The Portland Club is planning to apply for a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation to pay for hearing aids, prosthetic hands and water filters -- plus hand-washing stations and latrines in La Romana, Dominican Republic.  This is part of a relationship between Portland and La Romana that goes back a decade, and most recently say a 17-member service team of Rotarians from Portland, South Portland Sunrise, and Singer Island of Florida  that visited La Romana in April and were able to fit 120 hearing aids, 75 LN-4 prosthetic hands, and install 80 water filters in homes. 


The Portland Club has recently partnered with the Rotary Club of Singer Island, FL, to purchase and ship a bus from Florida to La Romana.  It will be put to good use transporting Dominican students from locations around the city to a trade school where they can learn a trade tuition-free.

 Any and all clubs that are interested in supporting this ongoing work at La Romana are invited to contact John Curran, Jim Price or Roger Fagan to learn more about participating in this important health and hygiene project. 

You are also invited to attend a joint meeting of Portland and South Portland Sunrise Rotary Clubs on Friday, September 20 at Southern Maine Community College to learn more about the project and potential partnership opportunities.  Or join us at the Dominican Cultural Festival that evening. (Read more about the Festival in the "Things to Do" section of this newsletter.)