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Another unprecedented month!!! How could we have predicted that our lives and those in our communities could have been impacted so totally by a bug we can't even see? But as always, Rotarians rise to the challenge.  This month’s edition of the RD6000 NEWS will bring you up to date on what our 65 clubs have been doing to maintain the contact and fellowship among their members and what great work they are doing to support those in need in their communities.  We’ve certainly not given in, but so many of our clubs really HAVE GIVEN!
The financial outpouring from our clubs and members to support The Food Banks and local food pantries has truly been heartwarming.  In little over three weeks, clubs and members in the District have contributed $36,000 to the District 6000 HEF for the Food Banks and even more than that in support of their local food pantries.
Check out this month’s RD6000 NEWS for stories about some of our really tech savvy clubs who are doing weekly Zoom meetings with all the bells and whistles to stay connected, and one who got a half hour live with RI President Mark Maloney.
You’ll also want to read about another casualty of the Pandemic that requires cancellation of the RD6000 Festival scheduled for Prairie Meadows in late June.  But the good news is that the District will hold a virtual mass gavel passing to celebrate the successes of our current club presidents and a kickoff for the incoming presidents for the upcoming rotary year.
There’s also a reminder that the deadline is approaching to apply for District Community Service grants to support a great project your club may want to tackle in the upcoming year, what to do to make it eligible, even if your current year’s project may have been delayed by the lockdown.
Give yourself a treat by clicking on the link to go to this month’s RD6000 NEWS. In the meantime, stay safe and continue to support those who need our help during these trying times.  There is light at the end of the tunnel, but our communities need our “Service Above Self” attitude now more than ever.
Erna Morain, Governor District 6000
We would love to share your story, so send me an e mail, and pictures if appropriate, so that I can publish it in an upcoming monthly edition. If you have any questions, give me a call at 515-205 2043 or send me an e mail.
Please support our initiative to raise funds for fighting food insecurity in District 6000.   These funds will focus on the need to provide food and nutrition to the thousands of Iowans in the District who have been blindsided by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Food Bank network in Iowa, supplies every food pantry in District 6000. The 3 food banks serving District 6000 territory have a coordinated formula which allows contributions to be distributed equitably throughout the Food Banks based in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids area, and Davenport. 
We are hoping for generous support from our 65 clubs and individually from our 3500+ members in District 6000. Together we can have a real impact and provide assistance in each of our communities.
We encourage you to make your contribution to the District 6000 Humanitarian and Educational Foundation ( D6000 HEF) with a notation in the memo line “Food Bank project” and mail it to District Governor Erna Morain’s home address.  She will tally donations and thank donors.  Thanks so much to all of you who have already contributed!
The in-person RD 6000 Festival that was to be June 25-27 unfortunately will not happen.  Aspects of the event will be done virtually and others will be taped and given to clubs to share with members. Watch for details for the Virtual Gavel Passing on Friday, June 26 at 4:30 PM.
District 6000 is seeking two dedicated Rotarians who are looking for another way to serve Rotary and our District for the Rotary year 2020-21. If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities to serve, here are the links for the Job Descriptions of the positions:
If you have general questions, please contact DGE Steve Dakin email or 515-230-0036, or District Administrator Carolyn email or 877-976-8279.

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