Rotary Club of Forest Acres- Our speaker, Walter Hughes was introduced by Anna Mathews. Both are Rotary members and humanitarians on their own right. Walter carries out service beyond himself especially in Africa. His mission started in Ghana, West Africa. He stressed, people need water because they are thirsty. He has taken part in bringing clean water too many villages with wells that were dug and are maintained through grants and micro loans. Once people have clean water they need to be educated in sewage treatment and hygiene. He has been instrumental in building toilets and educating the population in different forms of sanitation needed to prevent illness and parasites.The children are also in need of education. They are hungry to learn. So, seeing this need he has been instrumental in bringing school buildings to the area. There has been a school built by district 7770 . The school now needs chairs, desks, tables, and books. It was brought to the Club’s attention that this is one of the missions of Rotary.
We are offering a Discover Rotary meeting on January 27 at 11:30 for prospective members.