Contribution from Lexington Park Rotary Club


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Good news this morning! Steve King e-mailed me that the Lexington Park Rotary Club will contribute a very generous $3,000. He is hopeful that contributions from Rotary Clubs and individuals will allow digging to begin by February 2012. We are counting partly on Rotary contributions, partly on individual contributions for both phases:

• Phase 1: […]

Need a Speaker for Your Class or Group?


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Do you need a speaker for your organization or club? Are you a teacher or PTA member in the Metro DC/MD/VA area, Adams and York counties in PA? For a tax-deductible contribution to the Oltorotua Clean Water and Sanitation Project, I’ll speak to your group. I’ll wear the Maasai outfit and jewelry Jackson’s family gave […]

Drought in the Mara


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I received an e-mail from friend Peter Liech. He wrote: “I am just from the Mara. It is very dry. I passed near Jackson’s home, and things are not any better. If it doesn’t rain, the situation in the Mara will be so bad.”

Even when we in the US experience droughts, we can still […]

Thank you, Fredericktowne Rotary Club


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Jambo! This Swahili word is the cheery hello said a million times daily by happy Kenyans. Today I have a special reason for wishing you a great day — my own day has had a fantastic start!

I awoke to a short e-mail forwarded by water guru and grant proposal writer Steve King from the […]

Sironka in the News


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I have known Nicholas Sironka for several years. His batik wall hangings are gorgeous. In 2008 his Maasai dance troupe, which no longer exists, danced at our church. We had a great turnout to see them and picking them up at the airport and serving dinner was great fun, and also rather complicated, since […]

Our First Presentation to a Group


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On Tuesday evening, Steve King, who wrote the grant proposal, and I spoke at a local Rotary meeting. They are seriously considering a club donation to the well and sanitation project. As Steve spoke, I noticed the group seemed very interested. It was a thrill to actually get started fund-raising and we anxiously await hearing […]

Michael Moore, My Mother, & a Well for Oltorotua


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Yes, a connection exists between Michael Moore, my mother Evelyn Bowman, who passed away July 21, and Oltorotua’s well project. We usually have to travel to Washington, DC, to hear a major speaker but Saturday evening friends Anna and Henry, and Carl and I heard Michael Moore, author, movie maker and political gadfly, speak at […]