Dr. Jim Guzek, ophthalmologist, and Rotarian from Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary Club, has a unique mission where he performs cataract surgeries for two weeks every year and also has been developing a system for sustainable cataract surgeries to be provided by local resources in between his visits. http://www.giftingsight.org
HEED Children of Uganda has been known to the Club for many years and their mission is to provide for orphaned and vulnerable children, and teach them to be servant leaders in their communities. Julie Secrist lives locally when not living on campus at the HEED location in Uganda. http://www.heeduganda.org
Derick Pasternak is a Seattle #4 Rotarian, and has visited the Club in the past. He is embarking on a new project supporting education and housing for Roma (gypsy) ethnic children in Eastern Hungary. Of this population of children, only a third receive secondary education. This project affords funds for a much need upgrade to the communal bathrooms at the school that currently are in such disrepair that they are not used by the 480 students. The funds ($48,000) will be raised by several clubs in the District and matched by the District.