The September, 2021 Foundation First Newsletter is here      
        John Wasta, District 5970 Foundation Chair
September, 2021
Welcome to the September District 5970 District newsletter.
Congratulations to the fifteen clubs that have won approval for the eighteen projects that will be funded this Rotary year. Click on "Read More..." to read about:
  • The clubs and projects in District 5970 that received District Grant funding
  • Information about the Global Scholar program
  • Arrange for someone from the Foundation Committee to present at your club
Yours in Rotary,
John Wasta
District 5970 Foundation Chair
Cedar Falls                                           North Star Community Services Building renovation
Cedar Rapids                                       Trail and Prairie repair and renovation
Cedar Rapids Metro North                  Bridge Under the Bridge Non-Profit support
Cedar Rapids Sunrise                          Catharine McCauley Non-Profit Support
Cedar Rapids Sunrise                          Abbe Health Under Vulnerable adult support
Cedar Rapids Sunrise                          Child Services I Pads for non-verbal children
Charles City                                         Sportsman’s Park bleachers renovation
Decorah                                               Creating Veteran’s Memorial
Forest City                                           Hansen Trail Park Creation of trail head park
Iowa Great Lakes                                Clean drinking water in Uganda, Kenya & Malawi
Linn County                                        Creating portable recycling collection trailer
Mason City River City Sunrise           Central Park New electrical
New Hampton                                     Bike Trail New bike repair stations
Monticello                                          Camp Courageous Creation of Rotary Music Park              
Pocahontas                                          Elbert’s Park Improvements and renovations
Rockwell City                                     New Fire Station New cabinets
Spencer                                               Clay County Fair New small animal building
If you have questions about this list or how to apply for next year’s funding, please contact me or read up on the District 5970 District Grants section of the District 5970 website.
We need to find a Global Scholar for the 2022-2023 Rotary year in the next six weeks.  If you know of someone who would benefit from graduate level course work or research in a country outside of the United States during the 2022-2023 academic year, we want to work with them to possibly be a Rotary Global Scholar.   Please go the Global Scholar section of the District 5970 website for more information or contact the Global Scholar chairperson Chris Lindell.  Watch this video about the program and an interview with past Global Scholar Katie Wilford -
I have been pleased to present The Rotary Foundation to four clubs so far this year.  Please contact me if you would like me (or one of the Foundation Committee) to present to your club.
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 to borrow it!