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Monthly Archive for July, 2010

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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What are the three most important determinants of value in a house? Neighborhood, Neighborhood, Neighborhood.
And so with World Community Service activity in Rotary, the most important determinants of success are Communication, Communication, Communication.
Communication among clubs in our district, so we share opportunities to invest in projects. Communication of travel and volunteer opportunities unique to Rotarians. [...]

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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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