District Rotary Foundation - November Update

Dear Rotarians:
 
We are mid-way through Foundation month, and we have already raised a few thousand dollars through our Paul Harris Fellow Challenge ($20 donation for a chance to win a Paul Harris Fellow award).
 
I hope that each of you were able to watch the video with Tim & Anna presenting information on Leaving a Legacy. We can all make a difference through the Foundation now and in the future.
 
If you have not yet returned your donation envelope to your club leader, please do so. The contest ends on Dec 31st.
 
I would love your feedback on all aspects of the video and PHF challenge. Many clubs have commented positively on the progression of videos over the past few years. All three videos are available at www.Rotary6650.org. Email me at Peter@salemrad.com.
 
As a reminder the District Rotary Foundation Committee has approved Global Grants for several international projects this year. We would like all clubs and individual members to consider supporting these projects. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt and donations count towards Paul Harris Fellow status.
 
Empowerment of young women Mekong Delta, Vietnam - Education in the prevention of trafficking. PDG Sieglinde Warren, Do Nguyen D6600.
 
Assist Acid Attack Survivors in Uganda - Concentrated sulfuric acid is inexpensive weapon used in premeditated attacks leaving hundreds of women physically, psychologically, and socially scarred. Julia Wetstein jwetste@yahoo.com of the Warren club.
 
Children Safe Uganda – Children Safe Uganda is a child and community development organization and funds will provide vocational support for students - Kathleen Musso kathymusso528@gmail.com of the Steubenville club.
 
Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) - Funds will provide state-of-the-art basic, advanced, pediatric, and neonatal life support education and equipment including manikins to train trainers, medical professionals, and first-responders in Honduras - Becky Jewel bljewell@zoominternet.net of the Orville club.
 
Ahmadnagar Agriculture Equipment Bank - Funds will assist farmers cultivating land in Ahmadnagar, India. PDG Meena Patel durdarshan19@gmail.com.
 
Oholi STEM Program - Funds will create a mini science center to assist STEM education by providing equipment and education to children in the Oholi village where no science educational tools are available promoting the concept ‘Learning by Doing'. This is the village where we placed a water well this past year freeing up children to learn rather than carry water all day. PDG Meena Patel durdarshan19@gmail.com.
 
School Sanitation in Chennai, India - Assist in providing sanitation facilities in 32 schools in Madras Coromandel, India, which are being rebuilt with 19 partner clubs. PDG George Hays haysgws@gmail.com.
 
Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to email or call me with questions/concerns.
 
Peter Apicella, M.D., DRFC
330-207-0500 (cell)