First of all, we hope everyone is being diligent and safe during this active Covid19 pandemic. Most Rotary clubs in our district have canceled weekly meetings as advised by social distancing guidelines. Some clubs are conducting ZOOM or other tele-conferencing methods to maintain contact, others are emailing weekly Rotary updates to their club membership.
 
RAFFLE TICKETS SALES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JUNE 1ST!
 
As you probably know, our district's annual conference scheduled April 24-25 Hot Springs, SD has been canceled. But the good news is we will continue our annual Raffle Foundation fundraiser. Now more than ever, supporting the great work of the Rotary Foundation is vital to making our communities and the world better.  Disease prevention is one of the six areas of focus for Rotary across the globe. There are already groups of Rotarians that are helping to address the coronavirus pandemic.
 
CAN I STILL SUPPORT THE ROTARY FOUNDATION?  WHERE DOES MY CLUB SEND THE DONATIONS AND THE TICKET STUBS?
 
Many clubs had started selling raffle tickets before the social distancing guidelines were implemented, others had not.  You can still support the Rotary Foundation by selling or purchasing raffle tickets up to June 1st!  You are given credit in supporting the Foundation with every raffle ticket you purchase. Your club will notate donations on the Foundation Multi-Donation Form that is submitted to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Your club can send raffle ticket stubs anytime before June 1, 2020 to Steve Harrington please email me for mailing address.
 
WHEN WILL THE RAFFLE TICKET DRAWING BE HELD?  HOW WILL THE RAFFLE PRIZES BE DELIVERED TO THE WINNERS?
 
The raffle ticket stub drawing will be held by the Raffle 2020 Committee at the Rotary Club of Lemars location by June 10, 2020. Prizes from the raffle drawing will be dispatched to the winners either by the raffle committee or the associated club by June 15, 2020.  
 
Thank you all for adapting, adjusting, and continuing to support the Rotary Foundation.  It truly has an impact on our communities through district grants, and across the world through global grants.
 
Contact me with any questions at steveharringtonrotary@yahoo.com.

Steve Harrington, PDG
District RAFFLE 2020 Fundraising Chair