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New Year, New Burst of Enthusiasm


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Jackson began an an e-mail today by asking how our New Year festivities were and than wrote, “The new year is great from my end. Busy with game drives with beautiful and clear views of Kilimanjaro mount.”

I am especially excited because of the hope 2012 brings.  Steve King and several members of District 7620 Rotary hope to visit Oltorotua, finalize details with Catherine Tomno and other officers of the Kakuru-Great Rift Valley Rotary Club, and make final preparations for well drilling and locating latrines.  Then Jackson hopes to return with Steve and spend 10 days in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area.  I have several speaking engagements tentatively lined up for him and, of course, he will speak at several Rotary Clubs.  Then, next summer, Carl and I and some members of our family and friends hope to visit Kenya, with a special visit to Oltorotua!

Much can get in the way of the best laid schemes of mice and men, to paraphrase the Scottish poet Robert Burns, but it is bound to be an exciting year.  I look forward to seeing that view of Kilimanjaro and pumping a bucket of water at an Oltorotua well. Plus visiting Kenyan friends I have made over the years.

May all of you have high hopes for 2012 — and may they happen!

 

 

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