Melissa Rotary Club
Week of January 22nd 2024

Volume 2024 | Issue 4

Theme of the month is: Vocational Service

Evening Meeting 7:00 to 8:30
Desserts by Jesse H
Invocation by Judy D
Pledge by Jackie T
4 Way Test by Eric S
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 845 4615 4852
Passcode: 822806
Participants should park in the back lot northeast of the Melissa ISD headquarters buildings.
Bring a friend or two
On, January 25th, at 7pm, our "Rotary at Night" community program is for all those interested in global efforts to provide water and sanitation to the impoverished.
Rotarians Pete, (president), and Sharon Crean, (CEO), started Beyond Water in 2007 while they were living in Sydney, Australia. They are passionate about alleviating poverty across East Africa through the provision of safe, clean, drinking water, and sanitation facilities.
In 2012 they moved to Nairobi, Kenya, where they have spent the last 11 years building a team of nationals to facilitate the growing work of Beyond Water, in schools, medical clinics, and remote communities. They now have teams in New Zealand, Australia, the US, and Kenya to help fight water poverty.
To date, they assist over 240,000 people daily with clean water and sanitation facilities.
The Creans have been married for 35 years and have two grown daughters (Liz who is with them in Kenya), a son-in-law, and four grandchildren, based in Queensland

Save the date:
Feb 1st           Morning Business Meeting
Feb 8th           Lunch Meeting – Jake McMillen, Rough Riders and Chili Cookoff
Feb 15th           Morning Business Meeting
Feb 22nd           Evening Meeting – Larry Offerdahl, Coin Collecting
Last week's actions
Last week we held a Business meeting with reports from the committees.
- Flag Lease Project           - Membership
- Youth/Next Generation    
We voted to admit Dawn Kelly to membership and we heard from Dave McSpadden - "The Blessings of Rotary"
Dave McSpadden spoke about the "Blessings of Rotary" and spoke about Rotary global grants.
He will provide information about how the Rotary Club of Waxahachie, with the assistance of Rotary District 5810, put together a global grant of $67,200 for the purchase of a fully equipped ambulance for Hearts of Hope Women's Hospital located in Migori, Kenya. Jesse H has challenged the club to match up to $2,000 to support this Global Grant effort.
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