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Chapala Sunrise Rotary

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We meet Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Monte Carlo Hotel
Hidalgo # 296
Salon Estancia
Chapala, Jalisco  45900
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CELEBRATING THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD .... Monday, June 11, the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club celebrated the inaguration of the club's new President, Hector Espana Ramos. He takes over the gavel from Bill Wilson. His 2018-2019 Board of Directors was recognized and sworn in, while members of the prior Board were recognized and thanked with gifts.
The event took place at Mariscos Guicho restaurant on the pier in Chapala.
Chapala Sunrise builds water storage tank for the village of Ojo de Agua, ensuring that the 90 families still have water during the dry season.
As part of the effort by Rotary International to eradicate polio, Club Secretary Barb Wilson spent 10 days in Ghana in October, giving polio immunizations and working on school renovations in remote villages. Ghanaian and Nigerian Rotarians and community health workers, teamed with 20 North American Rotarians to help ensure that more than 500 babies and toddlers received not only life-saving polio drops, but other vaccinations and health checkups.  The Rotarians were treated as celebrities.  The village chief kicked off the event and women dressed themselves and their babies in their best outfits, despite torrential rains and long muddy walks to the site.  No Rotary funds were used for the travel expenses of the North American volunteers.
From right, Rotarians Graham Paull, President-Elect Hector Espana, Sheila Paull and Chapala Municipal Clinic Administrator Dr. Sergio Ibarra.
Combine the season of giving with Rotary’s year-long mission of service above self, and good things happen. 
On November 20th, President-Elect Hector Espana led a delegation of Rotarians to several Lakeside clinics and hospitals to distribute 60 boxes of medicine.
The medication, for treatment of hypertension, antibiotics and painkillers, was procured by Guadalajara Rotarians Dr. María Teresa Zambrano and Dr. Juan José Rodriguez Bravo from a lab that contributed it with the stipulation that it go directly to clinics to treat local patients free of charge.
 A caravan of Rotarians went from the Chapala Municipal Clinic to the Red Cross to the Jocotepec Community Hospital, where grateful caregivers received the donated medicine. 
Chapala Sunrise Rotary thanks everyone involved in making the project happen.

Chapala Sunrise and Ajijic Rotary Clubs
Friday, October 27 2017 ..... 5 pm - 9 pm 
Hotel Real de Chapala, Ajijic
Tickets are $450p at Diane Pearls, and from any Rotary Club member.
Members are asked to please sell 8 tickets (a table) to make this even a success and support Rotary's efforts to END POLIO NOW !
Dinner includes a three course filet migñon meal ( or vegetarian option.)  There will be Live Music and  "The  Great American Songbook" with Dancing.  
Cocktail Attire
Our club hosted a membership mixer on August 4th.  About 60 lucky attendees enjoyed a wine and appetizers, a live music duo and beautiful view at the home of Blair Ferguson.  It was a wonderful evening combining fellowship and greeting new folks who want to know more about Rotary.
Chapala Sunrise members are taking to the roads at Lakeside on July 27th, in lieu of their regular meetings.  We will be visiting projects that we have finished, and some that we are considering.  The projects on the visitation list include a proposed water storage project at the village of Ojo del Agua, the Lunch Program at the Mescala Community Center, Dormitory renovation & Proposed Playground equipment project at Love In Action, our completed Chapala Prepa Kitchen Project and the Have Hammer Woodworking training school for youth.
There will be a membership party on August 4th at the home of Blair Ferguson from 5-7:00.  His fabulous home is in Rancho del Oro, West Ajijic on the corner of Rio Chamela (just east of La Huerta Tuesday Market event center) and Rio Amazonas at #17B.  Bring a friend or anyone who is interested in Rotary.  There will no be pressure to join, but there will be a bit of pressure on our members who are competing for a bottle of “good tequila” by bringing the most friends.  Mix it up and have some fun!
Bill Wilson and Hector España visited the Ajijic Dental Clinic at the Centro Salud Ajijic on Saturday.  They met with Dr. Miguel Villaseñor Calvillo to learn about the services that the clinic offers.  The clinic offers basic dental service such as cleaning, filling and tooth extractions. Our club has donated more than $1000 U.S. to meet more complicated needs such as prosthetics, dental surgery, and medically necessary orthodontics.
The Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club's annual Changing Of The Guard was held Saturday night at Manix Restaurant. The outgoing Board of Directors was recognized for their work during the past year and the new Board, headed by new president Bill Wilson, was inducted.
San Juan Cosala Soccer Teams
The Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club supports the dedicated efforts of member Alicia Salcido to promote youth soccer teams in San Juan Cosala,  She coordinates team creation, development and competition.  Through her efforts, teams get uniforms, shoes and other equipment.  Parents provide team coaching and leadership.
Club Charter - First Anniversary and Annual Changing of the Guard Celebrations
On June 27, 2015 our club celebrated the first anniversary of our Rotary charter.   At the same time, we thanked our first President and  executive board for their selfless service over the past year.  Then, we welcomed our new President, Sheila Paull and the new executive board that will serve for the 2015-2016 term.
Click Here  to see photos of our celebration.
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Interested in becoming a Chapala Sunrise Rotarian
If you are interested in -
  • participating in service projects that will support lakeside residents
  • providing assistance to international projects
  • meeting with other like-minded Rotarians to build friendships

    then, you might be a good Rotary club candidate.
Rotary club members are expected to:
  • pay annual dues of about 3,600 pesos MN
  • attend club meetings at least twice a month
  • engage in service projects that support the community
  • participate in one or more club committees
  • live by the Rotary goal of "Service Above Self"
and importantly, have some fun while helping our fellow man
You can learn more about Rotary by clicking on any of the "Rotary links"  on the lower left side of this page.
You can express your interest in becoming a Rotarian by sending a message to our membership chair.  Just locate and click on the "Membership Chair" name (in the "Club Executives and Directors" section on left side of the page), complete the displayed message form and send it.
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October 2018