Monday, November 5, 2012

We had a fascinating program presented by Dr. Cathy Fitzgerald, Senior Engineer at The Planning Center/DC&E.  Dr. Fitzgerald works with hydrology student volunteers from the University of Nevada Reno’s Student Association for International Water Issues (SAIWI, pronounced ‘Say-wee’) in keeping with their mission implement sustainable water projects that educate and empower communities, while also providing hands-on international experiences to student volunteers.  Quincy Rotary contributes annually to this program.

Dr. Fitzgerald was joined by SAIWI president, Scott Fennema as they demonstrated with pictures the drilling of water wells in Kenya using a very simple method of drilling with local human power and simple mechanics and tools that can be easily obtained locally.  The system can be used by villagers to drill future wells themselves.   In a separate project in Guatemala, the volunteers helped to build a water distribution system that would enable villagers to access water without ‘draining’ the well and to install local sanitation stations.

A special Paul Harris recognition was made to Marilynn Britton in memory of her husband, Lloyd Britton.  Lloyd is remembered as an active member of Rotary who was working toward his second Paul Harris Award at the time of his death.   Mrs. Britton was so inspired she made and additional donation of $250 to the SAIWI water projects.  Gary was honored with a Paul Harris Recognition and was very happy with his new medallion. Way to go Gary!!

 

We collected $1,080 at the Polio drive by flu shot donations in shake down alley. We have met our $2,000 pledge with the district pledging another $1,000 in our clubs name.

Fines included:

Birthdays: Suzan, John Sheehan, Andy, John Breaux, Ken Barnard

Anniversaries Celebrated:  None

Membership Anniversary: Fred 39 years, Toni 3 years, Dwight 1 year, Suzan 1 year

Missing bell fines were extracted from “Nobody”. Nobody had any new information about his whereabouts. I think we should interrogate “Nobody”

 

Reminders:

Thanks for helping with the Thanksgiving meal delivery.  Toni will have the meals ready to pick up on November 21 at 4 PM.

 

 

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