District Governor Coloff Asks Clubs to Support Louisiana Flood Victims (Aug 21, 2016) - DETAILS Clubs are asked to collect and send donations this week to the District Office.
District Foundation Golf Outing and Birthday Party - Join our District event on September 23rd in Dubuque! Details and registration available at Foundation Golf Outing and Birthday Party
DG Jim Coloff is making the rounds of Clubs! (Aug 21, 2016) Follow the news of those clubs on Rotary District 5970 Facebook.
What a wonderful year to be a Rotarian!
by District Governor Jim Coloff - Rotary Club of Cedar Falls - Iowa
I am honored to serve as District Governor of D-5970 during this Centennial Celebration year of the Rotary Foundation.
We can be very proud of the outstanding support our district has given the Foundation during these 100 years. We have been part of the $3,000,000,000 that has been contributed to worthwhile humanitarian projects by the Rotary Foundation. What a great accomplishment, and what a great organization to be part of! I challenge you to celebrate the Centennial by enhancing what you and your club are doing to support the Foundation’s work.
I also challenge you to join me in living the theme of RI President, John Germ: Rotary Serving Humanity. This year, we will serve humanity around the world through the work of the Foundation, and we will serve our community through the work of our local Rotary clubs.
"Rotary Service Humanity" starts inside our clubs!
Our Rotary Presidential Citation and District 5970 Club Excellence award applications should be examined now, as the 2016-2017 year is underway.
Be sure Club plans are aligned with these award criteria. Download the two applications on the left side of this webpage.
Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen. Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
RI President-elect Germ's Presidential Citation criteria for clubs during 2016-2017 are in this brochure.
Meet Rotary President John Germ. This article is from The Rotarian magazine.
Excerpt: Germ supports flexibility in many Rotary matters. “Our clubs have always been organized around a meal. Lunch and dinner were part of our dues, and that system served us well. But society has changed,” he says. Rotary International is catching up by allowing clubs more leeway in when and how they meet. “How do we accommodate the 30-year-old businessperson raising a family? Well, for one thing, we could pay less attention to attendance,” he adds. “My question isn’t ‘How many meetings did you make?’ It’s ‘How are you making a difference in your community?' "
Read more here
We invite you to read the latest District 5970 Foundation First Newsletter here
The 100th year of the Rotary Foundation has started with a bang. Clubs are already having birthday parties and raising monies for the Rotary Foundation. Don’t forget your personal challenge to make a personal donation to the Rotary Foundation of $100 more than you typically give each year. Please share your Club Plans and results with Michelle Bell. Your club may be featured in a future newsletter. The Newsletter contains many ideas for celebration projects!