Posted by Paul Murray on Mar 05, 2019
 
DG John Glassford is leading the PARADE through the district with local riders and Maggie the iron lung.  Here are his latest reports:
 
March 5, 2019 - Leeton
Leeton RC put on a BBQ for the people of Leeton.  Thanks Leeton love your BBQ trailer. Bob then welcomed Maggie to Narrandera at the Tourist Information office, we met some dignitaries from Narrandera Shire Council.  Two cyclists and Bob then followed Maggie into Narrandera where they and Maggie went up and down the main street.  Some collections were made and Narrandera Rotary Club made a donation to the Polio Plus PARADE. Thank you all.
 
Now I hope to get some photos from Narrandera soon.  Had a call from a Rotarian in Cowra today saying that they are well organised with cyclists.  Maggie is a super attraction and is the reason we are doing this so that no one ever has to live in one of these contraptions ever again. 
 
In Wagga tomorrow 10.00am for a Mayoral reception and ride down Baylis Street should be fun.  Back in Wagga at the Market Place on Thursday then Coolamon and so on.
DGJG
 

 
The Parade Has Begun
Maggie The Iron Lung from the Griffith City Council Pioneer Park has started a journey of 1,600 kms around our Rotary D9700.  Maggie left from Griffith Monday morning to all the cities, towns and villages in our District that have a Rotary presence.  Due to logistics, we may have to miss a leg or two.  However the route and dates have not changed.  
 
We have 4 tap and Go terminals working to collect money for the END POLIO NOW  program.  
 
Maggie is in working order thanks to Ross Grillo from the Griffith Rotary Club.  Ross has done a wonderful job with Maggie and I am sure that Maggie will open many eyes as we take her around the district. 
Our sincere thanks to Ross and the Griffith Rotary clubs for getting us this far on our journey culminating in the Griffith 2019 Conference from March 29-31st.
 
I encourage all district Rotarians and friends to support our PARADE cyclists.  Come and greet Maggie when she arrives at your community and support an excellent cause.