Posted by Mark Zalewski on Nov 21, 2022

When we couldn't make the trip to Tucson for the End Polio Now Ride headline event, we decided to reprise last year's ERC Freeze Out Polio Ride on Saturday.   

It’s obvious not everyone in the Land of the Lambeau Field Frozen Tundra is a fan of cold weather (especially when it was in the 70's a week earlier.)  But 2 intrepid riders (thanks Greg) and 3 boosters (thanks Harry, Anne and Evonne) came out for the ride.  And few more (thanks Jim and John) showed up at the Post-Ride Festivities at O'Donoghue's.  Although the offer of a pint of Guinness may have helped.

But there's nothing frigid about the generosity of Elmbrook Rotarians, and our commitment to end polio worldwide.  We have raised nearly $5,000 this year with this event - and that gets matched 2 for 1 by the Gates Foundation.  So GREAT JOB and thanks to everyone who supported the effort. In the last 2 years its now close to $20,000!

There is still time to get involved.  The Cycling 2 Serve Fellowship will be including contribution through month end, so if you haven't yet, consider sending a few bucks to Gordy at our Elmbrook Rotary Foundation for End Polio Now.

You will get a tax deduction, a 2 for 1 match from the Gates Foundation and Paul Harris Credit. A three-3fer! 

If are working on your first Paul Harris Fellowship - it only takes $500, and the Club will match that to get you there. If you are already a Paul Harris Fellow, it takes $800 for your next one and the Club will add the last $200.

Lots of reasons to contribute. Did we also mention we could eliminate Polio worldwide?

You are what makes ERC the great Club that it is.