• Winner: WINNER
  • Rotary Year: 2012-2013
  • Award Category: International Service
  • Club NameSalem
  • Member First NameJeffrey
  • Address: 
    P.O. Box 5
    Salem, VA 24153
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  • Email: jeff@vandorenlaw.com
  • Brief Description: 
    • Clean Water Project in Haiti
    • OMNI School in Zambia
    • Ahala/Codeni Street Children’s Project in Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Shelter Box
    • District Wheelchair Project
    • Canes and school supplies in Philippines
    • Outbound Youth Exchangee
    • GSE
    • Students to World Affairs Seminar in Whitewater, WI
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    The Club raised money to support the above projects. 100% percent of Club members participated in fundraising. In addition, two members went to Haiti to work with the project (one as project director and the other as a consulting engineer) and one member worked with the construction of the school in Zambia, writing and overseeing a third Rotary Foundation grant for that project. Three members wrote the grant application for the Ahala-Codeni project. Another member chairs the District Wheelchair project. Six members hosted GSE team members from Italy.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    The benefits of the projects and activities include:
    • Improved health
    • Decrease in deaths
    • Improved education and learning
    • Decrease in numbers who have to beg for subsistence
    • Improved and expanded world view
    • Increased knowledge of new communication technologies and their impact on the world
    • Peace Through Service