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Membership in eClub requires that each member perform Rotary Service. This can be done either for official Service Projects of the Club or for other types of Community Service. Members are required to submit their Service hours if possible each month.

Below is a list of our actual Service Projects actively supported with time and energy by members of the Club.


Last Updated: 9/1/2022

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Donate To Food Baskets for Flood Affected Families of Mirpur Khas, Sindh - Pakistan


Food Baskets for Flood Affected Families of Mirpur Khas, Sindh - Pakistan
Description:Distribution of food packages for Sindh (Pakistan)'s destitute and homeless victims of August 2022 flood. Number of beneficiary families: 150.

Proposed package to be delivered per family would include:

Wheat Flour: 20 kg
Basmati Rice: 4 kg
Cooking Oil: 2 liters
Dry Milk Powder: 1 kg
Biscuits Pack (4 packets) for Children: 5 units
Iodized Salt: 1 packet of 1 kg
Lentils (Daal): 3 kg
Matches Pack: 1
Sugar: 4 kg
Red Chili: 250g packet
Tea: 800g pack
Brown Onion: 500g
Imli - Tamarind: 250 g
Wheat Cerelac for Feeding Children: 500g pack
Bath Soaps: 2
Cloth Washing Soaps: 4

Cost per packet: $35.30
History of Involvement:The whole of the Pakistani province of Sindh have been affected by the monsoon season's severe rainfall. Agriculture is the primary source of income for the majority of people in rural areas. 90% of the crops were destroyed by floodwaters that were 2 to 6 feet high. The majority of their residences are composed of mud-thatched cottages. Most of these folks have also lost their homes as a result of sporadic rains that have been occurring since the last week of June and two intense bouts of torrential precipitation in August. They now reside on the sides of roads that are comparatively higher in level or on other areas of land that are comparatively higher in elevation. Almost all of these people are either living in tents or temporary shelters.

In the region under consideration, which is in the outskirts of Mirpur Khas, Sindh, the majority of residents do have temporary tents or plastic covers. Many people in this area—if not all—have also received mosquito nets from other NGOs. But they are experiencing food shortages. Food cannot be distributed fully by the government. Wheat stocks are often kept by rural residents for one year. Rains and flooding, meanwhile, have also wiped away their wheat stock.
As a result, they are in desperate need of food. I have personally given 120 families 1200 kg of wheat flour (10 kg per family).

I therefore propose giving food packets to some of these destitute families.

I can oversee the distribution of the food packets because I will be in Sindh, Pakistan, until the end of September.

I spoke with some local Rotarians. The Executive Director of the ARTS Foundation (NGO) (who himself is a Rotarian), the President of the Rotary Club of Mirpur Khas Central, and others.

These groups will handle the distribution of the food. They have given their consent and are ready to complete the job.
Location:Mirpur Khas, Sindh, Pakistan
Total Budget:$5295.35 USD
Amount Needed:$5295.35 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$5295.35 USD
Timeframe:Immediate: September 2022
Rotary and NGO Partners:ARTS Foundation (NGO)
Rotary Club of Mirpur Khas Central
Member Sponsor:Mir Atta M. Talpur

Donate To Isaac Arulappan


Isaac Arulappan
Description:Manapparai our local Semi Urban Town in Tamil Nadu, known for its water scarcity issues, Manapparai is now struggling with excess, with surplus flow from several major lakes in and around the block on Sunday flowing into residential areas. This called for the rescue of nearly 200 families who were then shifted to safety.
Manapparai and its surrounding areas have been witnessing excessive rainfall at an average of 40 mm over the past couple of weeks, owing to which several lakes in and around the block are filled to the brim. At present, the continuing rainfall has raised the storage of nine major lakes, including Manapparai big lake, Karuppur lake, and Poigai lake, to their maximum capacity, and the Sevalur lake, on the verge of becoming full.

Owing to the poor maintenance of the branch canals of the major lakes, the surplus flows have made their way into residential areas in Manapparai town. Locals were left stranded in three-foot-deep stagnation.

"Last night rainwater started to enter our residential area; by Sunday morning there was stagnation up to three feet. The stormwater drain which is supposed to clear the stagnation is seeing reflux as the channel at the other side is gushing with floodwater. Thus the water has nowhere else to go. Nearly 200 families were stranded in their houses, without any sleep.

Learning that, one of the local Primary Schools in a rural village named Athigaripatty 16 kilometres from my home village got affected due to rain especially the Toilet Block poorly built one got damaged and the small little kids were struggling as they could not use the Toilet Block and had to use the open space getting wet in rains often. I was sad hearing this from the Teachers of this School namely St.Fathima Primary School under the poor people filled local Parish under the Diocese of Tiruchy, in Tamil Nadu.

I went with the president of one of the local Rotary Clubs namely Vaiyampatti Club Id 86668 in Dist.3000, and I was shocked and very much and deeply sad seeing the existing facilities in this school...No running water for cooking Noon Meals for the school Kids, Toilet side wall of the Girls urinal area broken, due to rain...Only one Toilet room for all 53 children and for 5 staff members both female and male children and staff.
History of Involvement:the local Primary Schools in a rural village named Athigaripatty 16 kilometres from my home village got affected due to rain especially the Toilet Block poorly built one got damaged and the small little kids were struggling as they could not use the Toilet Block and had to use the open space getting wet in rains often. I was sad hearing this from the Teachers of this School namely St.Fathima Primary School under the poor people filled local Parish under the Diocese of Tiruchy, in Tamil Nadu.

I went with the president of one of the local Rotary Clubs namely Vaiyampatti Club Id 86668 in Dist.3000, and I was shocked and very much and deeply sad seeing the existing facilities in this school...No running water for cooking Noon Meals for the school Kids, Toilet side wall of the Girls urinal area broken, due to rain...Only one Toilet room for all 53 children and for 5 staff members both female and male children and staff.
This project will help this school children and staff have a safe, clean and hygienic Toilet Block and Water Facilities as this project Budget include drilling a bore well to provide water supply as well.
Location:Village Name -Athigaripatty, 16 kilometres from my home village, 66 kilometres away from Tiruchirappalli the civil District of Tamil Nadu State, in South India.
Total Budget:$5000 USD
Amount Needed:$5000 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$4000 USD
Timeframe:2 months from the date of receiving the grant Amount
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary Club of Vaiyampatti, Club Id.86668 will join hands with Rotary eClub One Member Isaac giving physical and volunteering services for procuring building materials. Rotarian Dashan, eClubOne has promised to give 1000$ US for this project. Collaborative Organization (NGO Partner) Deva Kirubai Social Help Association will work receiving the Grant from the eClubOne and from the Club Member and utilize the same for the implementation and execution of this Project.
Member Sponsor:Rotarian Dashan, Rotary eClubOne.

Donate To Isaac Arulappan


Isaac Arulappan
Description:Project: RI Dist.3000 Level Tamil RYLA for the rural children from 8 civil Districts in Tamil Nadu State -South India.
Background of the Project: Under the Youth Service Grant (YSG) Project initiated by Rotary eClubOne in the 2015-2016 Rotary year, Isaac Arulappan, a member of Rotary eClubOne initiated to conduct RYLA in Tamil Language for the benefit of the rural poor school going children studying in Tamil Medium Schools in a tribal village community name Kodaikanal in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. This Annual RYLA continued for the past 8 long years with the help of Rotary eClubOne through the Collaborating Organization in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal in RI Dist.3000.
The current District Governor Rtn.Major Donor.I.Jerald, of Rotary International District 3000 appreciating this great project truly helping the rural poor children get leadership training, has now requested Isaac and the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal to conduct this Tamil RYLA selecting the needy children from the clubs in the entire Rotary International Rotary District 3000.
Project Description: The District 3000 Level Annual Tamil RYLA Committee with the guidance of the Sponsor/host Rotary Club of Kodaikanal will ask applications from one or two candidates recommended by the 129 Rotary Clubs functioning in the RI Dist.3000 and a total of 75 participant students will be selected from all applicants submit the applications before the last date. All children participating in this District Level RYLA will be from Tamil Medium School going boys and girls. This time the Project will be conducted for 2 days helping the participants and Resource Persons get board and lodging at Kodaikanal under the volunteering support of Rotarian Isaac, member of eClubOne and the President and all members of the cosponsoring Rotary Club of Kodaikanal.
Methodology of the Project: The Dist.3000 level RYLA Project Conducting Committee members will select 75 children and Resource Persons/RYLA Trainers and all will be arriving the Venue before Friday evening of the fixed date and Tamil RYLA program will start on Saturday and will be over with Lunch on Sunday.
History of Involvement:This International Level Youth Service Project from the Youth Service Grant initiated by Rotary eClub One, Based in Boulder, in RI Dist.5450, CO USA in the year 2015 - 2016 Rotary Year by the then Rotary eClub One Member and the Chair of Youth Service Project Chair Amy, from Australia. And from this starting year to till this year, The said Project has been conducted for the benefit of one tribal people living community named Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu State - South India. Now, at the request of the poor Tamil Medium School going children and accepting the suggestions of the RI Dist.3000 District Governor I.Jerald and his District level Team that appreciated the past Tamil RYLA conducted very well with wonderful result as the participants always gave their best participation and witnessed that this is the best Leadership Training they ever received in their life and assured that, this Tamil RYLA has been a life changing event, that the Project Applicant Isaac Arulappan, the Member of Rotary eClub One after discussing with the Sponsoring Rotary Club of Kodaikanal, requesting eClubOne and that of the RI Dist.5450 with the requested grant help for this Project.
Location:RI Dist.3000 level Tamil RYAL will be conducted in Kodaikanal in the State of Tamil Nadu in South India.
Total Budget:$7692 USD
Amount Needed:$5000 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$5000 including Requesting eClubOne to get Dist.5450 Matching Grant for this Project. USD
Timeframe:3 days from the date of receiving the grant
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary International District.3000, the host Rotary Club of Kodaikanal,Volunteering Rotary Clubs in RI Dist.3000 and Deva Kirubai Social Help Association, the collaborating Partner of the Project, in Tamil Nadu State - South India.
Member Sponsor:Isaac Arulappan, Member Rotary eClubOne.

Donate To A. Livelihood Support for Widows – Tamil, Nadu, India


A. Livelihood Support for Widows – Tamil, Nadu, India
Description:Assist 5 widows and their children in 5 villages to become economically empowered.
Location:India, Tamil Nadu Province
Total Budget:$2500 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$2500 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$1150 USD
Timeframe:First half 2021
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary Club of Vaiyampatti, District 3000; NGO Deva Kirubai Social Help Association (DKSHA), for supervision and volunteer implementation
Member Sponsor:Rtn. Isaac Arulappan, sponsor of Club’s 2019-2020 District Grant

Donate To B. Special Education Library and Activity Rooms – Nepal


B. Special Education Library and Activity Rooms – Nepal
Description:Building activity rooms, a library and toilets to enhance learning and developing communication of children with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Location:Nepal, Kathmandu
Amount Needed:$20000 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$1500 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$0 USD
Timeframe:2021
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary e-Club of Nepal (supervisory); Rotary Clubs of Lakewood WA and Bellevue WA; RC Nainamo British Columbia, Canada
Member Sponsor:James McCutcheon (also former member of co-sponsor RC Bellevue WA)

Donate To C. Roof Renovation Food Kitchen and Homeless Shelter – Col. Icacos, ACA, Mexico


C. Roof Renovation Food Kitchen and Homeless Shelter – Col. Icacos, ACA, Mexico
Description:Renovation and repair of the roof covering the homeless shelter and food kitchen of the Padre Angel Shelter of San Francisco de Asis Icacos MX.
History of Involvement:E-Club One finished out the homeless shelter and provides annual support to the food kitchen, via Rtn. James McCutcheon
Location:Col. Icacos, Acapulco, Mexico
Amount Needed:$13750 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$3500 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$0 USD
Timeframe:Early Spring 2021
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary Club of Acapulco Icacos Mexico (supervisory); Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs ($5,000 in club and DDF contributions)
Member Sponsor:James McCutcheon (also honorary member of both Rotary Club Acapulco Icacos and RC North Colorado Springs)

Donate To D. Flood and Disaster Food Relief -- Umueze-Anam, Southeastern Nigeria


D. Flood and Disaster Food Relief -- Umueze-Anam, Southeastern Nigeria
Description:District grant project providing yam, cassava, potato, and vegetable seedlings to indigent farmers whose farms and means of livelihood was destroyed by an unprecedented flooding over the course of four to six weeks beginning late September 2020. (This is Buchi’s ancestral village.) The seedlings will enable the most indigent residents to begin process of recovery.
Total Budget:$6000 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$2000 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$0 USD
Timeframe:Immediate 2021
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary Club Awka-Smithtown Nigeria (supervisory and volunteers)
Member Sponsor:PP Buchi Anikpezie. Co-Sponsored by Members, Rtns. Sheriff Oladimeji, Phillip Ojo, and Patricia Mourillon.

Donate To E. Club Global Grant -- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Covid Relief Project for Kwara State, Nigeria


E. Club Global Grant -- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Covid Relief Project for Kwara State, Nigeria
Description:Provide boreholes and sanitary and hygiene facilities in 8 poor communities in Nigeria that will enable them to obtain clean, disease-free water for their drinking, cooking, cleaning, and general hygiene.
Location:Nigeria, Kwara State
Amount Needed:$37900 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$5000 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$0 USD
Timeframe:2021 onward upon approval by Rotary International
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary Club of Ilorin Nigeria (supervisory)
Member Sponsor:PP Buchi Anikpezie

Donate To F. RYLA Sponsorship, District 3000, India


F. RYLA Sponsorship, District 3000, India
Description:Annual financial and volunteer support for RYLA conference, District 3000, India
Location:Tamil Province and Other Village Regions, District 300, India
Total Budget:$1000 USD
Amount Needed:$1000 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$1000 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$1100 USD
Timeframe:Early 2021
Member Sponsor:Rtn. Isaac Arulappan. Co-sponsored by PP Eyo Effiong.

Donate To G. Education and Computer/STEM Project for Blind Students – Nepal


G. Education and Computer/STEM Project for Blind Students – Nepal
Description:Computer and STEM project providing equipment and computer technology to help children with visual impairment access a quality education: Braille education, computer skills, daily living-and mobility-skills.
Location:Nepal, Kavre District
Amount Needed:$3500 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$1500 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$0 USD
Timeframe:2021 – Deferred for indefinite period due to school closure and Covid lockdown in Nepal. Initial funding redirected to library and activity center for Nepalese special education students.
Rotary and NGO Partners:RC of Panauti, Kavrepalanchok, Nepal (supervisory) and REAL Dream Home Nepal (NGO); with financial support raised from Rotary Clubs of Lakewood and Bellevue WA; Rotary Club of Nainamo Daybreakers, British Columbia, Canada
Member Sponsor:James McCutcheon, also former member of co-sponsor RC Bellevue WA

Donate To H. Restaurant Micro-Business for Maasai Women – Kenya


H. Restaurant Micro-Business for Maasai Women – Kenya
Description:Improve the quality of life for women in local Maasai communities through vocational training to seek gainful employment and or to start their own businesses to support their families and conserve their culture. This food-service business is in conjunction with a Maasai cultural museum and includes extensive vocational training and promotion of entrepreneurship.
Location:Kenya, Maasai Region
Total Budget:$The museum and restaurant initiative is part of an overall museum Global Grant of 100'000 USD, which has been sponsored in large part by Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs. USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$500 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$0 USD
Timeframe:2021 onwards
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs
Member Sponsor:Dashan Shah (principal donor) and James McCutcheon, also honorary member of RC North Colorado Springs.

Donate To Youth Leadership Awards in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu


Youth Leadership Awards in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Description:Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Population of this Community is 76893. Objectives of this Project: 1. To conduct Rotary’s Youth Leadership Awards to help Interactors and other School Students. 2. To Support young youth learn skills/knowledge to grow with high self-esteem;personality development and leadership skills. 3. To help the RYLARIANS and Local Rotarians and other general Public know the Rotary Day and its importance by celebrating Rotary Day.
History of Involvement:History of this Project goes back to the Rotary Year 2014 - 2015 when Rotary eClubOne initiated this YSG -Youth Service Grant Project by the then YSG Committee Chair Amy, Australia. This Project was included along with the other Service Projects supported by Rotary eClubOne and with the Dist.5450's matching grant. From this start to till this Rotary Year, the applicant and eClubOne Member Isaac has been organizing one of the YSG projects namely Tamil RYLA and WRD-World Rotary Day Celebration at Kodaikanal Community in Tamil Nadu, South India with the local Host Club Kodaikanal in Dist.3000. And this Project during Rtn.PP.Eyo's converted this project as our eClubOne's Annual club Project adding WRD as one of the objectives to follow. Therefore, fixing the WRD date 23rd February, this project has been implemented well every year. And this is the 7th year we are planning to organize this event.
Location:Kodaikanal Community in Tamil Nadu State, South India
Total Budget:$1100 USD
Amount Needed:$1100 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$700 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$400 USD
Timeframe:Before February 2022
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary Club of Kodaikanal in Dist.3000 and Deva Kirubai Social Help Association Collaborating Partner NGO.
Member Sponsor:Rotarians James, Eyo and Uday in eClub One from whom the Applicant will request to be the sponsors

Donate To Repair/Renovation of Primary School in South India


Repair/Renovation of Primary School in South India
Description:Description of Community Service Project titled to Repair/Renovation of Government Primary School in a rural Village namely Iron-Reddiyapatti in Vaiyampatty Developmental Block in Tiruchirappalli District of Tamil Nadu State in South India. This School is having children from poor families in a village namely Iron-Reddiyapatti and its surrounding 6 other villages. This School has classes from 1st class/standard to 5th class/standard. As requested by the Headmaster and Teachers of this School, Isaac the applicant and President and few members of the local Vaiyampatti Rotary Club and Board members from Collaborating NGO Partner all visited the condition of the School and saw the flooring broken and damaged in many places, some of the tiles on the roof broken and were leaking during the heavy rainy seasons. As children have to sit on the floor facing lot of discomfort and inconveniences while listening to the subject teachers and hard for them to take notes sitting in a squatting position.Therefore, there is a need to do the new flooring to the existing class rooms in this school, removing the damaged cement flooring and replace this with the fixing of floor Tiles. And purchasing and furnishing the class room with some furniture chair/table or benches and Desks. The School also needs a safety wall around as it is located in a open space surrounded by fields and trees, stray dogs and animals (goats and cows) all go inside and dirty the place.
History of Involvement:The School namely: Panchayat Primary School in Village Iron-Reddiyapatti in Vaiyampatti Block in Tiruchirappalli District of Tamil Nadu State in South India is existing since the past 60+ long years. Most of the local children of the poor/marginal farmers have this school to educate their children. There are no other schools in this location if the children wish they will have to travel a long distance. The Transport facilities is not available on regular basis. One or two local Private Mini-Buses run 2 or 3 times only during the day. And this Project location is filled with totally illiterate Farming communities who still follow the primitive methods of cultivation. Due to the drought or less rainfalls, most of the people swift their work from Farming to other daily wage labour works -construction, brick keln and also working big farm owners land etc.
Location:Iron - Reddiyapatti, Tiruchirappalli District of Tamil Nadu -South India
Total Budget:$3000 USD
Amount Needed:$3000 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$3000 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$0 USD
Timeframe:3 Months from the date of receiving the funds/grant from eClubOne.
Rotary and NGO Partners:Rotary Club of Vaiyampatti and 4 other local Rotary Clubs in Dist.3000, Collaborating NGO Partner namely Deva Kirubai Social Help Association.
Member Sponsor:---

Donate To Haiti Disaster Relief


Haiti Disaster Relief
Description:Haiti Disaster Relief
History of Involvement:At 08:29:09 EDT on 14 August 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. It had a 10-kilometre-deep (6.2 mi) hypocenter near Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Tsunami warnings were briefly issued for the Haitian coast. At least 2,248 people were confirmed killed as of 7 September 2021 and above 12,000 injured. At least 136,800 buildings were damaged or destroyed. The deadliest earthquake and deadliest natural disaster of 2021, it is the worst disaster to strike Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. UNICEF estimates more than half a million children were affected. The Haitian Civil Protection General Directorate (DGPC) warned of a possible large humanitarian crisis resulting from the earthquake.We work with Rotarians and Rotaractors on the ground in Haiti. Contact names PDG Philip Leger . Strategy to help. the rotary club of Les Cayes has 28 members. Their strategy would be different from the way they reacted in previous disasters, where they delivered kits to several communities without medium or long follow ups. The operating mode is as follows; they are in contact with the community leaders of eight (8) zones. The leaders connects with the families. the families will list their needs. Families will receive a voucher for a certain value from the Club. The families will get their products and goods based on their priorities. An evaluation will be made as part of the followup process is repeated as long as its required and once there is funding available.
Location:Located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Haiti occupies the western one-third of the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic borders Haiti on the eastern side of the island. Haiti's closest neighbors include Jamaica to the west and Cuba to the northwest. Capital: Port-au-Prince Languages spoken: French language
Total Budget:$2000 USD
Amount Needed:$2000 USD
Amount Needed From Rotary eClub One:$2000 USD
Amount Raised By Rotary eClub One:$0 USD
Timeframe:Immediate