The AUGUST, 2019 Foundation First Newsletter is here      
        Don Meyer, District 5970 Foundation Chair
 

Dear Rotarians,

Did you read The Rotarian this month?  I discovered a new word in one of the articles—communitarians.  The article stated that Rotarians are communitarians.  I like that phrase.  It tells the world who we are.  Rotarians build community, we create community, we thrive in community.  It reminds me why I love The Rotary Foundation.  Through its grant programs, we all become communitarians as we make better the places in which we live, the places in which we serve, and the places in which we help our neighbors improve.   What a privilege it is to be a Rotarian Communitarian!  

(Read more in the Newsletter.  Click the link above)
 
August stories in the Foundation Newsletter:
 
  • Thank you for support of the Rotary Foundation in the 2018-2019 Rotary Year
  • Meet Regina Mitiru - creator of the Amani Women Network and a former recipient of the Rotary Peace Fellowship
  • Connor Roth is our newest Global Scholar
  • 2019-2020 District Grants applications have been reviewed
  • Featured Grant Project - Algona Rotary 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 foundationchair@district5970.com to borrow it!