How Rotary Decided to Eradicate Polio

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We are raising $50,000 for the initial production, using a Kickstarter-style campaign to rally Rotarians around the world to contribute to the project. In addition, we will use a variety of social media outlets to create a grassroots effort for funding the project. Rotary International members in Rotary District 7620 (2,300 members) and in Rotary Zone’s 33 & 34 (over 50,000 members) will be solicited to contribute. Because the project will be owned by the District 7620 Project Trust Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all contributions to the project will be tax deductible.

 

Special note to Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts: We ask that you consider funding this project from your Rotary Club Foundation or from District Designated Funds (DDF). Hopefully telling the story about how Rotary decided to eradicate polio worldwide will inspire our members, as well as non-Rotarians, to continue giving to Polio Plus as we get closer to our goal. We will give suitable recognition to Rotary Club Foundations or Rotary District DDF contributions.

 

Our stretch goal is to raise $100,000 for a full one-hour production.

 

For international donors, for information about currency and exchange rates, please see our Foreign Currency page, and If you are interest in version of the film with subtitles in a language other than English, please contact us for more information.

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filmTHE FILM

Downloadable digital file of the film PLUS exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.
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director'sCutDIRECTOR'S CUT

Downloadable digital file of the director’s cut of the film, with missing scenes and other extras PLUS exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.
$60

DVD OF THE FILMdvd

PLUS exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

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$80

DIRECTOR'S CUT DVDdirectorsCutDVD

DVD of the director’s cut of the film, with missing scenes and other extras PLUS exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

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$100

STREAMING PREMIEREstreamingPremiere

Access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors. Plus a digital copy of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.
$150

STREAMING PREMIERE + DVDstreamingPremiereDVD

Access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors. Plus a DVD of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

* Additional international shipping rates will apply
$175

LAPEL PINpin

Limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, PLUS access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

* Additional international shipping rates will apply
$200

GOLF SHIRT

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Limited edition Dare To Dream golf shirt, PLUS limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

* Additional international shipping rates will apply
$250

CREW GEAR

crewPackage

A crew gear package including Dare To Dream golf shirt, "crew" hat, and ID badge, PLUS limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

* Additional international shipping rates will apply
$300 Limited (97 left of 100)

AUTOGRAPHED BOOKpolioBook

An autographed copy of Rotary and the Gift of a Polio Free World: Making The Promise, Volume 1, PLUS the Dare To Dream crew package, PLUS limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

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$400

RESEARCH NOTESresearchNotes

Digital download of all of our research notes, photos, and raw interviews, PLUS autographed copy of Rotary and the Gift of a Polio Free World: Making The Promise, Volume 1, PLUS the Dare To Dream crew package, PLUS limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

* Additional international shipping rates will apply
$500 Limited (97 left of 100)

RED CARPET PEREMIERE

redCarpetPremiere

Two ticket to the premiere in the Baltimore / Washington, USA area (Travel and accommodations not included.) Plus, an autographed copy of Rotary and the Gift of a Polio Free World: Making The Promise, Volume 1, PLUS the Dare To Dream crew package, PLUS limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.
$1,000

CUSTOM INTRO FOR FILM

customFilm Custom edition of the film with an introduction given by you. **For Rotary Clubs, Trusts, Districts, and corporate sponsors**, send us a 3-4 minute introduction and we’ll send you a version of the film with projection rights so that you can show the film at club, district, or community events. PLUS, two ticket to the premiere in the Baltimore / Washington, USA area (Travel and accommodations not included.) Plus, an autographed copy of Rotary and the Gift of a Polio Free World: Making The Promise, Volume 1, PLUS the Dare To Dream crew package, a limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

* Additional international shipping rates will apply
$1,000 Limited (100 left of 100)

EXCLUSIVE AUTOGRAPHED JOHN SEVER LETTERletter

Signed replica of John Sever's letter to Rotary International's President 1978-79, Clem Renouf, suggesting that RI should choose to eradicate polio. PLUS, two ticket to the premiere in the Baltimore / Washington, USA area (Travel and accommodations not included), an autographed copy of Rotary and the Gift of a Polio Free World: Making The Promise, Volume 1, PLUS the Dare To Dream crew package, a limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

* Additional international shipping rates will apply
$3,000 Limited (6 left of 10)

FILM PRODUCERdirector

Credited in the film as "Producer" with a exclusive dinner with Dr John Sever and key members of the film's production team.

PLUS a signed replica of John Sever's letter to then Rotary International's President, Clem Renouf, two ticket to the premiere in the Baltimore / Washington, USA area (Travel and accommodations not included.) Plus, an autographed copy of Rotary and the Gift of a Polio Free World: Making The Promise, Volume 1, PLUS the Dare To Dream crew package, a limited edition Dare To Dream lapel pin, access to our live-streaming online premiere, including a live chat with producers and directors, and a DVD or digital download of the director’s cut of the film.

AND exclusive production reports, chock-full of behind-the-scenes access, sketches, videos, set reports, locations and our eternal gratitude.

* Additional international shipping rates will apply
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