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Event - Every Last Child - movie night is cancelled!

Every Last Child is the dramatic story of five people caught up in the current polio crisis in Pakistan. It tells of their sorrow, sacrifice and fearless determination in the face of mistrust, cynicism and violence.

As Pakistan and Afghanistan (& recently through a reappearance of a couple of wild polio virus cases - Nigeria) are the last places on earth to be rid of this crippling & deadly disease, this amazing documentary is a "must see" for all Rotarians and friends who are committed to eradicating this disease that mainly affects children.

All profits from ticket sales will go to End Polio Now and be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in their generous support of this world wide Rotary driven campaign.

$30 for movie & glass of wine on arrival - licensed cinema, take your wine in & enjoy it with the film!

Please invite your friends, spread the word! Every $1 raised will be matched by $2 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in their support of Polio Plus!

 Watch the film trailer here.

Topics: every last child,  end polio now,  polio in pakistan,  polio fundraiser,  world polio day 2016


Event - The race to finish polio eradication...

Rotarian Gabe Hau, B Econ, M App Fin, JD, CPA, is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Southbank and a Past Assistant Governor of Rotary International District 9800.  He has over 17 years’ experience in Rotary and has held various positions at club and district level.  He is currently a member of the Rotary E-Club of Melbourne.

Gabe is an accountant and a lawyer and has worked in professional firms and corporates both in Australia and overseas.  He also volunteered in various legal clinics providing free legal services to senior citizens and homeless persons for a number of years.

Tonight he will discuss the century old Rotary Foundation - our charity - and the work it does around the world.

Topics: our charity the rotary foundation,  rotary foundation,  end polio now,  fighting polio fatigue


Content Item - We painted pinkies purple for World Polio Day!

Our intrepid BBQ'ers nearly froze to death in wind, rain & hail outside Woolworths on Saturday 22nd October to raise funds for End Polio Now & Polio Plus on World Polio Day! Thanks to all our sponsors, supporters and customers - with the additional 2:1 donated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we'll vaccinate another 850 children in the quest to stamp out polio once & for all!

Topics: purple pinkie,  give polio the finger,  end polio now,  painting prahran pinkies purple


Content Item - World Polio Day October 24th 2015!

Rotary Prahran is joining the fight to finally beat polio worldwide, by raising money for more vaccinations, by raising awareness of the need for vaccinations and vigilance to prevent the disease recurring!!


Topics: world polio day,  end polio now


Event - Help to End Polio Now at The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!

Join Club members and friends to see this wonderful movie, while raising funds for Rotary International's project End Polio Now.

$20pp with $8 going to End Polio Now and attracting a donation of $16 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which has generously supported this Rotary initiative, making polio history in most parts of the world.

On site parking available under Como, entry from Toorak Road or River Street.

Please advise when booking if you would like to have dinner after the movie at a nearby Japanese Restaurant (own cost), so we can make the group booking.

Topics: second best exotic marigold hotel,  end polio now,  como cinemas,  fundraising


Committee - International Service

Our Club is involved in water & sanitation projects in India and Timor Leste, building toilets in schools & rural communities plus building water tanks in Timor.

We support the Rotary International initiative, now also generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, End Polio Now and support Seven Women in their sustainable economic development (cooking school, training guest house & scholarships) in Nepal.

Topics: end polio now,  international aid