Giving back to our community
The Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista hosts many events throughout the year, supporting charities and other philanthropic efforts such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and official Rotary International efforts such as PolioPlus, Rotary Foundation, Rotary Youth Exchange, and organizations such as Rotaract (for ages 18-30), Interact (for ages 12-18) and Rotary Community Corps (RCC), for non-Rotarians.
The Club embraces the opportunity for “Service Above Self” by supporting local charities through fund-raising events, including:
- Golf Tournaments and Outings
- Charity Dinners and Special Events
- Networking and Social Gatherings
View our eMagazine for more information about any upcoming golf tournaments, social events and more exciting gatherings where Rotarians come together in support of a great cause.
Worldwide Polio Eradication Efforts
In 1985, Rotary launched PolioPlus, an ambitious program to immunize the world’s children against polio. Rotary’s grassroots leadership, volunteer support and initial funding for vaccines provided the catalyst for the World Health Assembly’s resolution in 1988 to eradicate polio worldwide. Spearheading partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are the World Health Organization, Rotary International, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF.
As a result of these efforts, polio cases have dropped by 99% since 1988 and the world stands on the threshold of eradicating the disease. Rotary members have given more than half a billion U.S. dollars and countless hands-on volunteer hours toward this critical effort.