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Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries.  The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory is committed to the motto "Service Above Self" and strives to enrich our community by giving our time, talents and charitable gifts in the name of Rotary.


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Wednesday
Jun252014

President-Elect Climbs Sydney Bridge for PolioPlus

President-Elect Ernie Sills and wife Cindy traveled to Sydney, Australia for this year's Rotary International Convention.  While there, they partcipated in the Syndey Harbor Bridge Climb, where they climbed up 1,332 steps to reach the top.  They used this event to help raise money for PolioPlus by asking all club members to donate money "per step" that would then be matched by the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation.

At the time of the bridge climb, the club had raised $2,433.00, which will be doubled to $4,866.00 thanks to the Gates Foundation.  As you can see from the picture, Ernie and Cindy were successful in their Bridge Climb, having the opportunity to take a photo at the top of their view.

A check was presented to the club on June 24th 2014 for $2,433.00 which will be delivered to Rotary's PolioPlus efforts.

The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory wants to thank its members for their generosity, and to Ernie and Cindy for leading such an important initiative.  "We're this close" to eliminating Polio from the world, and Rotarians are leading the charge!

Ernie and Cindy Sills present Rotary Club of Lake Hickory Co-Presidents Lysa Deaton-Smith and Alan Jackson with a check for PolioPlus.

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    With the electing of that the president will be getting the more advantages with the preferring of these kinds of the activities. That he is performing in their country for the cause of the more improvements this is very nice deed.

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