Posted on Feb 10, 2020
Good day,
Here is an opportunity for you to give a happy dollar at your next club meeting celebrating the great ways our Foundation dollars are being spent.
In 2015 we sent a team of 6 Rotarians led by David Kitchen of the Yarmouth Rotary Club to Bulgaria on an International Outreach visit. We then hosted a team of 5 Bulgarian Rotarians here. As a result of the close relationships formed, our District and Bulgaria collaborated on a Global grant entitled "Life is Born in Petrich." It involved updating neonatal care for preterm newborns and providing equipment for prenatal treatment and monitoring for early diagnosis prevention.
The total budget of the project was $75,273. Six of our clubs (Yarmouth, South Berwick-Eliot, South Portland-Cape Elizabeth,  Sanford-Springvale, Saco Bay Sunset, and Portsmouth) provided $7,714 and it was match with $7,714 of our District Designated Funds. The project is completed and the new wing opened. David Kitchen was invited to Bulgaria to share in the celebration. The night before the opening a baby was saved because of the new equipment and a set of twins was born.
Thank every member of your club who donates to the Foundation.
Lawrence K. Furbish

District 7780 Foundation Chair