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Shelterbox update 6 July 2017 Philippines earthquake

Shelterbox and Rotary are on standby to assist after the reported earthquake in the Phililppines on 6 July 2017. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, the 6.9 magnitude earthquake centered eight kilometers southwest of Jaro town on Leyte Island (11.16°N, 124.71°E - 008 km S 67° W of Jaro). Intensity 5 tremors were felt in Tacloban City, Palo, Leyte and Cebu Ci...
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Breakfast Clubs Together!

Our intrepid President Elect, Mike Welsh, has once again been forging International Relations in Rotary. On a recent visit back out to Kenya, Mike was able to visit the newly formed Rotary Club of Nairobi Parklands, which is a breakfast club like our own. The above picture shows Mike with the Nairobi Parklands President Ken Agwaro. In addition to our existing relationships with clubs in Keny...
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Educating Kenya

 Our speaker at this week's meeting was Cliff Evans from the Rotary Club of Devizes. As well as being the Youth Co-ordinator for his club, Cliff has spent a large part of the last few years establishing and running the Kileva Foundation, which aims to provide education for children in the region of the town of Voi in the south east of the country. Cliff's efforts are remarkable, starting fro...
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Old Town Globetrotters!!

 Five members of Swindon Old Town Rotary Club are part of a group of 15 people who have travelled out to Kenya for a week and a half. One of the cornerstones of the trip is a visit to the Desai Memorial School south of Nairobi, which received funding from the club several years ago and has received further regular support since. It is now the subject of a major fundraising exercise that the club ...
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Out to Africa

We were delighted to welcome Anna Merrifield to our meeting this week, who will be going on an extended visit to Tanzania later this year with a Raleigh International Volunteer Group as part of a Department for International Development-organised event aimed at ensuring clean water supplies. She does not yet know exactly where she will be located during the 10 weeks that she will be away but it...
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