RCM and the World Community Service Committee invite RCM members, spouses, and friends to participate in the 2015 RCM Guatemala Projects Tour in late February/early March. We have been supporting community development projects led by Milwaukee-area chapters of Engineers Without Borders for the past several years, but we’ve upped the ante with our club’s first Global Grant in 2013-14, commitment to construct a rural school in 2014-15, and planning for our second Global grant in 2015. We want you to have a chance to meet our Guatemalan partners including local families, staff, and Rotarians, to learn about these projects and how they help transform lives, and to get the flavor of Guatemala’s beautiful and historic Highlands.
The trip will focus on RCM-sponsored projects in the municipality of Joyabaj. Activities will include: the formal kickoff of construction at the Chitom school; a meeting with Peace Corps volunteers, Joyabaj District Hospital staff, municipal water utility staff, and Guatemala Vista Hermosa Rotarians on the Joyabaj filter; and a meeting with some of the small communities that have partnered with EWB to learn about outcomes from previous projects.
The trip will also include a day to tour the Mayan ruins at Mixco Viejo or Iximche and a day either at Lake Atitlán or at the great colonial city (and UNESCO World Heritage site) of Antigua.
Rotarian Doug Stahl, Professor at MSOE and advisor to the Engineers Without Borders group at MSOE will lead the trip – please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-840-0949 for more information, or view the trip flyer here. You must reserve your spot on the trip by November 10th. The total trip cost, including airfare, will be less than $1,500.