What a great day to be a Rancho Bernardo Rotarian! A group of eight RB Rotarians and friends and a large group of cheerleaders gathered at Skydive San Diego in Jamul to skydive to raise money and awareness of the need to eradicate Polio. Although World Polio Day this year was October 24, they decided to celebrate it October 31 to also honor their own Don Glover who celebrated his 80th birthday by skydiving for the second time (his first was five years ago when he turned 75!). There were nine (9) skydivers - Six from RB Rotary and three from Poway Scripps Rotary - Kristin Rayder, Evan Rayder and Mike Villarino supported by Past President Karen Herreros and her daughter. It was a team effort definitely showing how Rotary Clubs can work together.
The weather was beautiful and the turnout of so many Rotarians was great. One of the club's honorary Rotarians, Jo Casterline, who is 91 years old, attended and actually rode in the plane. After all was said and done, with generous contributions from Rancho Bernardo members, matching funds from their Foundation, a gift from their club, and the 2-to-1 matching from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the club will be contributing $15,000 to end this disease. The good news is that there are only 132 case in the world today. the Rancho Bernardo Club along with all of Rotary wants to make it zero next year!