Chinnery Challenge for Polio 
It is our intent in 2019-2020 to have a multi-level District effort to raise awareness and monies for Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. For each club in the District to have a Polio Awareness and Fund Raising Event.  No matter how big or how small to let people know that even though “we are this close”, Polio is still claiming the lives and limbs of children in the world today and we need to eradicate it forever. 
Some examples of events.
  • Pars Vs. Polio - Choose your golfers and gather pledges for Pars Vs. Polio. Remember this is a Golf Marathon, not a Golf Tournament. Golfers get pledges for every hole of golf they play in one day.
  • Bowling day. See if your local bowling alley will donate or reduce the rate for some lanes.  Get Rotarians and non-Rotarians to pay an amount over the cost of the event with the balance going to the Polio Fund.
  • We would like the club events scheduled or held by World Polio Day 10/24/2019. We will report on all of the club efforts at the Foundation Dinner on November 2nd.   Clubs to donate the funds raised balance to The Rotary Foundation Polio Fund.
  • Movie night for Rotarians and non-Rotarians  to gather and raise money and awareness.
  • Game night.  Get some board games and families together and raise money and awareness.
  • Think up your own event.
We would like the Club events to either be scheduled or held before World Polio Day on October 24th, 2019.  We will feature the results of the events at the Rotary Foundation Dinner on November 2nd, 2019.
In addition to those activities we will have the Chinnery Challenge Golf Outing for District 6040 Rotarians attending the District Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks in April 2020. Enjoy great golf, the fellowship of other Rotarians and the satisfaction of helping us finally conquer Polio worldwide. The Outing will not be a traditional tournament in terms of competition and prize money, but a few games will be available and small prizes awarded. Bring your own foursome or get paired up with other Rotarians.