The 7th Peking (Beijing) to Paris Motor Challenge will be run from June - July 2019. It's a motor endurance rally where drivers will cover 10,000 miles in 36 days - it is the longest and toughest driving challenge for Vintage and Classic cars. To learn more...
Bill Ward and Lee Harman will team up to drive "Miss Vicky," a 1931 Model A Ford Victoria over 10,000 miles. They'd like to invite you to follow them on their journey and participate with a donation to Rotary International's effort to END POLIO NOW.
Both Lee and Bill are passionate about Rotary International's PolioPlus plan to eradicate polio from the world. The effort that began in the 1980s is THIS CLOSE to eliminating polio. A final international fundraising push is being made to raise $1.2 billion needed to make the threat of polio a thing of history. Lee and Bill have set a fundraising goal of $1,000,000. Every dollar donated to Rotary International is being matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Will you join the effort to rid the world of polio with a donation of $0.01 to $100 per mile? All donations go direct to Rotary International for PolioPlus and are tax deductible, where applicable.
Or, mail a check payable to PolioPlus to:
Rotary Club of Arlington
c/o Miss Vicky 4 PolioPlus
PO Box 3592
Arlington, WA 98223
Are you a Rotarian? Be sure to include your Club and Member Numbers to receive TRF donation credit!
Click here to read about Miss Vicky in the summer edition.
Miss Vicky celebrated Independence Day by strutting her stuff down Olympic Avenue in Arlington, Washington in the annual Grand Parade.
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For the purposes of this event, a pledge shall be interpreted as a donation to The Rotary Foundation for the specific program: PolioPlus. All donors will receive a letter of recognition from Rotary International for tax purposes, where applicable.
All donations will be forwarded to The Rotary Foundation/PolioPlus. When the donation is via check, 100 % will be forwarded. When donations are received by credit/debit cards, the donation will be forwarded in the amount specified less any merchant transaction fee associated with the credit or debit card.
Participation in “Peking-to-Paris Endurance Rally” is funded exclusively by the two principal participants, independent of any pledges/donations contributed to The Rotary Foundation for the funding of PolioPlus.
Donations made at anytime to The Rotary Foundation/PolioPlus shall remain the property of TRF/PolioPlus, even in the unlikely event that the Rally planned for 2019 is cancelled or postponed by the organizers for whatever reason. Should the principal participants be unable to participate for any reason, such as an unanticipated health issue, every attempt will be made to designate an alternate participant.