Fellow Rotarians
I am reaching out to you and asking you to support the Zones 28 and 32 Second Annual Foundation Gala and Fundraiser to be held virtually February 23 at 8 PM Eastern Time. Let us make sure District 7390 is well represented at the Gala.
It will be an event of amazing proportions.  Zones 28 and 32 represent 43 districts in Canada, France, Bermuda, and the northeastern United States.  Some have asked about the time of the event; with 7 time zones involved, 8 PM for those of us in the Eastern time Zone will fit our schedules.  If you cannot participate in the live event, a recording of the Gala will be available.   
The Gala will be packed with messages from Rotary leaders including Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President Elect, updates on Foundation programs, and entertainment by such groups as the One Voice Children’s Choir.  I have heard Jennifer Jones speak a number of times.  She is a compelling speaker and such a delightful person; you will enjoy getting to know her.
Your Gala ticket of $120 includes a TRF contribution of $100.  Your gifts will be a fully credited donation to TRF and you will receive a charitable tax receipt and related Paul Harris Fellow points. District 7390 and your club will receive full credit toward Foundation Goals. 
All donations to TRF will be distributed 75% going to the Annual Fund and 25% going to the PolioPlus Fund.  The portion credited to the PolioPlus Fund will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 
Last year the Gala raised $200,000 for the Foundation.  As Foundation advocates in District 7390, let us help hit a new high this year.
You can celebrate Rotary International’s 117th birthday, raise funds for The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and have fun on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. 
Your continued support of TRF is greatly appreciated.  The humanitarian work of TRF allows us to Serve to Change Lives.  Thanks in advance for supporting TRF. 
Yours in Rotary Service,
Anna-Mae Kobbe, Ph.D.
District 7390
District Rotary Foundation Chair