for Rotaract clubs.  Thank you to Earlyact-Lockport, Niagara Rotaract and Buffalo Rotaract who together raised $1389.
It was a challenging year for many clubs, but 31 clubs rose to the Polio Challenge by raising funds in the Participate for Polio "bike/walk/run" event and direct donations to reach the minimum of $1725.  Read on to view the club results!
Rotary Clubs that achieved $1725
  • Amherst
  • Ancaster AM
  • Batavia
  • Brantford 
  • Brantford Sunrise       
  • Delhi                                
  • Dundas        
  • Dundas Valley Sunrise
  • Dunnville                    
  • East Aurora                     
  • Fonthill         
  • Grand Island
  • Greater Jamestown AM
  • Grimsby
  • Hamburg
  • Hamilton
  • Hamilton AM         
  • Leroy
  • Lincoln
  • Lockport
  • Niagara Falls
  • Niagara Falls Sunrise
  • NOTL
  • Norfolk Sunrise
  • Simcoe
  • St. Catharines
  • St. Catharines Lakeshore
  • St. Catharines South
  • Welland
  • Westfield-Mayville
  • West Seneca
With matching each clubs contribution of $1725 becomes $12125. 
The Math $1725 (club) + $1725 (Thie) + $1725 (World Fund) + $6900 (Gates) = $12,125)
The last three years Honorary Rotarian Thie Convery of the Rotary Club of Dundas Valley Sunrise has donated $25000USD, $37500USD and this year $54864USD in pursuit of a Polio free world on behalf of our District challenges.  The Rotary Foundation Committee thanks Thie and the clubs for their continued passion to end Polio.