Message from DG Jason
Urgent call to all Rotarians – your help is needed across the world!

Mercy Ships Global Grant

Please help now to transform access to surgical care in West Africa.
As we heard about at the District Foundation banquet, we are still looking for additional clubs to participate in the Mercy Ships Global Grant. We are close to reaching our fundraising goal, so if you or you club would like to participate, please contact District Rotary Foundation Chair John Donovan at or 913-772-5241.
35 Surgical Instruments and Trays to equip 6 Operating Rooms on Global Mercy, Mercy Ships new ship being built in China.
Pledged so far: $778,000*. (* includes World Fund Match)
Pledges needed $222,000* by 31 January 2020 to meet the project's challenge
Pledge with DDF whatever sum you can afford, say $300+ from Clubs
To Pledge: Just reply to this email with details of the pledge and District Number.
Districts contributing $5,000 or more will be recognized with name on one of the 35 instrument trays. Please watch the video at the below link to learn more about the project.

Australia Bushfires Appeal

We have all seen the disastrous fires that have erupted, taking lives as well as destroying hundreds of homes and properties across Australia.
Rotary is once again taking the lead and looking to provide support for families in need. To this end several Rotary Districts and Clubs have established projects which are ready and able to accept donations from you. All of those projects can apply for funds from this appeal.
Over $370,000 and counting has been raised so far. If you’d like to contribute, please do so at:\

Taal Volcano Eruption

As District Governor, I had the opportunity to meet Everett Olivan, District Governor D3820 in the Philippines at the International Assembly last January, and he’s reached out to all of our fellow DGs with a call for help for financial and in-kind donations listed below.
We also have a local connection to this district, Lawrence Rotarian Bran Allen, who sent me this note:
"I was a Group Study Exchange participant back in 2009. My GSE experience inspired me to join Rotary in 2012 when I moved back to Lawrence to work at the public library. 
That exchange was between our district and District 3820. Rotarians took me the Taal volcano on that trip. All the clubs we visited were in Batangas and Quezon provinces. Cities in District 3820 are directly affected by this volcano eruption."
Thank you,
Jason Leib
Rotary 5710 District Governor 2019-2020
Russell Hampton
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