Ladysmith Rotary Club member Richard Johnstone (left) presents a cheque for $1,500 to Gerry Beltgens, chair of the club’s Rotary Foundation Committee. Johnstone’s company, Vancouver Island Pest Doctor, donated a share of all sales for the month of June to Rotary. When combined with the the three-for-one commitment from the Gates Foundation, the actual amount is increased to $4,500. This will inoculate 22,500 children in polio hotspots around the world. Combined with the more than $5,000 that the club has already raised during past-president Dan Spence’s year, the Ladysmith Rotary Club has been responsible for the inoculation of almost 100,000 children in the past 12 months. Polio eradication is one of the mail goals of Rotary International.