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15 December 2016: Last day for early-registration discount ($340 Rotarians/$70 Rotaractors)
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The Moorpark Morning Rotary Club recently completed a very successful Moorpark Beer Festival.
I have been overwhelmed by the response to the $26.50 challenge from Rotary clubs throughout District 5240. Once again, you – the Rotarians in our district – are showing that you are leaders and innovators who are enabling our Rotary Foundation to do good in the world for the next hundred years. Several clubs have already met the challenge. I look forward to recognizing those clubs and the many that will join them in the next several weeks for this remarkable accomplishment.
Club maintains connections with Rainforest Clinic
Ventura, CA - The Downtown Rotary Club led by President Betsy Chess, announced the second year of continued support of the remote medical clinic in central Guatemala. The club’s International Services team is being supported this year by assistant director Marty Armstrong and member Joe Schaaf. They will be transporting club donated medical supplies and equipment to a medical clinic in the small rural town of Santo Tomas la Union, Suchitepequez, Guatemala located 3.5 hours west of Guatemala City. The team will be heading to the clinic Sept 23rd-26th and look forward to sharing with our fellow Rotarians the journal of our travels and how Ventura Rotarians are making a difference in rural Central America.
The clinic is run by an American physician, Zachary Self, MD, who completed his medical school at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN and his residency training at the Ventura Family Medicine Residency in Ventura, CA. The clinic’s doors opened in 2015 and begin providing a preferential option of accessible high quality modern healthcare to the region.
The Rotary Club of Jaguariuna covered the equipment with our help via the MG, their Foundation covers the building, and the local business partners they lined up cover the teacher's salaries. This school is top notch and is considered much better than the public school for both teachers (who are paid better) and computers (which we helped supply).