District 5610 did an outstanding job of recognizing the Foundation month this past November.  During the District Governor’s Foundation Challenge, clubs and individuals contributed over $23,401 just slightly ahead (3.7%) of our previous year’s giving. We had a number of our District’s Rotary clubs and Rotarians make gifts to the Foundation during the challenge. The results are reported here and recognition will be provided at the District PETS conference in April.
Large club winner:        Brookings Rotary Club                 Total: $6,972             
Midsize club winner:    Madison SD Rotary Club              Total: $1,168
Small club winner:        LeMars IA Club                              Total: $1,016
We had a number of individual gifts of $1,000 by Rotarians and by decision of the District Governor and the Foundation Chair, we decided to award the Paul Harris Points to the two Rotarians who gave the largest gifts during this period.  Great job by all Rotarians and thanks for your support of the Rotary Foundation and all the wonderful things that the Rotary Foundation is doing. This may be a great time to look and see what your Foundation is doing around the world at https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation.