As we enter the Holiday Season and 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to count our blessings and recall what we are thankful for during 2016. I am thankful that through a Global Grant the district was able to purchase, ship, and install all needed equipment to create a permanent pediatric cardiac unit in Ruth Paz Hospital in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The unit included a pediatric cardiac ward, operating room, and ICU. Through a Vocational Training Team (VTT) effort we were able to train local health workers to run the pediatric cardiac unit year-round.
I am thankful that we could send over $138,000.00 to clubs in our district in the form of district grants. That amount was matched by over $200,000.00 from other sources to make a major impact on the communities in our district. We were able to build a playground, renovate a park, provide free eye exams to underprivileged children, and so much more.
I am thankful for the generous Rotarians in District 7600 who provided the funds for these projects through their contributions to the Annual Fund. This year’s giving is 20% higher than the same time last year. This will mean more available funds in the years to come to do good in the world.
Yes, I am thankful that I was asked to be a Rotarian. It has changed my life! What are you thankful for?