By District Governor-elect Manuel Nieto, District 4440
Before arriving at the 2013 Ecuador Project Fair to find a new international project to support, David Dowd and Mike Quillen from the Rotary Club of Birmingham Sunrise, Alabama, USA, made a stop in Calhuasig to visit the completed water project they first began supporting during the 2012 Fair. The local villagers received their honored guests with an unforgettable celebration, an expression of gratitude for their project partners.
As a result of the annual project fairs organized in Ecuador, participants from sixty four clubs in District 5150, the San Francisco region in California, USA, joined efforts with a local club on a large-scale US$ 182,000 Global Grant to establish community banks in Esmeraldas.
These are just two examples of the many life-changing projects presented at Ecuador project fairs.
2014 Ecuador Project Fair
The next District 4440 Ecuador Project Fair will be held 14-16 November 2014 in Quito. Visitors will learn about local projects seeking international partners and have an opportunity to talk with project coordinators. Fair attendees get to know other local Rotarians and make life-long friends. Visitors will also have a unique chance to tour Quito, declared a Cultural Heritage of Mankind site by UNESCO 36 years ago, and take excursions selected by the hosts to exciting places like the world renowned Galapagos Islands, the Amazonian jungle or the Andes Mountains. Join us for an unparalleled experience! More information about the fair and excursion options is available online.