Good day: I am William Inniss, of the Rotary Club of Central Cayman Islands, Zone 34 Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator. Welcome to our Zone 34 Seminar on: HOW TO CELEBRATE WORLD POLIO DAY
On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio. Planning your event with a Public Image focus is important as we coordinate our message to maximize our impact.
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PolioPlus For more than 30 years, Rotary and our partners have driven the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. Our PolioPlus program was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale. As a core partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary focuses on advocacy, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and awareness-building.
Rotary members have contributed $1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $8 billion to the effort. Challenges Rotary and our partners have made tremendous progress against polio, but eliminating all cases is going to take even more progress and perseverance. Afghanistan and Pakistan face unique challenges, including political insecurity, highly mobile populations, difficult terrain, and, in some instances, logistical barriers. With sufficient resources, the commitment of national governments, and innovations that improve access to remote areas, we are optimistic that we can eliminate polio. WPD We are here today to communicate the tools available to you to help you Celebrate World Polio Day on October 24th.
Where to start: we would strongly recommend you start a World polio day committee and work closely with club service director and district end polio now chairs for any support needed. Important things to consider is if the event will be ticketed or free, fundraising or educational. -Select or volunteer to be the Committe chair and pull together Rotarians with the connections and expertise to support your plans. -In the weeks leading up to the event be sure to post on social media from your Club and personal accounts to spread the word. Consider boosting on facebook if the event is a fundraiser, as this may help you to improve your fundraising capacity. Be sure to update your website, and notify any newspapers to update their community calendars. Ensure you have a person with a very good camera, or smart phone to capture good videos and photos of the event, to share them live on the day of the event –as well as to use them to promote your club and its’ fundraisers in future. see smart phone photography that doesn’t suck webinar on our website for more help on this topic and many others at myrotarystory.org
Rotary International has fantastic resources linked from their EndPolio.Org website which is linked in this slide. We strongly encourage you to visit the site and review it carefully. There is up to date information on the current status of our fight to end polio, as well as the ability to not only search for events in your area but to register your own event and link it to your website or facebook page.
Thank you – now on to searching for local events. On the same website,
Thank you – now on to searching for local events. On the same website,
In addition to the latest information, there is a tool kit that you should Download to provide useful materials.. endpol.io/wpd There is a zip file containing amazing resources like: How to Celebrate the event An Invitaion Template and letter header with the branding of Rotary’s World Polio Day Rotary and Polio information leaflets A Sample Press Release that you can modify and share with your local news outlets. Even suggested text to use on Social Media to help coordinate hashtags. Lastly, a World Polio Day Proclamation document that you can modify and submit to your local governing body in your Town/City/Island or Country – where the government can formally resolve to support Rotary’s effort to eradicate Polio. WE strongly encourage you to download this tool – and we will be putting a link in the chat now, for you to click on, to save this to your computer. Please do so now. endpol.io/wpd
Example of ideas from the Rotary Club of Central Cayman Islands, and Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands.
Make the event a dinner, and make it a worlds greatest meal event. Learn more at WGMeal.com
HOST A VIEWING PARTY Mark your calendar to tune in for Rotary International’s World Polio Day Online Global Update, streamed on Facebook in multiple time zones and languages around the world. This year’s program will highlight the heroes of polio eradication, with stories from polio-endemic and recently impacted areas.
Remember, this event will help you to achieve the Zone 34 Public Image Citation – we know you’re already doing great things to promote your club – the purpose of the citation is to recognize your club for your efforts and encourage others to do the same.
The list of activities can be used as a guideline of best practices for the content of your Public Image Plan. Start here with the activities, set your goals, then work back to establish a timeline…incorporate your club’s existing projects, fundraisers, etc. and leave room to expand on these and add new ones. Holding an event for WPD satisfies one of the additional activities criteria! Remember your public image plan is required on September 30th! Deadline to complete activities: March 31st…citation submission by April 17th
Look for a webinar in sept on how to host a world polio day event Monthly observances next slide
If you don’t know who your DPIC is, contact me and we can direct you
Look at questions that are being submitted Next webinar will be in August on engaging Rotaract clubs Let us know if there is anything you want to learn more about…we’re sending out a survey to gauge interest, please complete (2 minutes) Encourage others in your club and district to participate in the webinars, can also be viewed online
How to Celebrate World Polio Day
One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio
Bingo Night Fundraiser with Polio
and Rotary related questions
Corporate bed race fundraiser
to raise awareness.
HOST AN EVENT
Invite local media, officials, and
leaders to introduce them to Rotary.
Dedicate a club meeting to World
Polio Day and update your website
with the event details.
Create a fundraising or community
event. Every $1 raised is matched 2-
to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates
HOST A VIEWING PARTY
Visit the Rotary International
Facebook page to RSVP to
the Online Global Update.
Share this Facebook event
with your network: #endpolio
LIVE Stream on TV from
Email or call local reporters and pitch a story about World Polio
Day and your club’s contributions to the effort.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the
importance of ending polio. Send it to the op-ed or editorial
features editor for consideration.
Write your government officials asking for their continued
support of polio eradication efforts.
Share the sample social media posts on your Facebook, Twitter and
Use the #endpolio hashtag to follow and join the global conversation
on social media.
Follow End Polio Now on Facebook and Twitter.
Update your Facebook cover photo and Twitter avatar, using the
Use Brand Center to create a People of Action End Polio Now social
media post that promotes your club’s local events.
Register your World Polio Day event with Rotary:
Register your World Greatest Meal event with WGM:
REGISTER AN EVENT
9/30/19 – Public Image Plan due
10/24/19 – World Polio Day
2/23/20 – Rotary’s 115th anniversary
3/31/2020 – PI Citation requirements must be met
4/17/2020 – PI Citation due
5/15/20 – Club video contest submission due
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