Greetings, As most of you are probably aware, the Youth Exchange between District 2520 and District 5830 has been cancelled this year due to the Earthquake in Japan. Some of the students that were to come to District 5830 tomorrow have not been located since the Earthquake. PDG Jo Ann Parkman suggested that we start a fund raising effort to raise funds to send to District 2520 for their use in helping persons in District 2520. She started off the effort by contributing $500 and was quickly followed by $500 donations from DG Jim Archer, PDG Fay J. Durrant, DGE Shirley Griffing and PDG Steve Brown. We are requesting that clubs in District 5830 make an announcement of this fund raising effort and collect funds and make contributions to the effort. We would like to do this in the next two weeks. Funds should be forwarded to PDG Bill Rains, P. O. Box 913, Clarksville, Texas, 75426 by Friday, April 1, 2011. Let's show the Rotarians in District 2520 that we do care. Yours in Rotary Service, Bill Rains District 5830