//
Club Officers

President :
Freda Brazier
Fbrazier@rotary.Vegas

Secretary
Louisa Mendoza
Lmendoza@rotary.vegas

Treasurer
Sharon Spann
Sspann@Rotary.vegas

Foundation Director
Robert Hellriegel
Rh@Rotary.vegas

President Elect 2017/2018
Gary Harlon
GH@Rotary.vegas

New direct contact number:
Mobile

929-3 ROTARY AKA
929-376-8279

Email the Las Vegas Centeral Rotary club

info@Rotary.Vegas

President’s Message for the week of March 9 2016 from Your President, Freda Brazier

President’s Message
March is Rotary Water and Sanitation Month. Rotary is committed to creating healthier communities by supplying clean water and sanitation facilities. Can you imagine turning on your water in the morning and having brown water come out of the tap? There are 748 million people around the world that don’t have clean drinking water. In addition, there are 2.5 billion people that don’t have access to improved sanitation. In 2014 Rotary International joined with ONE DROP in the 2020 Water Partnership. The aim of this partnership is to expand access to clean water and sanitation around the world. Rotary is one of the world’s largest investors. Among other locations, ONE DROP went to Burkina Faso because half of its population survives on less than $1.25/day. Over the years, several water and sanitation projects were completed around the world but it was discovered that after the project was completed and the workers left the area, the projects fell into disrepair as no one knew how to maintain the equipment. Now Water Users associations and Water Point committees are in place in these communities to ensure the sound handling of the infrastructures. Most people are not suffering from water-related diseases anymore in Burkina Faso. Also, now that the women don’t have to travel so far to get water, they have more time to do domestic work. Life in these communities is more pleasant now.
The Las Vegas-Central Rotary Club has made donations to ONE DROP for the last two years. We are only able to make these donations if we raise enough funds every year. Tom will be starting his year as President on July 1, 2016, and has many good ideas for new projects for our club as well as some of our old projects. We need members to serve on our fundraising committee and to participate in our fundraisers to ensure that he can commit to these projects. Please volunteer.

image

image

image

image

image

image

Comments are closed.

Archives
Slideshow