To All Rotary Members in District 5130 –

I have an exceptional and extraordinary request of you, and all 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 being asked to participate in this extraordinary new effort, and your participation is critical to its success. In the past week, this program has been announced via press release with national coverage, and the hope is that it will be adopted by Rotary Clubs across the nation in the next few weeks.

The background is this: Only a few weeks ago, Rotary Members in a Bay Area, California 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 providers to focus more of their attention where it is most needed.

Click HERE to watch a video of the presentation of this inspirational effort to a large group of district governors which will answer a lot of your questions.


Please click HERE to learn more and decide how you, your friends, and your family can participate. And share this link with as many as you can, on Facebook, email, and other social media.

The world is watching, and we, as Rotary Members, People of Action, are now truly defined by our actions in this crisis.

With appreciation and thanks,

Kathy Flamson
Rotary Club of Calistoga
Rotary District 5130
District Governor 2019 – 2020