The Polio Ute Relay

Getting behind the wheel to drive funds and awareness for polio eradication, District 9510 will launch its Polio Ute Relay on World Polio Day.
Hitting the road in Alice Springs, NT, on October 24, the relay will travel throughout District 9510’s 12 areas, with staging posts all the way to Adelaide, SA, where it will wind up on December 12.

The ute will become a gleaming baton for the End Polio Now campaign as it is passed from area to area, where promotional events will be staged to capture media and public attention.

District 9510 will provide the ute and coordinate the concept, with individual areas to arrange their individual events and promotion of the relay within the area.

“These events are entirely at the discretion of each staging post, but will aim for maximum club participation, public involvement and media coverage to publicise Rotary’s involvement in eradicating polio worldwide,” said event coordinator PDG Bob Cooper.

While area events may include fundraising, the main fundraiser will be in the form of a raffle, which will run throughout the relay and be drawn at the final stop in Adelaide on December 12.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to unite our 85 clubs in District 9510, increase public awareness across three states and the Northern Territory about Rotary and its connection to polio, and raise significant funds for the End Polio Now campaign,” Bob said.

For more information on how your club can get involved, contact Bob via or 0418 802 986.