District Governor 2021-2022
Gary Chenoweth (wife, Mary)
Rotary Club of Elk Rapids
 
 
 
                                                               
  
                                               
                       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
Current District News . . .
CONGRATULATIONS ROTARIANS - In late August Rotary International President Holger and Rotary Foundation Chair K. R. Ravindran announced that the African region has been certified free of the wild poliovirus.  This has been a decades-long effort across 47 countries of the African region and would not have been possible without the efforts of Rotarians around the world and our partners to create a polio-free world.
 
Rotarians in District 6290 have been committed over the past several years to raising funds to immunize children worldwide and our efforts are paying off.  You should be proud of the difference that Rotary has made in the lives of millions of children by eliminating this dreadful disease.
 
I want to thank you for your past efforts and ask that you recommit to helping us raise funds to finish Rotary’s number one initiative of eradicating polio.  Rotary is still committed to raising $50 million a year for this effort.
 
As such, we are launching the District 6290 Polio Plus Society and are inviting you to join our efforts to continue to raise funds to eradicate polio.  To become a member of the District 6290 Polio Plus Society you are asked to commit to making an annual donation of $100 or more to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund until the last two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, are certified free of the wild poliovirus. 
 
We hope that with your commitment in joining the District 6290 Polio Plus Society, we will make a significant increase in our contributions to the eradication of polio.
 
A PolioPlus Society membership form can be downloaded here.    Please complete the membership form and send it to District Office.  Donations may be made online at www.rotary.org/donate and select the Polio Plus Fund or through your Rotary Club.  If you make it online, you can set it up as a recurring donation.
 
 
 
 
For a limited time only, April 26, 2021 through June 08, 2021, on a first come first serve basis, Rotary International District 6290 is offering to match a new gift of $500 to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund, with 500 recognition points to name a Paul Harris Fellow. (Note: “new” means that the entire $500 contribution must be made within the program dates.  Earlier partial donations cannot be counted towards the match.)  Contact the district office for details!
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