IT’S ROTARY RUSH TIME!
 
Are you aware that District 5970 was the recipient of over $100,000 of Rotary Foundation monies in the last 10 months?  The reverse Global Grant that funded equipment for four Federally Qualified Health Centers in the district received $85,000 of Rotary Global Grant Funds and our District received two $25,000 Rotary Foundation Disaster Grants, one for response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the other for response to the Derecho.
 
Please remember that without money there can be no mission.  Monies from The Rotary Foundation are only available to our District through your donations to The Rotary Foundation. Donors are then recognized for each $1,000 they give by being named a Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Fellow plus member.  We have a very generous donor who would like to help you on your Paul Harris Fellowship path.
 
District 5970 “Rotary Rush” is on again!  For the months of December 2020, January 2021 and February 2021 the District is offering a significant incentive to all Rotarians who give to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund
 
A generous Rotarian Donor has offered their points as an incentive to help Rotarians easily reach their first or multiple Paul Harris Fellow level.  The Donor is offering a 1 for 1 points to dollars match when a Rotarian contributes a minimum of $100 toward their first or next Paul Harris Fellow level.  For example, you may have accumulated $500 in contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  Then, if you add a gift of $250 in December, January or February, our Donor will match 250 points to your giving account which allows you to receive your first or multiple PHF award.  The match is up to a maximum of 500 points.
 
If you choose to participate in this challenge, you will need to fill out Form 123-EN which is available at the Foundation tab on the District’s website at www.district5970.org , or click the link below.  Please email the completed form to john.wasta@gmail.com or mail the completed form, donating to the Annual Fund, to John Wasta, 221 Kent Ct. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA  52402.  If you are paying by check, please make it payable to “The Rotary Foundation”, please include the check with the form. 
 
You may also make your gift to the Annual Fund online at www.rotary.org.  If you do, please make a note of the amount of your gift on the form and send the form along with your Rotary Foundation receipt to John to receive your match.  Please do not send credit card information via email.  
 
Wondering how close you are to your next PHF level?  Just email John Wasta at john.wasta@gmail.com or Don Meyer, DRFC Chair, at foundationchair@district5970.org or call Don at 641-251-4655. 
 
This points match will only be available to donors until the points run out. 
 
What are you waiting for? Make a difference and support the mission today!