The Rotary Clubs from the Western part of our District have developed the Traveling Roadshow for Polio and are featuring at each of the regional shows out west. The object is to promote the Polio Campaign by raising awareness about the plight of polio victims of the past and the Rotary journey to eradicate the disease from the world.

They were very fortunate to be able to borrow an Iron Lung machine from the Chinchilla Museum for their purpose and this forms the centre piece of the display.

Members of Chinchilla Rotary loading the Iron Lung at the Chinchilla Museum onto the trailer lent to us by PDG Chris Wright (Aspinall Trailers), for Terry Salmon (RC St George) to transport it to St George for the start of the Rotary Polio Roadshow to celebrate the centenary of the Rotary Foundation.

The Roadshow also includes a Polio Timeline banner, poster displays, brochures on polio, children’s competitions, video interviews of polio sufferers and various short videos on Rotary’s lead role in the campaign for the eradication of polio. It also includes videos and brochures on other Foundation activities.

Roadshow dates:

St George Show 7th/8th May

Roma Show 12th/13th May

Mitchell Show 15th/16th May

Charleville Show 19th/20th May

Chinchilla Show 26th/27th May 

Dalby TBA


Bryan Payne

Assistant Governor 2016/17
Member Rotary Club of Roma