Rotary worldwide is on a mission to end Polio and Rotary members in Wanaka are taking action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.
The Rotary Club of Wanaka is excited to be working with Ruby’s Cinema to bring a pre-release screening of the movie Ride Like a Girl to everyone in Wanaka, on Wednesday 23 October.
Each year the Wanaka Rotary Club arranges a polio movie event as a fundraiser for End Polio.  This year’s movie, Ride Like a Girl, is the inspirational true story of Michelle Payne – the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Members of the public wishing to support the cause should get their tickets as soon as possible.
Limited seats are available in both sessions. Contact Deans on 027-2793370 or Ian on 021-950823 to get your ticket.
Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million. 
Rotary has contributed more than $1.9 billion to ending polio since 1985, including over NZ$8,000 (NZ$24,000 after the foundation contribution) donated by the Rotary Club of Wanaka, last year.