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Welcome to District 5970! 

It is my pleasure to serve as District Governor for the year 2015-2016. Our Rotary International president for this year is Ravi Ravindran from Sri Lanka. Ravi’s theme is: “Be a Gift to The World”.  The District Leaders are here to help Rotarians and Clubs be just that.  

 
 
A room full of Rotarians were welcomed by the Cedar Falls Rotary Club Saturday June 27.  DGE Joe Gitta was installed as our Governor for 2015-2016.  DG Kathy Faye started the evening, reflecting on her year as governor.   DG Kathy then led DGE Joe in his oath of office and passed him the District Governor pin.  The "Home of the District Governor" banner was passed from Kathy's Iowa Great Lakes club to Joe's Cedar Falls club where it will reside for 2 years.   Following Joe as DG is James Coloff, also of the Cedar Falls club.  Finally, Past DG Jill Olsen presented DG Kathy with her past DG Governor pin to close the installation. Click "read more" for pictures. 
 
Rotarians were invited to move across the street to hear the US Marine Corps Band which began playing immediately after the Rotary event ended!
 
Many thanks for the Cedar Falls club setting up the event.  
 
 
We are in need of a couple more Rotarian Volunteers for this year’s RYLA conference to be held July 26-31, 2015 in Grinnell, Iowa. If you, or someone you know, know of people that enjoy working with youth, would you help recruit them to help with RYLA this year? Here is the link to the Rotarian information and application — Rotarian/Volunteer Resources
 
We currently have 243 applications, 90 from District 5970 and 153 from District 6000 for youth to attend this year's conference. So the numbers are up again this year and we're excited! For more information on the volunteer opportunities, please email District 5970 RYLA Coordinator Dave Kutter.
 
 

 
District 5970 Rotarians and Guests: Contribution to this huge Cedar Rapids Daybreak Fundraiser can be made through the "Our Website" link below...The event is July 18. 
 
Be sure to clear your calendar on July 18th as the Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race sponsored by Phelan's Interiors returns to Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids at 2pm on Saturday, July 18th! Visit Our Website for up to the minute race information.
 
Get quackin' and reach out to your favorite Daybreak Rotarian to ensure you've got some ducks in the water today!
 
By Adopting a Duck you are entered into the chance to win some amazing prizes. All proceeds go to help youth organizations including Youthport, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids, the Jon Cushing Sunshine Fund, Kids First Law Center and the ESNA Village Network in El Salvador!
 
With your support the Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race has raised more than $400,000 in just the last 6 years!
 
Thank you for your support!  The Daybreak Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids
 

 

All Rotarian golfers – head to Mason City for the District Golf Outing! See details and Registration on the District website Calendar Event.  CLICK HERE.
A limited number of carts are available. Call 641-423-9693 to reserve.
For the Registration Form> CLICK HERE

 

 
 
 
Training for our District Rotary Youth Exchange students, both inbound & outbound, was on March 21 & 22 in Mt Vernon. The students are preparing their display boards for our District Conference.  Come to Okoboji this week and give a warm welcome to our RYE Students!
 

 

RI President Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang is urging club members to Light Up Rotary by hosting a Rotary Day in their community, continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. "Light Up Rotary is more than our theme. It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, and every country we serve."