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Micro-Credit Project in India

The Portland Rotary Club is looking for funding from other clubs for their micro-credit project in India. The purpose of their project is to provide micro-loans to dalit (untouchable) women in rural Andhra Pradesh, India to develop small businesses. To help, or learn more, check out their MatchingGrants.org page here.
Update: This project is also listed [...]

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Books for the World

BOOKS FOR THE WORLD
A World Community Service Project of Beaverton Rotary Club and Many Partners
Joyce Lockard, Coordinator, Tel. 503-533-4190 rj.lockard@frontier.com NOTE NEW E-MAIL!!!
BOOKS FOR LAOS: Our first-ever shipment to Laos was sent off on Sept. 27, carrying 42,800 lb of used university and school textbooks. This shipment was the culmination of five months of collecting [...]

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District 5100 World Committee Service Meeting Notes
October 20, 2010
Download a recording of the meeting here (available until November 9th).
WCS Committee mission:

Promote world community service projects to clubs throughout District 5100
Serve as a resource for clubs in their WCS efforts
Establish and maintain relationships with clubs and districts in other countries
Partner with the Districts 5100 Foundation [...]

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District 5100 World Community Service Meeting Notes
September 15, 2010
WCS Committee mission:

Promote world community service projects to clubs throughout District 5100
Serve as a resource for clubs in their WCS efforts
Establish and maintain relationships with clubs and districts in other countries
Partner with the Districts 5100 Foundation Board
Educate the clubs on Future Vision and our role as a [...]

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Putting the “I” into RI

By Ron Kelemen
District 5100 WCS Chair
GSE Bangalore Team Leader
Imagine how horrific it would be and the resulting news coverage if a 747 jumbo jet with 400 passengers crashed in Salem today.  Now what if it were 10 jumbo jets every day of the year?  That’s 4,000 deaths per day.  Unimaginable!  But sadly, we really do [...]

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July 21 WCS Committee Notes

It’s a whole new Rotary year and a whole new way of doing World Community Service Projects. Here are our notes from the kick-off meeting.

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Madhyar-Pradesh is located in central India.  In the poor village schools (charitable and government alike) there is a need for toilet blocks and safe drinking water.
This project will bring toilets to about 30 schools, and safe drinking water to 10 schools, along with hygiene training to all.
The idea for this Matching Grant (with a non-pilot [...]

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Sumba – a neolithic paradise?

There is a remote place where people still live in the stone age … a modern day megalithic “paradise.”  They use special colorful sea worms to begin their springtime jousting, to make the soil rich and productive. That place is Sumba Island, in the center of thousands of islands in the Indonesia archipelago.
But life is not [...]

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Myanmar Orphanage project

Is your club new to water and sanitation projects? Want to make a big difference in the lives of needy children?
Here’s a great project: Myanmar Orphanages – www.myanmarwater.org

I suggest you start reading the tab “About Us”, then “Why Water”, then “Get Involved”.  Then look at the photo-show and text on how the system is designed.
With an [...]

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Dear WCS  Rotarians,
A picture speaks 1000 words.  So it is with WCS projects.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a place where all our project photos could be displayed?  Both for our partners overseas, and for  participating clubs and members here?  Everyone could view them, send email links to friends and other Rotarians.  We could even [...]

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