Matt Damon's Waterworks

Thanks to friend Clare Crawford-Mason who pointed me to a great article by Ruth Marcus in the April 19 Opinions blog of the Washington Post. She talks about how Matt Damon got involved in the issue of water equity in Africa:

“Damon became hooked on the issue during a visit to Zambia in 2006. He […]

State Department 2 - Jackson 0

I received a quick response from Kari Snyder. Dr. Bartlett is lucky to have such an efficient, competent person as Kari, but I was disappointed in what Mr. Schultz told her.

Mrs. Bowman-Kruhm,

I spoke with Mr. Schultz, the congressional liaison at the State Department in DC, and he informed me that Jackson Liaram was […]

Jackson's visit to U.S.

Since Jackson Liaram will not be visiting us this month, I am sadly canceling the scheduled events. Jackson was turned down for a visa a second time. He received a message of 214(b), which means he did not convince the consular that his visit was going to be temporary. I find this amazing because officers […]

Bad Day but Hopeful about Tomorrow!

Jackson was turned down for a U.S. visa in March despite having the paperwork we thought was needed. He re-applied and Steve King worked hard to send the U.S. Embassy a very strong support letter signed by members of the district Rotary clubs supporting the well/sanitation project. Jackson and I arranged that he would text […]

Another Rotary Club Joins Us!

Steve King e-mailed me that Mike Hammond, Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Prince Frederick, MD, called to report that his club approved funding and is joining our project. That makes four clubs in District 7620: Lexington Park, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick in southern Maryland and Fredericktowne in mid-Maryland.

Thanks so very much Prince Frederick! […]