The following email was sent to all Presidents, PEs, AGs, Club Secretaries, District Leadership and DG Line.
I would like to share the message with you.
Dear District 5190 Rotarians,
One of the special qualities of Rotarians is their commitment to help those in need. We have a catastrophic situation with one of our own who needs our help! We always come together to help in a time of need. This situation should be no different.
On behalf of Anita Daniels, Presidents of the Rotary Club of Grass Valley:
Many of you know Mike Johnson. He’s the guy that gives and gives of his time to help the youth in our district, be it RYLA, RYE, or his latest endeavor, REGLE. As a District Leader in New Generations, Mike has played an integral part in the many projects of our youth in District 5190.
Mike and his wife Kath departed in mid-February on a cruise of the Caribbean Islands. A couple days into the trip Mike became very ill, and had to be transported to a hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico with a kidney disorder. This ailment has since healed, but now he’s facing the fight of his life as he’s developed a staph infection in his spine.
He needs to come home right away to be treated by specialists in a California hospital. It’s now a life and death situation. Trouble is, even with insurance coverage, the medical transport must be paid in advance. The Rotarians of the RC of Grass Valley have pledged $3000 towards that cost, but the whole cost could be as much as $45,000 to $70,000.
If any of his fellow Rotarians in District 5190 can pledge financial support, please send funds in any amount to Rotary Club of Grass Valley, P. O. Box 1213, Grass Valley, CA 95945. As time is of the essence, you can also contact me at 530-274-4940 (W), 530-272-6036 (H), or 530-913-8953 (cell) for wiring instructions to the Rotary Club of Grass Valley’s checking account.
Our District Treasurer, Cheryl Zarachoff, has also set up credit card processing for your donation. The information can be sent to Cheryl via email or fax or can be phoned (Cheryl’s contact information is below). To process the credit card charge you will need to provide: