On Wednesday, May 12 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT, Zones 28 and 32 are holding an hour of virtual speakers and entertainment to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President Nominee 2022-23, Mike Govern, Chair of the PolioPlus program, Past International President, Barry Rassin, and Drew Kessler, RI Director Nominee (speaker at our Tri-District conference) are just a few of the Rotarians who will bring you messages about Rotary’s signature effort to eradicate polio and open other doors of opportunity.  Entertainers include Alex Lifeson, Canadian guitarist/rock legend with the Canadian band, Rush.
You may ask, “Why 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.?”  Zones 28 and 32 represent Rotarians in Bermuda, Canada, France, and the United States which means this event will span 6 time zones.  Finding a time that worked for thousands of Rotarians takes planning. 
Tickets to the virtual event are available by going to trellis.org/rotary-gala.  Tickets are $110 USD plus applicable fees, of which $100 is a fully credited donation to TRF - you get a charitable tax receipt and 100 Paul Harris Fellowship points, and your District gets credit towards their Foundation goals.
Rotarians, their clubs, and Districts are reaching the goals they have set for Foundation donations this year.  The donation will be directed 75% to the Annual Fund of TRF and 25% to the PolioPlus fund.  This event provides a unique opportunity to support TRF and make a difference in the world.
Anna-Mae Kobbe, Ph.D.
Rotary District Foundation Chair-Elect