Support our club's fight against Polio by donating to Rotary International's Polio Plus campaign.
The Chesterton Porter Rotary Club was established in 1960, and has been a generous contributor to the community. Three $1500 dollar scholarships are given out annually, to local students towards the collage of their choice. Roughly 11,000 annually goes back into Porter County to various organizations and projects. Chesterton Porter Rotary club is also part of the worldwide association of Rotary International which was established in 1905 in Chicago. They have contributed to many worthwhile international projects. In 2006 they built a school in Uganda, in 2007 they helped pay for Dental Supplies that went to a dental clinic in the Dominican Republic, and in 2008 they contributed to building a water tower in a small mountain village near Guanjauanto, Mexico. Rotary has focused on many international projects over it's 104 year history, such as; literacy, fresh water, world peace, and the eradication of Polio. In 1985 Rotary started Polio Plus to help rid the world of Polio by immunizing children in other countries. In 1985 there were 350,000 cases in 125 counties. Polio, which is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, has since decreased to only small pockets of polio in 4 countries. If polio isn't eradicated, the world will continue to live under the threat of the disease and 10 million children will be paralyzed in the next 40 years. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $255 million to Rotary International in the global effort to eradicate polio, bringing the total committed by Rotary and the Gates Foundation to $555 million Rotary International has challenged each of it clubs to help match the Gate contribution, by each Club giving a $1000 dollars annually through 2012. To help raise these funds the Chesterton Porter Rotary is doing a 50/50 raffle for $10 dollars a ticket. We will keep the amount posted on the internet so everyone can enjoy the excitement of watching the pot grow.