News for Q3 2016

Mexican Mission to Puruandiro, Michoacán

Mission Details

Final planning for RCI’s tenth mission and first to Mexico is almost complete. the Rotary Clubs of Toledo ($5000) and Sylvania ($1000.00) are financially supporting the mission. Additional funding is a $1000 grant from MESA and a District Grant. The Rotary Club of Puruándiro Purepecho is responsible for the container once it arrives at the Port of Lazaro Cardenas.

The mission dates are November 17 to the 28th. The mission team is composed of three education professionals who are fluent in Spanish, and the Project Coordinator… Mel Honig.

We still have room for any Rotarian(s) who would like to join the Mission Team. We all arrive in Guadalajara for a short drive to Puruándiro. The Rotary Club of Puruándiro will be hosting us as well as joining us on the mission as we open resource centers in 16 preschool classrooms.

Introducing the Mexico Mission Team

Preschool Educators:

Elana Honig Juarez; fluent in Spanish will be going on her 5th mission. Elana is a specialist in music and dance education, working with preschool age children.

Elana, far right, working with Spanish speaking families during Mission 1 to Belize.

Elana, far right, working with Spanish speaking families during Mission 1 to Belize.

Eleanor (Carmen) Carillo;  fluent in Spanish has been on 3 previous missions all in the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts of Belize. Carmen previously was the Director of Preschool Education for the Ministry of Education, Orange Walk District; and most recently an Instructor of Preschool Education at the Corozal Junior College.

Carmen, (on left) chooses the schools and then follows up to insure that teachers and principals know how to use: and are using the donated equipment.

Carmen, (on left) chooses the schools and then follows up to insure that teachers and principals know how to use: and are using the donated equipment.

Technical Support

Mario Bull; also fluent in Spanish has already completed two missions in the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts of southern Belize. Mario is a school teacher in the city of Dangriga. He is competent in computer software and hardware… and will indispensible on the mission as he can solve any problem that the mission team may face.

Mario with children after setting up computers in Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District.

Mario with children after setting up computers in Punta Gorda Town, Toledo District.

Donations during the third quarter of 2016

Educational Equipment and Materials

Item Donor Expeditor Rotary Club of
Televisions/AV carts Owens Community College Andrew Timothy Sylvania
VHS Tapes Russ Wood Russ Wood Sylvania
Televisions Andrew Timothy Andrew Timothy Sylvania
Games and toys Rotary Club of Bryan/ Gary Davis Bryan/N. Baltimore
Computers Iler Network & Computing Kent Iler Elyria
Books Friends of the Library Marcy Levy/Mel Honig Sylvania
Soccer Balls Sylvania Recreation Center Chris Casper/Mel Honig Sylvania
Book Cases, TVs, VCRs Sisters of Notre Dame Sister Rita Schroeder/David Best Sylvania
Games and Toys Gail Odneal Mel Honig Sylvania
Books Books-4-Buddies Laneta Goings/Mel Honig Sylvania
School Supplies/Exercise Mats* Sam’s Club Mel Honig Sylvania
Games and Toys Denise Kohler Gail Odneal Sylvania
Computers and Computer accessories Promedica Physicians Andrew Timothy Sylvania

*Product sold at wholesale prices

Monetary

Donor Amount
Ron Mintz 50.00
Home Depot 75.00*

*Store Credit

Your donation can be here next month. Our next mission to Belize this coming March is fully funded. We now need to seek funding for our mission.