For over 110 years, Rotarians have dedicated themselves to serving an international community while helping to solve serious global issues. Along with the mission of providing clean water, increasing access to education, and working for peace, one of the Rotarians’ main goals is to eradicate polio.
The Rotary Club of Lincolnton-Sunrise will be serving a pancake breakfast on Thursday to support Polio Plus, a 30-year-old Rotarian-led program with the goal of ending polio worldwide.
Pancakes to End Polio will be from 7-10 a.m. at Fatz Cafe on 1430 East Main Street in Lincolnton. Tickets, at $10 each, can be purchased from a Rotarian or at the door. These tickets will guarantee participants pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage, a side of fruit, and coffee or tea.
The Rotary Club of Lincolnton is just a small part of the massive international charity. There are over 1.2 million members and 35,000 clubs globally. Lincolnton has three Rotary clubs, one meeting morning, one mid-day and one during the evening.
“I’m exceptionally proud to be a fourth generation Rotarian,” said Cathy Davis, president of the Rotary Club of Lincolnton. “Rotary is a service organization, no one is in it for recognition, but to serve the community.”
The Rotarians have been vigilantly working since 1988 to end polio worldwide, leading to a 99.9% reduction in polio. There are still two countries with cases of polio, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“I encourage people to help end polio and come eat breakfast next Thursday,” Davis said.
Along with supporting Polio Plus, Rotarians of Lincolnton have also held Alzheimer’s awareness events and an Auction for Education.
Those interested in Rotary are welcome to visit any Rotary club and more information can be found on the Facebook page Rotary of Lincolnton.