11 May 2015 — Shelterbox, Helping In Nepal

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IMPORTANT DATES

SUNDAY, MAY 31 — 12:30pm to 2:00pmOur FOURTH SUNDAY — BUT ON THE FIFTH SUNDAY (to avoid Memorial Day weekend) meeting for May! Special Guest Speaker: visiting Rotary Youth Exchange student Joao Victor Gomes Santos. We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  (Meeting reminders: Inspiration, open for now; Pledge, Brenda; Four-Way Test, Natalia; Rotary Minute, Brenda; don’t be surprised if someone else ends up with the Pledge…)

 

ROTARY E-WARENESS CAMPAIGN, MAY 2015: LUPUS

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This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about lupus.  Throughout the month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Members.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about. Click here to visit the Campaign page.

 

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM

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As Shelterbox was created by one Rotarian–Tom Henderson, int he UK–with an idea.  When a crisis strikes anywhere in the world, frequently Shelterbox is among the first aid to arrive, in part because while everything else goes through government channels, Shelterbox works with the Rotarians in the affected areas who can assist with getting aid to where it is needed, not piled up at an airport.

Shelterbox is in motion helping people in Nepal in the aftermath of the earthquake of April 25.  This week’s program provides some links to show what they’re doing right now, on the ground in the affected areas.  We also have a link to the CNN Heroes presentation, from a few years ago, about Tom Henderson.

Also, if you have not seen our tour of a real Shelterbox, given by the late Jim Dyer, then DGE for District 5280, now is the time for you to see what’s in a Shelterbox and how it saves lives.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2015/05/05/with-millions-displaced-shelterbox-has-essential-relief-for-nepal/

http://www.shelterbox.org/news_global.php?id=1352

http://shelterboxusa.org/about.php?page=119

http://www.rotaryeclubgreatersfv.org/programs/9-january-2012-dgn-jim-dyer-shelterbox-tour/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/09/05/heroes.henderson/

 

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2 responses to 11 May 2015 — Shelterbox, Helping In Nepal

  1. This program couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s great that a fellow Rotarian came up with such an incredible idea for housing displaced people. So simple yet so effective!!

  2. Yoko said on May 31, 2015

    Help is always much needed around the world.

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