Dr. Ron Mergl was a dedicated member of our club and donated much time and money to the Rotary International goal of eliminating poliovirus from the face of this earth, and saving many children from being crippled or dying.
The Pedal for Polio was on Saturday, October 24th, for the entire District and was in honour of Dr. Ron Mergl as a memorial! Ron and his wife June traveled to Varanassi, India and to Benin, West Africa 18 months later, using their own money and time, to vaccinate children against polio--an incredible, life-changing experience. Rotarian June Mergl walked the route on the Canadian side, and Rotarian John Beyer and wife Linda rode their bikes. June, John and Linda raised close to $12,000 USD!! So incredible! 
A big thank you to those who participated in this event and donated!