At the meeting, Heather Schomaker, Director of Outreach for the Wheelchair Foundation described the work of the Foundation, which was founded by Ken Behring, the developer of Blackhawk.  Heather explained that the Foundation works in schools as well as how Rotarians can be involved in the work.  The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one.   For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Independence.  The three goals of the Foundation are (1) raise awareness; (2) to sensitize students and teacher; and (3) to raise money for wheelchairs ($150 per chair).  The Wheelchair Foundation is District 5170 International Project for the years. The Foundation leads trips each year to provide wheelchairs.  There will be three Rotary trips this year. Click here for additional information regarding the Foundation.  Click here to watch Heather's compelling presentation and here to access her slide presentation.

Rotarian Carol Bigelow reminded members and guests that the Club is currently collecting can food or cash in lieu of canned food for Ruby's Place.  Please bring the canned food to any lunch meeting.  Click here to watch Carol describe how Rotarians can respond to the need of the hungry in the community.

One step on the path to earning a Blue Badge, every Rotarian shares his/her personal and professional background at a Club meeting.  Today, the Club heard from Michael Lin.  Click here to watch his presentation.

President Dwight Perry presented Obse Lubo with her Paul Harris Fellow and recognized her for her outstanding work on the Breathing for Life (BFL) Project to install an oxygen generator at Nejo Hospital in Ethiopia. The BFL Project was officially dedicated on October 21, 2021.  Members should check their email for photos.  Additional details and photos from the dedication will be posted on this page soon. 

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