Posted on Dec 17, 2019
Here is a travel opportunity from Gerry Jackson:
 
Dear President Eric Tindall,
 
I have a unique and wonderful Rotary experience opportunity available for your club members:
 
I dearly appreciated your club’s financial help last year with the Rotary eye mission I led to the Casa Colibrí medical clinic in Nuevo Edén, a small village in remote Guatemala.  I hope you are very proud of your club’s support as many people now see better because of that support. I am now deep into the detailing of our 2nd eye clinic mission back into remote Guatemala.
 
At this point I am not asking for financial support, at least not yet :). What I am seeking is additional volunteers to go on the mission trip.
 
Would you please share this with your club members, giving them each the opportunity to participate?  If there is any interest, please have them contact me (contact info below).  I will be glad to provide them more detailed information.
 
Volunteers need not know anything about optometry or need to know Spanish.  We already have eye professionals and language translators on the team.  However, to make this a successful mission trip, we DO HAVE NEED for lay people on the team.  There are many valuable tasks a lay person can perform to make this a successful mission.
 
Dates:
Friday, May 8 through Saturday, May 16 (some of us are doing additional fun activities in Guatemala and staying as late as Monday, May 18).
 
Authentic experience:
Even though this is in a remote area, this will be an amazing, authentic and rewarding experience.  Our Casa Colibrí clinic in Guatemala was first developed by Dr. Jay and Linda Eastman of the Rochester Rotary Club.  In November 2014, I had the privilege of helping install our telemedicine system at the clinic. Within a matter of hours there, I fell in love with the area and the wonderful indigenous peoples that live there. I have been back 7 times now and am always willing to go again. Our Casa Colibrí health clinic is based out of Nuevo Edén, a small village outside of Barillas in the Guatemala state Huehuetenango. You can locate the Casa Colibrí medical clinic by typing "N 15 59.552 W 91 16.795" into Google Maps and switch to satellite view to see the clini
Contact:
Gerry Jackson, PDG