Dear Rotarians and Friends of Rotary,
I have an exceptional and extraordinary request of you, and all the members in our District, to join the fight against COVID-19. What if there was a way to help, from the safety of our homes, and make a real difference?
Our District is one of several leading in an extraordinary new effort, and your immediate participation is critical to its success. This program will be announced via a press release soon (CNN, NYT and other major news coverage), and will be adopted by Rotary Clubs across the nation in a few days.
The background is this: Two weeks ago, Rotarians in a local club engaged Rotary International to recruit 1 million volunteers in two weeks to sign up with Volunteer Surge, a new program that allows us to train online, for free, to become a Telehealth Worker or a Community Health Worker. These volunteers will provide basic assistance and will reduce suffering and save lives locally and across the nation. How? By helping our health care worker providers to focus more of their attention where it is needed most.
Please go to to learn more and to decide how you, your friends, and family can participate. Feel free to share this link with others on Facebook, email and other social media.
The world is watching and we as Rotarians, PEOPLE OF ACTION, will truly be defined by our actions in this crisis.
Yours In Rotary Service,
DG Dave Bensley