TO: All Rotary District 5960 Rotarians
FROM: Dayle Quigley, 2022-2023 District Governor, and Margie Horning, Rotary District Foundation Team Lead
Dear Kathy Hughitt,
We can’t think of a better time than February to kick off our SHARE THE LOVE campaign. In conjunction with our 2022-23 IMAGINE ROTARY theme, we invite you to IMAGINE the IMPACT your donations to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual – Share Fund can have in our communities at home and in the global world!
Recent examples of the IMPACT made by Rotarians who gave to The Foundation Annual – Share Fund:
  • 120 families in rural Nicaragua now have water in their village. They no longer go on foot or by ox carts 2 ½ miles each way to get water. IMAGINE the improvement in their health and economic opportunity! 
  • 36 orphans in Uganda received scholarships to attend a full year of secondary school. This impact affects their futures, the futures of their families, and the country. 
  • Foster children receive a bed of their own when they have to make a traumatic transfer from their family to a foster family.  The beds for Minnesota children are crafted and delivered with love by Rotarians in our district.
Each year, we encourage all Rotarians to give to the Foundation’s Annual – Share Fund, which are the funds that come back to our clubs/district to utilize in grants such as the examples given. Plain and simple, the more we give to the Annual Share Fund, the more impact we can have in our communities and worldwide.  This year, we set an achievable goal of raising $525,000 in our District for the Annual – Share Fund (we are currently at $243,000), and now it’s time for all of us to work together to achieve our goal. 
You can make an IMPACT with your donation, and this February, for certain levels of giving, we are offering matching point incentives for Paul Harris Fellow awards:
  • $100 = 2 to 1 recognition point match
  • $365 = Point match to Paul Harris Fellow (PHF)
  • $1,000 = Recognition on the district website and share a PHF with 2 people 
We hope you are excited about IMAGINING the IMPACT your contribution will make, and in being a foundation champion!  
Thank you for your partnership in this initiative and let us know if you have any questions.