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Dear Fellow Rotarian,

Thanks so much to all Rotary clubs and districts who contributed a total of $694,092* to the Guatemala Literacy Project this year! Please click here for the 2018 GLP Annual Report and here for a special thank you video.


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Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty that has plagued rural, indigenous Guatemalans for generations. Because of YOUR help, over 6,000 more Guatemalan children and their teachers are receiving the gift of sustainable textbooks, computer centers, and literacy programs this year.

In this report, you will find details about the most recently completed GLP activities (spanning four Global Grants):
  • A list of contributing clubs and districts.
  • Details about the 2017-2018 Global Grant that will benefit the GLP.
  • A financial report showing how project funds were spent.
  • Photos of Rotarians who traveled to rural Guatemala to deliver books & computers on behalf of your club.
  • Thank you letters from children who benefit from your help.
This year's GLP would not have been possible without your generosity and that of the other 139 clubs and 25 districts that contributed to the program. (See the complete list in the Annual Report.)

Will you join us as the GLP kicks off the upcoming Rotary year? In 2018-2019, we invite you to:
  • Maximize your club's international service impact by supporting the next Global Grant-----enabling your contribution to be multiplied up to 3.5 times (or 6.5 times in Canada!).
  • Bring first-ever literacy, textbook, computer, and youth leadership programs to schools in the regions of Chimaltenango, Sacatepéquez, and Quetzaltenango.
  • Join the GLP Project Tour to Guatemala from February 2-10, 2019.
Help these students realize a life beyond poverty. Please send us an e-mail at to pledge your support for the 2018-2019 Guatemala Literacy Project, or visit


Yours in Rotary,

Carolyn Johnson
GLP National Co-Chair
Rotary Club of Yarmouth, Maine
District 7780 Governor, 2013-2014

Glenn Chamberlain
GLP National Co-Chair
Rotary Club of Ephrata, WA

P.S. Please share this report and thank you video with your fellow Rotary club members and district leaders. We want everyone in your club and district to know the impact you have made on these children in Guatemala. The report is also available online at
*The total amount of $694,092 includes matching funds from the Government of Canada and The Rotary Foundation (pending Global Grant approval). 

GLP Advisory Board
Carolyn Johnson
GLP Co-Chairperson
Rotary Club of Yarmouth, ME
Glenn Chamberlain
GLP Co-Chairperson
Rotary Club of Ephrata, WA
Colin Thacker
Rotary Club of North Bay, ON
Esther Brol
Global Grant Host Sponsor 2017-2019
Rotary Club of Guatemala La Reforma
Barb Young
Global Grant International Sponsor 2017-2018
Rotary Club of Calgary, AB
Dick Anderson
Rotary Club of Tustin-Santa Ana, CA
Dick Barclay
Rotary Club of Coeur d'Alene, ID
Sonja Baudrexel
Rotary Club of Valle de Guatemala
Harvey Baxter
Rotary Club of Baker County, FL
Joe Berninger
CoEd Executive Director
Rotary eClub of Ohio Pathways
Julio Grazioso
Rotary Club of Guatemala Vista Hermosa
Marco Herrera
Rotary Club of Quetzaltenango
Brian Hurley
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
John Keleher
Rotary Club of Aspen, CO
Bev Lingle
Rotary Club of Coeur d'Alene, ID
Cristian Monterroso
Rotary Club of Valle de Guatemala
Sheila Mosley
Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, ON
Trevor Neckles
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Greg Podmore
Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, AB
Mary Pribyl
Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise, IL
Arturo Quezada
Rotary Club of Valle de Guatemala
Rick Schroeder
Rotary Club of Fairfax, VA
John Stanton
Rotary Club of Kenilworth, UK
Jessica Stieritz
CoEd Liaison to Rotary International
Rotary eClub of Ohio Pathways
Rich Strayer
Rotary Club of Downey, CA
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