Palo Alto University Rotary Club
P. O. Box 760
Palo Alto, CA 94302
PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY
We are not your father’s Rotary Club - we are mavericks!
We are a vibrant group of women and men of all ages from all over the world who bring an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to projects that improve the world we share. We are dedicated individuals who exchange ideas, build relationships and take action for common good while having a great time. Whether we are working to bring about worldwide polio eradication, rehabilitating local schools, reading to students, building a maternal health clinic in El Salvador, or hosting an Oktoberfest for our local seniors at Stevenson House, we bring passion and commitment to the projects we undertake. We know that determined people working together can achieve anything.
Join us as we serve humanity and experience the joy of being a source for good in the world.
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During the PAUR El Salvador visit in 2015, the clinic director, Dr. Marta Diaz, presented the Club a compelling request for a maternal health clinic.
The clinic was desperately needed to provide an area to provide dignified care and counseling to the women of the community. The clinic would also provide contraceptive counseling and sex education training. Upon return from the trip, the Club decided to raise the money using a variety of mechanisms. In addition to an IndieGoGo campaign, PAUR collaborated with Rotary Club Mulhouse (France) and Woodside Rotary Club to raise $30,000 to fund the building of the clinic. During our return trip to El Salvador in January 2016, we presented a ceremonial check to the clinic director for the funds to build the clinic. The timing was perfect because the threat of the Zika virus had been announced days before. The government in el Salvador is currently recommending that women not get pregnant until 2018.
The is nearing completion and we look forward to sharing the long lasting impact this facility has on the community.
As you can see, the interior is being painted a relaxing yellow.
For more pictures, check out the Photo Album!
Once we complete the building, our next phases will be to build a bathroom, build a perimeter wall and provide furniture and supplies to fit out the clinic.