Bruce began by reminding us the our Rotary world is whatever you want it to be. Bruce joined Rotary in 1988 and has since met life-long friends. Service is what we do but fun and friendship is the glue that holds us together. In 2004, Bruce and Jane attended a District Conference where they heard about National

Immunization Day. The goal was to immunize 100% of all children under the age of 5 years. Bruce and Jane went to India where 150 million people were immunized in the 4 days they were there!

They have been to Nigeria three times to do immunizations because it is the epicenter of the epidemic.


Jane told us that 3 years ago she, along with Bruce and Joan Broadhurst, attended DG Nick Frankel’s Step Down Party. During Nick’s tenure as District Governor, he lost his wife, Heather to cancer. Before her death, Heather had a goal of seeing a mobile library in San Miguel de Allende. Sadly she did not live to see her dream become a reality.

San Miguel de Allende is located in the far eastern part of Guanajuato, Mexico. With its gorgeous colonial architecture, enchanting cobblestone streets, it has attracted over 8,000 “ex- pats” to re-locate there from Canada, Britain and America. However, the surrounding country-side is very poor and mostly

DG Nick asked Bruce and Jane to take on the global grant already in the works. With over $4,000 from our Club, Bruce and Jane set out to work with Evar Schaake, an ex-pat from Denmark who was living in San Miguel de Allende, to obtain a van and covert it into a mobile library. With Evar as the Project Manager, the new van was out fitted with computers and desks for 8 children as well as a library full of books that the children could check out.

Thanks to both Bruce and Jane for their informative presentation.