Instructions on How to Donate your Happy Dollars.


Small “Happy Dollars” donations can be magnified greatly by donations to the PolioPlus Fund.  The Gates Foundation will match each $1 spent by Rotary in the fight against polio with $2.  So $1 becomes $3, $2 becomes $6, etc.  It’s a great deal!

You can of course donate whatever amount you wish, but if donated in Australian dollars the minimum amount is AUS$2.  The “Happy Dollar” program runs every Forum throughout the year.  And we expect each of our Rotarians to be “happy” all the time!  

What follows below are steps involved in donating to the PolioPlus Fund.  Two ways are identified:

Quick And Easy Way – Not Tax Deductible For Australians But Perfect For Small Amounts

  1. Got to and login.1  If you are a Rotarian and do not have a “myrotary” account, contact for assistance.
  2. Click on the Blue GIVE button in the upper right hand side of the page
  3. Select a Fund: Scroll down to PolioPlus Fund, click on it, click on the circle, and click Continue at the bottom of the page.
  4. Enter Gift Details: Click on the “Other” button and enter US$1 or A$2.  Click the gray Continue button at the bottom of the page.
  5. Enter Billing Information: Do this and again click Continue at the bottom of the page.
  6. Check Summary.  If all seems OK, click Continue at the bottom of the page.
  7. Enter credit or debit card details and click Continue. Wait till it registers, and you’re done!

Slower Way – Tax Deductible For Australians And Great For Larger “Batched” Amounts2

  1. Go to our Club website
  2. On the left hand column you will see the phrase Happy Dollar Donations – Eradicate Polio.
  3. Immediately underneath that you will see Direct Debit form.  Click on that and download the Microsoft Word document.
  4. Fill out the form marking the PolioPlus designation at the top of the form and post or fax to Zone management at Parramatta at the address/number listed near the bottom.

Questions?  Contact the Foundation Chair at .


If you are not a Rotarian go to, click on the Blue GIVE button and follow the prompts. Please note that $10 is the minimum amount a non-Rotarian can donate.

”Happy Dollars” represents a pledge to donate to PolioPlus.  To achieve the tax deduction, some Members use the Australian Rotary Foundation Trust form and make one significant payment.  This serves as a virtual “bank account” to them from which they “figuratively” draw down during the year.

For more information please contact our e-Club liaison: