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Afghanistan - What is Happening Today

January 19, 2022

Afghanistan Today

Aimal A. Ahmadi

Progress in Zambia 2022

The Zambia Project was started in 2003 as a Lincoln East Rotary Club project by Dr. Chuck Erickson.  It eventually became a District Project and continues to yet today added many new projects as it continues to grow.  It has received not only several District grants, but Rotary International's global grants.  There has been several individual or organizations who have also help fund some of the mini projects within this larger project.

This map shows the area that is covered by the Zambia Project.  Dr. Chuck Erickson gave Lincoln East Rotary Club members and visitors a review of the projects that have been going on in Zambia since this project was started in 2003.  These projects include nutrition, creating gardens, and making boreholes, dams and canals for water.

Nutrition -- Children who do not receive a nutritional diet in the first 2 years of life, will not obtain maximum adult capacity.

Gardens - Because of the extreme lack of water the yield for maize is often very poor.  Improved farming methods are needed for the local farmers.

Water - Women and girls walk many miles to access water.  Commonly the water is polluted animal contaminants and dirt.


 

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President Message
I ran across a poem the other day by Grace V. Watkins entitled “A Glow Remains”.  It reminds me of what a Rotarian’s legacy is.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Happy Dollars for Polio Plus 

 

Thanks go  to the following for "Happy Dollars" on January 12: Darrel Huenergardt, Duane Tappe, Chuck Erickson, Andrea Ahrens, Dick Cumming, Barry Stelk, Jerry Christensen, Lyle Schoen, Gordon Bair, Betty Ourecky, and our visitor from Club 14.

Greeter & Cashier 

GREETER FOR JANUARY -- Sue Schuerman

CASHIER FOR JANUARY -- Lyle Schoen

Birthdays

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No birthdays between January 12th and January 19th.
Something from the Past

This is one of the finished benches that LERC members did in 2020.  The last time that we were able to help the Lincoln Parks & Recreation with painting benches and tables. Hopefully, we can get back to doing this once again soon.

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Quote of the Week

“You’re allowed to be disappointed. You’re allowed to be angry. You’re allowed to be scared. You’re allowed to cry. But, you’re not allowed to give up.”

Wellness
  Wellness Chairman Greg Schnasse has requested information in regard to any illness by club members and/or their family members.
Greg’s contacts:
Phone: 402-440-9917
 
 
 
Keep all our Rotarians in your prayers and thoughts as we continue fight with variants from the COVID-19.
 
Even with the vaccine, we continue to keep all of our teachers, school officials, and students, EMT's and first responders, hospital doctors and nurses, supermarket clerks, restaurant workers laid off or furloughed and waiting for unemployment, all those who are currently unemployed, human service organizations who still are open to serve those poor/homeless/hungry, funeral home workers, churches, airline employees, hotel employees, gas station and convenience store workers.  
 
If you know of any of our members you would like for us to mention who are ill or need prayer, please let Greg know and we will put it in the SPOKE.
 
 
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