Rotary Theme 2014-2015
Light Up Rotary
Gary C.K.Huang - President, Rotary International
Christanne.J.Gallagher - District Governor District 5150
Andy Frisch - President, Rotary Club of Peninsula Sunrise
Projects Accomplished during our 2014-2015 year
"The little club that does", Peninsula Sunrise Rotary in Redwood City, California has accomplished a staggering amount of projects in 2014-2015. From throwing our annual Irish Night, helping out with Rebuilding Together at the Catholic Worker House, or making breakfast for Casa de Redwood. Add to that the installation of numerous water purification systems in Mexico and Guatemala, as well as our upcoming installation in quake affected Nepal, this small club of 27 will celebrate this year at its annual debunking party in June.
The year, so far, has been most excellent and very rewarding!
The PSR Foundation, H2OpenDoors, and Peninsula Sunrise Rotarians give Clean Water
September 1, 2014 Cuidad Guzman, Mexico
Peninsula Sunrise Rotary, along with students from Redwood High and Woodside High finished the installation and training for a Sunspring water purification systems at a community center. This unit is producing a total of over 18,000 liters of pure, safe drinking water from contaminated water sources each day.
Launched in November of 2012 at the inaugural CWENCH Party in San Carlos, CA, H2OpenDoors raised well over $100,000 to provide water purification units to several countries. Accompanying the installation team to Mexico were students from Woodside High Green Academy and Redwood High REAL program. We culminated the installation with a trip to Centro Fox near Guanajuato, Mexico. Just check out our video of our trip to Mexico.
This year, over 3.5 million people will die of waterborne disease, mostly children. H2OpenDoors recognizes that there is an abundant supply of contaminated and polluted water, and with the right technology, lives can be saved and enriched. The H2OpenDoors model includes a ten-year commitment from Rotary club partners, along with health assessments, and the establishment of a village-run water business to create revenue from surplus water production.