Rotary Theme 2015-2016
Be a gift to the world
K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran - President, Rotary International
Leah Reich - District Governor District 5150
Warren Dale - President, Rotary Club of Peninsula Sunrise
Projects on tap for our 2015-2016 year
"The little club that does", Peninsula Sunrise Rotary in Redwood City, California hopes to once again tackle an outrageous amount of projects in 2015-2016. We kicked off the year with the installation of a Sunspring water purification unit in Mexico from July 2-8?. Next up a project to help seniors. We will put together 100 emergency go bags for seniors to have on hand for that unfortunate, but inevitable, emergency.
Once we get into month three through twelve of the Rotary year, we hope to throw one big unforgettable Irish Night in March, team up with San Mateo Credit Union and the Portola Valley/Woodside Club to help Rebuilding Together, make breakfast for Casa de Redwood, give away a lot of money in community grants, distribute some dictionaries and that is just the beginning.
Whew! We have not yet let you know all the plans that our foundation, H2OpenDoors, has for installations of water purification systems around the world.
We could use a few more hands to help pull all this off. Please come try a meeting on Tuesday!
The PSR Foundation, H2OpenDoors, and Peninsula Sunrise Rotarians give even more Clean Water
July 3, 2015 San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
This expedition to Mexico with 25 students, friends and family has been the most soulful yet. Our projects at CRISMA, the magical rehab center of kids and adults with mental and physical disabilities ranged from helping in pool therapy, to painting, gardening and installing a SunSpring system. Vamos Mexico Foundation will be selling the drinking water to support the center, raising $250,000 per year once fully operational. Imagine how many places in the world where the poorest people are suffering from lack of safe water, forced to buy bottled water they can't afford, and see their social services crumbling. An H2OpenDoors project can provide a social business they can run, providing water and a way to lift themselves out of poverty. Go to H2OpenDoors.org and spread the news!
H2OpenDoors was launched in November of 2012 at the inaugural CWENCH Party in San Carlos, CA. At that event, H2OpenDoors raised well over $100,000 to provide water purification units for several countries. We have installed water purification technology in Thailand, the Phillipines, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala (District 5170) and have big plans once again for the 2015-2016 year.
Check out our video of our trip to Mexico in September 2014.
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.