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Buckley’s Kayaking Quest

Rotary Club of Easton about Buckley’s fundraising quest for ending polio and contacted the clubs by phone as he approached their towns. He posted photos on his website, on Twitter and Instagram to show the host clubs celebrating w it h him, ge st ur ing w it h t heir t hu mb a nd i nde x f i nger s op en slightly to indicate how close Rotary International, one of the partners in the End Polio campaign, is to reaching its goal to eradicate polio. Buckley spoke to these groups about the campaign and his experiences while kayaking.

The 10-mile lake crossing of Winnibigoshish. Looks like fun using Tyvek ground cloth for a sail. Things took a turn for the worse when the clouds rolled in with 15-mph winds. the Mississippi River navigation, he thru-kayaked the Susquehanna’s 450 miles. This was the first time he challenged himself for a philanthropic cause, the End Polio Now Campaign. A member of the Rotary Club of Easton, he visited 19 Rotary Clubs during his Mississippi River trip that began on June 25, and he interacted with over 1,000 Rotarians in towns along the way. The Easton Rotary sent advance press releases

The Rotary Club of LaCrosse in Wisconsin. We’re “this close” to ending polio! According to, “Rotary is an organization of busi46

March 2017 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times March 2017

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