A quest for international service led to my Rotary moment

22 Dec

Service in Action

By Jerry Kallman, Past President of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA

When I first served as president of the Rotary Club of Ridgewood in 2008, I sought out an international service project to complement the several community service activities our club traditionally supported.  During that year’s District Conference, I learned the Rotary Club of Maywood, also in New Jersey, was supporting a school in the Maasai Mara Reserve of southern Kenya.  My wife Lorraine and I joined the club’s annual visit to Kenya, with the intention of emulating their experiences while seeking out a school of our own to support.

In Kenya we found the Kishermoruak Primary School. After an informational meeting and learning session with the head teacher, who had never heard of Rotary, we agreed to a partnership.  We drew up a wish list of project ideas based on community needs and as they say…

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