Foundation “End Polio Now” Fundraising Movie Preview for all Clubs


Rotary special preview screening - 8th November 2017 (general release, 9th November)

“Murder on the Orient Express” starring Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad, directed by Kenneth Branagh

The Rotary Foundation & 20th Century Fox have negotiated that cinemas will give access to Rotary fundraiser group bookings on Wednesday, November 8, the day before the film is officially released to the public

How can your Club or Cluster make much needed funds to support the push to “End Polio Now” and unlock the generous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2:1 matching contribution (up to US$100 million a year for the next 3 years!!)

Steps to planning your Polio Plus Movie Night

Contact your local cinema or Lauren Whitty, Functions Consultant, Village Cinemas ( and book a venue for an 8th November screening. NB. Village Cinemas have offered discounted seats at $10 a head.

  1. Create a Facebook event and an event on your website or MeetUp page (with online bookings if your site supports this) using the movie poster and logos available from your Cluster Foundation Advisor (ask your Club Foundation Chair to provide contact details) & insert the movie trailer video.

  2. Organise a pre or post event meal at a local restaurant or a drink & snack at the cinema, built into the ticket price or not – your choice.

  3. Sell tickets & remember that Rotary International’s target fundraising is US$50million a year for the next 3 years…

  4. Get the “Thank you video” from your Cluster Foundation Advisor
    for screening on the night.

or follow the Foundation arrow below:

If your Club is not interested in organising an End Polio Now movie night like this, why not join the Stonnington Cluster clubs (Rotary Prahran, Toorak, Malvern & Chadstone East Malvern) at the Village Jam Factory screening, 6.30pm, November 8th, $20ph, book online at

OR conduct your own End Polio Now fundraiser, a BBQ, bike ride, family fun day ???? to highlight World Polio Day on October 24th.

Why should we continue the push to the end for Polio??

Because Polio is like a bushfire, until the last embers are extinguished it can flare up again, anywhere, any time…. We’re THIS close!

Further information: Susie Cole, End Polio Now Ambassador, District 9800 Ph: 0414 907 263

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