September, 2021


John Wasta, District 5970 Foundation Chair

Foundation First newsletter
September, 2021
Welcome to the September District 5970 District newsletter.
Congratulations to the fifteen clubs that have won approval for the eighteen projects that will be funded this Rotary year.  Here is a list of the clubs and projects to be funded this year:
Cedar Falls                           North Star Community Services                                                   Building renovation
Cedar Rapids                        Trail and Prairie repair and                                                           renovation
Cedar Rapids Metro North      Bridge Under the Bridge Non-Profit                                               support
Cedar Rapids Sunrise            Catharine McCauley Non-Profit                                                     support
Cedar Rapids Sunrise            Abbe Health - Vulnerable adult                                                     support
Cedar Rapids Sunrise            Child Services I Pads for non-verbal                                             children
Charles City                          Sportsman’s Park bleachers                                                         renovation
Decorah                               Creating Veteran’s Memorial
Forest City                            Hansen Trail Park Creation of trail                                                 head park
Iowa Great Lakes                  Clean drinking water in Uganda,                                                   Kenya & Malawi
Linn County                          Creating portable recycling                                                           collection trailer
Mason City River City Sunrise Central Park New electrical
New Hampton                       Bike Trail New bike repair stations
Monticello                             Camp Courageous Creation of                                                     Rotary Music Park              
Pocahontas                           Elbert’s Park Improvements and                                                   renovations
Rockwell City                        New Fire Station -  New cabinets
Spencer                               Clay County Fair New small animal                                               building
If you have questions about this list or how to apply for next year’s funding, please contact me or read up on the District 5970 District Grants section of the District 5970 website.
We need to find a Global Scholar for the 2022-2023 Rotary year in the next six weeks.  If you know of someone who would benefit from graduate level course work or research in a country outside of the United States during the 2022-2023 academic year, we want to work with them to possibly be a Rotary Global Scholar.   Please go the Global Scholar section of the District 5970 website for more information or contact the Global Scholar chairperson Chris Lindell.  Watch this video about the program and an interview with past Global Scholar Katie Wilford -
I have been pleased to present The Rotary Foundation to four clubs so far this year.  Please contact me at if you would like me (or one of the Foundation Committee) to present to your club.
Yours in Rotary,
John Wasta
District Foundation Chair                                                             

John Wasta

District 5970 Foundation Chair

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