Amélie Catheline, Ph.D.
Jan 03, 2023 6:00 PM
Our First Global Grant - Safe Water in Ecuador
Amélie Catheline, Ph.D.

Safe and Reliable Water in Southern Ecuador

The Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club is sponsoring its first Global Grant with The Rotary Foundation. This grant has been possible thanks to the support of seven other Rotary Clubs in San Diego as well as the San Diego District and the host District in Ecuador.

This grant supports 5 communities in Southern Ecuador to access safe and reliable drinking water. Over 1000 people live in these rural communities and rely on locally run water systems to meet their basic needs. By repairing water systems, protecting and restoring water sources, and providing training on water management, conservation, sanitation, and hygiene, these communities will be able to meet their basic water needs, insure their water is disease free, and develop sustainable water systems.

Amélie Catheline and Richard Stevens, both Rotarians of our club have initiated this project with the Rotary Club of Loja Los Zarzas in Ecuador. Amélie will describe this $69,000 project and present the progress of the project implementation since its approval in June 2022.

About Amélie

As a scientist, community leader, environmental volunteer, and chi gong and tai chi instructor, she strives to demonstrate her passion for nature and the protection of our planet every day. Since becoming a Rotarian in Jan 2018, she has been President of the Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club in 2019-2020. She is coordinating community services and co-leading the effort on the first global grant of her club.

She is co-chair of the District Environmental Sustainability (DES) committee and she is an active member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG), chairing the ESRAG Food Waste Task Force. Her goal is to help Rotarians implement projects that will positively impact the environment and make a difference in people's lives. She has received the Rotarian of the Year 2021 award for her service to Rotary and her dedication to supporting the environment.

> In Person at 6 pm PT
Meet us at the Boys and Girls Club of Solana Beach located at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, CA 92075, in the Harper Cottage (toward the rear of the club).
> Online at 6:20 pm PT
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Event Schedule
6 pm - 6:30 pm: Social time with wine, light refreshments, and snacks
6:30 pm - 7 pm: General club business 
7 pm - 7:30 pm: Speaker presentation and Q&A
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