The SEPTEMBER 2018 Foundation First Newsletter is here      
        
 
Dear Rotarians,
Many of us are familiar with the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation.  Most gifts by Rotarians go to this fund. It’s a critical fund that does three things:
 
1.  Supports the ongoing work of the Foundation locally and around the world.
2.  Returns a portion of the gifts back to our District to fund the District
     grants
 awarded each year to clubs in our Distruct for projects in their
     communities.  (This is why it's someties called the Share Fund.)
3.  Returns another portion of the gifts to fund the World Fund projects like Global
     Grants, Peace Scholars, and Global Scholars.
 
(Read more in the Newsletter.  Click the link above)

September stories in the Foundation Newsletter:
 
The many ways to give to the Rotary Foundation.
Cheers from Downunder - an update from Global Scholar Katie Wilford, studying in Australia.
 
 
Rotary International is launching a campaign called, “Countdown to History.”  Goals were set and pledges were made, 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!