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If you read last week’s blog about the Zone 33-34 NID team within a couple of hours of publication you would have seen the name of someone from our district,. Colleen Schafer Bonadonna of the New Kent Rotary Club, totally renamed.  That is one of the hazards of meeting a deadline, but there is no excuse, really.  Fortunately, District Rotary Foundation Chair Chuck Arnason caught it early.  Unfortunately, Colleen had already seen it, so there was no way to apologize enough to this adventurous Rotarian.

You may remember that Colleen and Cora Huitt (Bon Air) had presented an experiential India NID (National Immunization Day) colleen-at-district-conference-2016breakout at the District Conference in September.  We can still remember the saris and the smells of the incense, sandalwood, and tea. Colleen is on the right in the blue sari. No one walked out of the breakout without a visceral sense of the challenges faced and the work accomplished by those with the commitment to actually take such a journey.


Colleen & Dianna

The team continues in their immunization work and are posting great stories and photos both through the team’s blog and through individual facebook pages.  Our 7600 members on this journey are Past District Governor Stephen Beer (Innsbrook), Dianna M. Waters of the Brandermill club and Colleen Schafer Bonadonna of New Kent.


Most of us will never have the excitement and satisfaction of serving on a National Immunization Day project in another country, but we can learn so much from the images and information that these dedicated Rotarians are sharing with us.

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