The MARCH, 2019 Foundation First Newsletter is here      
        Don Meyer, District 5970 Foundation Chair
 
Dear Rotarians,
 
If you’ve been following the news, you know there’s been a spike in conflicts around the globe.  That has greatly boosted the need for peace and conflict resolution, and for leaders who are skilled in those areas.  You can be proud as a Rotarian to know that the Rotary Foundation is working hard to develop those kind of leaders through the Rotary Peace Fellowship program.  Up to 100 fellows are selected every year to study at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world. 
 
How does our District engage with this program?  We have once again agreed to be an at-large district to consider up to 3 at-large peace fellowship applicants who may come from our or other districts.  Thanks to Nora Tobin who leads the Peace Fellowship program for our District.  She receives any applications and schedules interviews for candidates seeking to become a Peace Fellow. 
 
 
                         
 
Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications Are Now Being Accepted! 
 
If you know of anyone who may be interested in this program, please send them the application at this link:   https://my.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowship-application

 

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March stories in the Foundation Newsletter:
 
Opportunity for matching gifts for PolioPlus - 4:1!!!
Upcoming Grant Training Seminars - Register now!
The Duck Race is back again this year!
Take a trip to Nicaragua - the Waverly Club is partnering with Self Help International
 
 
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!