Update on Oltorotua Wells from Fredericktowne Rotarians Who Visited

Yesterday evening I heard an excellent and fun presentation Deb Morrone and Tim Winter of the Fredericktowne Rotary made about their trip to Oltorotua. Since only one borehole yielded water, work is continuing to supply water from that one ample flow to all the compounds in the village. Tim wrote a request, which we hope […]

Photos–Fredericktowne (MD) Rotarians Visit Oltorotua

Jackson just sent these photos of Tim Winter and Deb Morrone on their visit this past week to Oltorotua.

The villagers welcomed Tim and Deb. Both members of the Fredericktowne Rotary had tea in Jackson’s house with him and his wife Susan. Debbie and the village women made speeches and chatted and met with the […]

Well Funding Complete!

YEA! I just got an e-mail from Tim Winter, a Fredericktowne Rotarian who is handling the grant process, that the final funds will soon be allocated and the project will actually begin very soon.

The Rotary Foundation will not allow a project to start until they have received all funds from contributors. Sounds like a […]

Contributions to Oltorotua wells through UU Congregation of Frederick

The UUCF treasurer, Janice Schlepp, e-mailed us that the collection from the congregation was more than I initially thought. Which is why I was a teacher and not an accountant. Janice wrote that a check to Rotary will go into Monday’s mail:

The amount of the check I wrote today to the Fredericktowne Rotary Club […]

What Grant Approval by The Rotary Foundation Means & Thanks to You

Digging Wells for Oltorotua

The approval of the grant by The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is a huge step forward. It means that three wells will be dug and the villagers will be provided hygiene training, to take advantage of the health benefits from clean water. It also means the Nakuru-Great Rift Valley (GRV) Rotary Club […]

Can a well in Kenya move?

Sort of a trick question and yes, I admit, it’s a pretty weak one! A well can’t travel but an application to dig one can. Steve King, with whom Jackson and I have been in frequent contact since he took on the job of writing the grant for the Oltorotua Clean Water and Sanitation Project […]

Closer to Digging the Wells

Yesterday Steve King, water & sanitation guru par excellence, and I met with Tim Winter of the Fredericktowne Rotary. Steve filled in Tim, who will now honcho the Oltorotua Water & Sanitation project, about the status of the grant application. The bad news is that, with new budget projections, we now need $41,619.00 for Phase […]

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! […]

More News! More Photos!


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Thursday was an exciting day. Steve King, newly returned from Kenya, arrived about 3 p.m. to show Carl and me photos and videos he took at Oltorotua. In the videos Jackson translated back and forth. Steve feels very confident, even though it’s about 150 miles — a sometimes bumpy, 5 hour trip — between Nakuru […]

Frederick Rotary's 3rd Annual World Peace & Understanding Day


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The four Rotary clubs of Frederick, MD, are sponsoring a 3rd Annual World Peace & Understanding Day on February 23, 5-7 p.m. at the Weinberg Center, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Free and open to the public. Complimentary International Hors d’oeuvres by the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Institute at Frederick Community College. If you are […]