The APRIL, 2019 Foundation First Newsletter is here      
        Don Meyer, District 5970 Foundation Chair
 
Dear Rotarians,
 

Last Saturday night I and several others from our District Leadership Team attended a fundraising event held by the Cedar Falls Rotary Club.  The proceeds will be used to fund a global grant to provide water wells in several Honduran villages.  During the event, an eight year-old girl named Lyra Benjamin was honored for her charitable work to help people in need.  To celebrate her First Communion, she chose to raise charitable funds instead of receiving personal gifts.  Lyra raised nearly $1,800 to help victims of Hurricane Irma.  The really impressive thing she and her family did was to research which charitable organizations she could trust to handle disbursement of the funds.  What did her research tell her?  Trust Rotary International! 

(Read more in the Newsletter.  Click the link above)
 
April stories in the Foundation Newsletter:
 
  • Lyra Benjamin donates $1,800 to help victims of Hurricane Irma through Rotary International.
  • Katie Wilford, 2018-2019 Global Scholar from Pocahontas, Iowa, studying in Australia, attends a Rotary District Conference.
  • Reminders for the final quarter of the Rotary year.
      
 
 
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!