June 29, 2021

Beirut Appeal Update - February 14th 2021+

Dear all,

Thank you to the many Clubs across our District that have already donated towards the Beirut appeal.

We were informed on Friday night that, acting on advice from partners and following liaison with Rotary Foundation, Beirut Cosmopolitan were going to need to complete and send the Global Grant application this weekend.  Thanks to your generous donations they will meet the amount required.

We have worked with them over the weekend to ensure that all clubs that have either sent in donations, or made pledges, are included on the Global Grant application and we will ensure that we celebrate your amazing contributions in future District mailings.

Thanks to the amazing generosity of you all the district will reach the target set enabling us to match fund up to the equivalent of 10,000 dollars from the District Designated Fund. Thank you also to those clubs in our district that sent donations via the Putney Rotary Club appeal. Together all these donations have helped Beirut Cosmopolitan meet their target for the Karantina hospital. Thank you all for contributing to, what has been, an amazing collaborative project.  Clubs and District 1040 are thanked within the Global Grant application and we are grateful for the speed in which you have all responded. 

Any funds coming in after the Global Grant Application has been submitted can, with your permission, be used for additional items for the hospital or other projects as part of the Beirut disaster.  Now we have established good links with President Habib and Beirut Cosmopolitan we are keen to build on these and work together in the future to continue to make a real difference to the lives of so many.

Habib sends good wishes to you all and his thanks for your amazing support.  He wants you all to know that it has been a real privilege working with you and an added bonus of making many friends in District 1040. One day soon I hope we will be sharing photographs of the new Karantina Hospital pediatric and neonatal ward.

A list of the 34 Clubs involved at the time of editing in preparation for the February edition of Sharing Rotary Stories (Newsletter). Apologies if we have missed your Club – do please let us know so we can correct our records.  

Bradford Bronte
Halifax Calder
Harrogate Brigantes
Howarth & Worth Valley
Ilkley Wharfedale
Leeds White Rose
Moors Gateway
Northallerton Mowbray
Scunthorpe Pentagon
Skipton Craven
Wakefield Chantry
Wetherby Wharfedale
York Vikings 

Note on the video 

The Beirut video was produced by the Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan after they had received the first amounts of money towards the grant.  As a result, not all clubs are that donated are highlighted on this video because their donations came in later.  All clubs are highlighted on the list we published previously.

Working together we have already achieved so much.  Thank you.

Yours in Rotary                             

Rotarian Carol Jordan                                                                                                                                  

District 1040 International Lead                                                                                                               


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