Cristal Montanez joined the Rotary e-Club of Houston in  2015  with an avid interest in international service.  She has provided leadership in helping refugees of Venezuela who left their homeland seeking better lives.  She shares, "It is immensely gratifying to witness children, in the midst of crisis, smiling again over a shared meal. Your heart is touched as you sense their parents’ tension ease and see expressions of hope radiate across their faces."  Click the link below to read more...
On June 26, Cristal spoke on a panel at the annual meeting of the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement and Migration & the Rotary Fellowship for Global Development held prior to the Rotary International Convention.
On June 22, an article about the Hope for Venezuelan Refugees was published on Rotary Voices.  See article below for more information.
On June 6, 2021, Cristal participated in "The Frontline of Change:  Women Leaders and the United Nations."  She represented the "Hope for Venezuelan Refugees Project" and the Rotary e-Club of Houston on the "No Hunger Panel".  This is the link to the complete event  You may also new this program on our Facebook page.
Cristal remains busy with volunteering and raising awareness of the situations with the refugees from Venezuela.  We thank you for your service and value you as an outstanding representative of our Rotary club!