INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2015

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There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 34,000 clubs doing good all over the world. This network of clubs makes up Rotary International.

Rotary International has clubs in 200 countries and it promotes service in developing countries to aid people in those countries whose educational and work opportunities are severely limited. RI encourages clubs to develop and implement projects that will help improve and enrich the lives of people living in these developing countries. Some of the ways that is done is by looking for opportunities through other clubs or by members who travel to other countries and see a need that can be helped by partnering with a local Rotary club in that country.

We are proud to have a member of our club going on an upcoming Rotary trip that will take Rotarians too the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) to participate in a polio immunization exercise, attend the 10th Annual West Africa Project Fair, and engage in a hands-on work project.

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We plan to develop future projects that will allow more travel and hands on effort from members.

The Hillsboro Rotary is active in partnering with other local clubs on their projects . Our past projects are many and include:

  • Donating $1000 to Beaverton Rotary Club to send textbooks that we also helped to collect, to Uganda.
  • Partnered with Beaverton Rotary Club to collect and send 40,000 lbs. of textbooks to the Philippines.
  • $1000 dollar donation to Beaverton Rotary Club to help on a Global Grant to provide seeds and plants and training to women in Uganda to grow better crops thus helping them become more self-sufficient.
  • $1000 donation to Portland Rotary Club to help train community nurses and midwives in Fiji
  • $1000 donation to partner with Lake Oswego Rotary Club to help build a stove plant in Guatemala that will build affordable, cleaner burning, safer stoves that will prevent childhood deaths and injuries from primitive smoky, hot, three stone cooking fires in homes.
  • The Hillsboro Cotary Club has also just completed a Matching Grant project to provide clean water to two villages in Peru on the Amazon River.  This was done by writing a Grant request and with donations of funds from our club and 3 other clubs. We were able to get a total $50,000  with matching money from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) to complete the project and provide clean water to approximately 5000 residents in two villages.