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Hotel Real de Chapala
Paseo del Prado # 20,
La Floresta
Ajijic, Jalisco  45920
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Rising Stars Scholarship Dinner
Scholarship Fundraising Dinner
March 1, 2019
Instituto Tecnologico Mario Molino - Chapala (TMM)
Libramiento Chapala-Ajijic #200
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By Rotary Service and Engagement
According to UNHCR, 44,400 people a day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Below are some examples of Rotary members taking action:
The Rotary Club of West Naujan and Calapan in the Philippines supported the Department of Education’s program to provide assistance to Muslim children in the region. The Muslim community in Calapan City often feel marginalized due to their religion. The club put together envelopes filled with educational materials and supplies to give to students to support their Arabic language classes. Club members listened to their stories about being treated differently. The children were thankful that the club members supported their culture and wanted to learn more about them.
The Rotaract Club of Mount Aureol in Sierra Leone wanted to address the corruption in their country that has led to poverty. The group organized “National Youth Engagement,” a conference aimed at youth focusing on three themes: Corruption, Rule of Law and Governance. The conference offered various speakers and panelists and was well attended by students and youth groups.
The Rotary Club of Ner Chowk partnered with Sehyog, a special children’s home in India, to organize a fitness camp with a selection of winter games for children with special needs. Two children from Sehyog went onto the Special Olympics, representing India in Austria and Korea, and won Bronze medals.
During February, Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month, build peace and mitigate conflict. Below are some resources to help you get started.
In my travels over the past year, I've visited many strong, vibrant clubs and districts that are transforming their communities. When I attend their meetings, I can feel the energy. When I meet their members, I can see they are people of action. And when I look at their communities, I can recognize the impact of their work.
I've also visited communities with Rotary clubs that were hardly more than social clubs. It shouldn't ever be that way. Fortunately, there's a simple approach that I believe can help revitalize any club.
I'd like to challenge every Rotary club to come up with at least one high-impact service project. Each club already has the potential, the resources, to make it happen. It has the power to change people's lives — completely.
It doesn't take millions of dollars. One of the most transformational projects I've been a part of involved providing a Jeep to a group of midwives in Haiti. We had asked the midwives what we could do for them, and they told us they needed a way to reach expectant mothers in a remote part of the country. We supplied a Jeep, painted it pink, and put the Rotary logo on it. Three years later, we went back to see how they were doing. They were excited by the outcomes: They told us that the mortality rate for mothers and infants in that region had dropped by 50 percent.
That's what I call transformational service.
On Thursday, January 24, Scholarship Project Manager Chuck Doucet and Mac Whyte, Service Projects Chair met with Lucy Sotelo & Anel Mendoza Padilla Guadalajara Prep located in Chapala.  The primary purpose of meeting with Lucy, who is the school representative for our scholarship project,  was to make sure that RCOA and the school were in agreement as to the RCOA commitment, funding and the role of the school.  The RCOA Scholarship Project at Guadalajara Prep in Chapala/includes students at Mezcala site.
Currently, the funding of the 27 students receiving scholarships is primarily from private donors. RCOA then pay’s the cost of 27 scholarships, 32,400.0 each semester, with the funds provided by the donors. A goal of RCOA in the future is to reach out to US and Canadian clubs to gather more funding, to enhance the sustainability of the scholarship project.
District 4140 held a workshop for the Development of Projects.  The focus was on the presentation of your project to the
Rotary Foundation.  Excellent event congratulations to the exhibitors Oscar Montano Rafael Palacios Serratos
Bertha Sanchez and the moderator Arturo Ruiz Negus Gob Dist ;  his leadership was an inspiration to all
the Rotarians who attended.
Clubs are ready to move forward in preparing for the project fair from March 28th to 31st.  
Mac Whyte, Service Project Chair and Don Edgerton, Club Administrator of the Rotary Club of Ajijic attended the Workshop.   
February 2019
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