The July, 2020 Foundation First Newsletter is here      
        Don Meyer, District 5970 Foundation Chair
Dear Rotarians,
 
Welcome to the 2020-21 Rotary Year!  We made it through this past year that was a year like no other.  Despite the challenges, we will finish the year with respectable results in our giving to The Rotary Foundation.  On behalf of our District Foundation Team, I thank you for your ongoing support.  Thank you to all the Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Club Treasurers and Club Foundation Chairs for promoting the Foundation giving in your clubs this past Rotary year.  It takes teamwork, and your efforts are greatly appreciated.  Thanks also to those on our District Foundation Team—John Wasta, Amy Weber, Jim Coloff, Rebecca Schultz, Erik Miles, and DG Michelle Bell, DGE Lowell Stoolman and DGN Jeff Hassman for their work promoting the Rotary Foundation across the District.  It will be a few weeks before the final totals are in as it takes the Foundation staff longer to record the large number of gifts they receive at year-end.
 
As of June 20 you have given $216,624 to the Annual Fund, which is 89% our District goal.  Thank you!  Once all of June’s totals are added, I’m confident we’ll meet our goal!  
 
As of June 20 you have given $379,005 to the PolioPlus fund, which is 99% of our District goal.  Thank you once again!  That number will also grow once all of June’s totals are added.  The children of the world are safer from contracting polio because of you!   Final totals coming next month! 
 
Read more about Foundation activities here.
  • Set your Foundation goals
  • District Grants update
  • More assistance for fighting Covid-19
  • Learn about Rotary Direct
  • Dubuque Rotary's District Grant Project
Yours in Rotary,
Don Meyer
District 5970 Foundation Chair
 
Rotary International is launching a campaign called, “Countdown to History.”  Goals were set and pledges were made, the and we can’t do it without you, as Rotarians. We are asking for Rotarians across District 5970 to give a minimum of $40 to End Polio Now. This will get our District to the goal set by Rotary International.
 
A New Polio Banner is available for Club Events! See it here.  Contact foundationchair@district5970.com to borrow it!