Path from Poverty fundraisers support Women’s Group projects including:
How can we reinforce the concept of SERVICE?
Our District Governor HOWARD COHEN will explain his approach through UBUNTU, an African word for "Humanity to Others".
Rotarians Jean Withers and Chris Hansen explain why, and how, local Rotary Clubs are building tiny homes.
ARE TINY HOMES SAFE AND EFFECTIVE? In the past four years, the tiny home village movement has established a proven system to end homelessness.
Working with LIHI’s dedicated case managers, 52% of the tiny home village residents who exited moved into long term housing: 36% moved into permanent housing. Also last year, 16% of tiny home village residents moved into transitional housing (many with Section 8 subsidies). In contrast, only 4% of people who exited emergency shelters and 23% who exited enhanced shelters obtained permanent housing.
IS THERE A NEED FOR TINY HOMES? YES! Seattle City Council has approved funding for establishing the infrastructure for three additional tiny home villages (for a total of 105-150 homes) within the next six months. Seattle City Council has also passed an ordinance (without funding) to develop up to 40 more tiny home villages. That is between 1400-2000 new tiny homes!
HOW CAN ROTARY CLUB of SeattleNE HELP? Join us as ROTARIANS Jean Withers and Chris Hansen explain HOW FELLOW DISTRICT ROTARY CLUBS have levaraged their money and manpower to build club and community!.
Our speakers, Chuck Kimborough of Bellevue Breakfast RC and Heidi Pless of DCYF will detail how Bellevue Breakfast helps build new families through adoption! (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Edwin Wanji, the owner of local company SPHERE SOLAR ENERGY, presented to our club over a year ago. Now, with climate change rapidly becoming more apparent each year, Governments around the world are racing to step up their support of renewables. Come learn the latest about Solar panel installations in our area, as well as in the third world, where Edwin has established projects funded by his own US based non-profit.
Edwin has successfully worked for over 15 years in construction both in the private and public sector. After 5 years of working for the City of Seattle, he left to pursue his passion for renewable energy, designing and installing solar systems all over Washington State as well as overseas in East Africa.
Now, as CEO of Sphere Solar Energy for the past 6 years, he continues his dream of introducing solar to educational facilities, agricultural enterprises and remote healthcare clinics in the less fortunate communities around the world.
He has written 4 Rotary International Grants for Project Peanut Butter programs in The Philippines, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Ghana. Dennis can be reached at Ph. (760) 327-9402 email@example.com
Heather Ringoen will show us how HEALTHY START is a proven solution that tackles the causes of chronic malnutrition and food insecurity in Guatemala by focusing on nutritional intake, health care & health education, and entrepreneurial opportunities for women.
In late May, Seattle NE members visited local Lake City community projects that the Club has supported. The night started with a visit with Gabrielle Abbott (artist) and Mark Mendez (organizer) to view the mural that depicts the history and cultural changes of Lake City. The mural is another addition to the Lake City Murals Project that aims to beautify the community, support local businesses, and uplift and support underserved youth.
After the Mural visit, Club members moved on to get a Refugee Artist Initiative Workspace (RAI). Seattle Rotary NE has been a partner and funder of RAI since its inception. RAI provides a pathway for immigrant and refugee women to become self-supporting. RAI partners with immigrant and refugee women in Lake City to foster an inclusive, prosperous transition to the US through artisan skills training in small-batch manufacturing. We have partnered with RAI to make masks during COVID and now scrubs for front-line workers. We have also contributed to their #StopAsianHate campaign. We presented Founder and Executive Director Ming-Ming Edelman with a check for $2,300. This check brings total Club support for this project to over $15,000.
We ended the evening at the Hellbent Brewing Company with beer and pizza. Some members ordered GateCity IPA, where $1 from every pint goes towards the North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank.
Come learn about Rich's new Ice Cream shop, and about Bounceback Seattle's mission to create a bed, a job and a home for every individual in need.
"Empowering Independence One Neighborhood at a Time"