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Welcome to Rotary District 5100’s website and blog for District 5100 International Service activities.
Hello, I am Kathy Stromvig, a Rotarian from the RC of SE Portland.  We have designed this site so that all 76 clubs in our district can experience the joys of participating in a International service project or activity. As you can [...]

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International Service 101

Want to get a quick overview on how to get your club involved in Rotary’s 4th Avenue of Service.  Then review this two-part Power point presentation: International Service 101. Part 1 and International Service 101, Part 2   This was the presentation by Stewart Martin and Ron Kelemen at the District 5100 Training Assembly on April 21.  It will give [...]

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On behalf of the International Service/Matching Grants Promotion Committee, I want to thank all of you and your clubs who participated in an international project this Rotary year. For a while, it seemed like we were going to leave a lot of matching grant money on the table because of an initial shortage of projects [...]

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There are dry dusty villages waiting for water, children needing school uniforms and workbooks, mothers needing prenatal care, sick children and adults needing medical care, and countless beds that need mosquito nets. What are you waiting for? It’s easy to get started.

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Sumba Island – update, 2011 DSG

Fellow Rotarians,
As you know, we are doing another DSG this year for Water and Sanitation on the primitive Island of Sumba in Indonesia.  You’ll see slide show in prior post.  Well, here’s the update.  Our friends from RC Bali Ubud Sunset – Past Presidents Sue Winske and Cat Wheeler, along with fellow member Gabe Monson [...]

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The diseases caused by lack of basic sanitation (over 2.4BB people!) or safe water (900MM people) are mind-numbing.  The U.N. has launched a new 5 Year Drive to Sustainable Sanitation, starting on the African continent. Maybe it’s time we had a different “waste appliance”.
Our flush toilet system in the US just doesn’t fit with much of [...]

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Happy World Water Day!
As you probably know, Water and Sanitation is a principal Area of Focus for Rotary, in the past and in the Future Vision.   Simple methods – aka “appropriate technology” – are often better than any fancy “American” method.  Here is just such a simple method, from India, called Tippy Tap. [...]

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Dear Rotarians in District 5100,
I’ve had the pleasure of working in water and sanitation projects, and coordinating club projects here in D5100, for years.  But rarely has there been an opportunity to make such a big impact on people living in squalor, like this one in Ghana.  Please read the message from Ron Denham, the [...]

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