Posted on Apr 27, 2018
Jack’s PARENTS joined us!
Jack’s PARENTS joined us!

New member Debbie Broughton

New member Debbie BroughtonDebbie Broughton (sponsored by Margene Smaaladen) was inducted into the club! Welcome, Red Badge Debbie! 

 

 

Review: International Services Committee

Brenda WallBrenda Wall shared how the ISC spent $22k on worthy causes worldwide, including a hydrotherapy pool in Ethiopia, Guatemala Safe Stoves project, schools in Burkina Faso, Etta projects (dry composting toilets in Bolivia), Disaster Aid Canada, Side by Side, Days for Girls for Syrian Refugees in Jordan, and more! ISC had a very successful fundraiser this year, raising $53k for Side by Side for projects in S. Africa. 
 

Check presented to Poulsbo’s Days for Girls

Check presented to Poulsbo’s Days for GirlsBrenda Wall presented a $4k check to Shirley Wilder for Poulsbo’s Days for Girls to send 400 hygiene kits to Syrian Refugees in Jordan.

 
 

Important UPCOMING Club Events 

• Viking Tour May 20!! 
• Opportunities for hosting couples from Friendship Exchanges — see Steve Garfein 
• Jack Archer’s memorial will be June 16. Details to be determined. 
 

Wendell Verduin and Kim Sellick on Side by Side’s Game Changer for Girls

Wendell Verduin and Kim Sellick on Side by Side’s Game ChWendell Verduin and Kim Sellick on Side by Side’s Game Changer for GirlsWendell began by thanking the club for ISC’s fundraiser that raised $53K for Side by Side’s Game-changer for Girls program, which provides hygiene kits, education, and micro-enterprise opportunities for women and girls in South Africa. Wendell then introduced Kim, an expert in working with start-ups and micro-enterprises, who went to South Africa with Side by Side earlier in the month. He showed a short video and a power point which showed how they were able to create jobs for eight people — empowering women with sewing kits to make the hygiene kits to sell in country. At this time it remains heavily subsidized, but the goal is for selfinitiating and self-sustaining sewing centers in country that can maintain an income stream by selling the kits to churches, school districts, and non-profits. He stressed how it was important to not impose a Western business model. Days for Girls trained the sewists, and offered product support, while Side by Side offered financial resources, along with a strong education component.
 
EMPOWER A WOMAN = EMPOWER A NATION