Less than 40 children were paralyzed by polio last year - the lowest number in history. Today the virus is limited to areas in only three countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. This is exciting news!! Help us raise funds to support the End Polio Now campaign! >> March 25, 6PM, Isle Casino Hotel - Waterloo.
"Outpouring for Polio" is a craft beer and wine tasting event for a cause. In the spirit of the Four Way Test, "Is It Fair to all Concerned?", each club that chooses to participate and sell tickets will get credit for the net proceeds as Foundation contributions.
March 31 is final discount deadline for June 10-14 Convention
Pre-registration final discount ends March 31. Our District has about 50 registered...let's get to 100 for the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation! For information and registration go to http://www.riconvention.org/en/atlanta. Check "Accommodations" for hotels with shuttle bus service. View President John Germ's video invitation here.
Many events are planned on the Convetion website. Also...
- Our Zone 28 & 29 Party is at "The World of CocaCola" near the Convention Center. Register at http://atlanta2829party.com/ See Zone 28&29 Newsletters.
- District 6000 June 12 Breakfast. See and download the invitation to District 5970.
Nonstop flight still open. A nonstop flight from Cedar Rapids to Atlanta is available to District 5970 Rotarians attending the International Convention. The flight will leave Cedar Rapids at 11:15 a.m. June 10, arriving in Atlanta at 2:18 p.m. The return flight leaves Atlanta at 9:40 a.m. June 15 and arrives in Cedar Rapids at 10:39 a.m. Cost is $457.60 per person. For more information and to book the flight, contact Ruth Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (641) 228-1235.
About a year ago we started implementing what we call our "5th Tuesday Service Projects". In every month with 5 Tuesdays, we have an evening meeting which revolves around some type of service project. On November 29, Decorah Rotary made 50 care packages for the 50 service personnel from our local Army reserve unit, currently stationed in Kuwait. These boxes held items such as beef jerky, magazines, movies, nuts and snacks, chewing gum, homemade baked goods, and hand written letters from elementary and middle school children. Rotarian Ward Budweg's son, John, had been on two tours overseas, so helped us with what is most appreciated. He also spoke at the meeting, expressing what the packages from home truly mean to those away from their families. It was very touching. Submitted by Kelly Reagan