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The mandate of the International committee is to review donation requests as it relates to international aid and development projects. Requests must be aligned with Rotary International goals and objectives. The committee will bring awareness to the club of Rotary International initiatives through information sharing and/or events coordinated by the committee.

 History of International Projects

2004: Shoebox distribution, Nogales, Mexico

            Small financial contribution

2005:  Shoebox distribution, Nogales, Mexico

            Shipped 4 skids: 850 shoeboxes

2006: Wheelchair distribution, Mazatlan, Mexico

            $5,500 USD (part of large matching grant)

2008: Supply of Medical Equipment, San Jose, Brazil

           $3,126 CDN (part of matching grant with District Clubs)

           Ambulance donation, Nogales, Mexico $6,500 USD

2009: Kiva Micro-Finance Lending $1500 USD

            Mennonite Central Committee- club members packed buckets of personal needs

             items for Haiti-disaster relief

2010: Literacy Center built in Parika, Guyana, South America:  $10,000 USD- funds matched by

           Rotary Club in Georgetown, Guyana

            Contributed funds to send a shipping container to Jamaica filled with medical

            equipment; Rotarians helped to pack the container

            Donated to the Kitchener Rotary club to assist with sending 19,000 books for a library in


2011: Canadian Landmine Foundation: $1,000 (matched by an anonymous donor)

           Dictionary Project: 108 dictionaries sent to Guyana, distributed to local schools in Parika

           and others used for the literacy centre $216

           Two barrels sent down filled with books for the literacy centre after book drive.

2012:  Literacy centre donation: $1,000 for literacy centre enhancements

            Mission of Tears Charity: $4,000 donation to assist with adoptions in Ethiopia and Haiti

            Jim Hicks Foundation: $1,000 for international projects assisting women and children

            Buy-A-Net Malaria Prevention: $700 provided 1,100 treated mosquito nets to 2 villages

            in Uganda

            Horn of Africa Famine Relief Fund: $2,000 (matched by Canadian Government)

            Horn of Africa Famine Relief Fund: $1,300 (matched by District)

2013: Water Purification System at 2 schools in Parika, Guyana South America providing clean

            drinking water for over 800 students. $16,000

           Three Rotarians and their families visited Guyana in July to officially open the literacy   

           centre , visit the Parika schools, Alison Scott provided child abuse recognition and

           reporting training for Parika community leaders.