Valerii Iakovenko - Over the last two years, our dedicated team has empowered over 90,000 families to achieve energy independence in Europe. But it's not just about empowering homes; it's about transforming businesses, fortifying critical infrastructure, and enhancing government facilities. This initiative is one of the most extensive of its kind on the globe, and my pride in our team's accomplishments knows no bounds.  Also,  "I'm thrilled to announce a landmark partnership with the All-Ukrainian Charitable Organization "Ukrainian Federation of Food Banks," as we signed a memorandum of cooperation. šŸ¤ This collaboration opens up new horizons for both our organizations, creating opportunities to extend our support to those in need, especially to children's hospitals, specialized schools, orphanages, and other social institutions."  And, he is starting an exciting chapter collaborating on initiatives focused on Veteran Affairs in Washington, D.C., under the Congressional International Leadership Initiative and the Department of State. "It's a privilege to be involved in such meaningful work, addressing the needs and concerns of our veterans."  Opportunities are endless for projects in Ukraine and we are so proud of our fellow Rotarian for growing his business with innovative solutions and plans for the future amidst bombings and war, in addition to giving back to his community.  Valerii now resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Sasha, who was our first Open World team facilitator.
ML Brookshire - Shared with our club members via WhatsApp an invitation to join the First Global e-Conference for Rotary e-Clubs.  When?  March 16 @ 11:00 am EST.  The zoom meeting link is as follows:
  passcode:  339532
Also, here is a nice pic of ML with Past RI President Jennifer Jones from the All-Club meeting -
Sidik Ibrahim - Gave generously at the All-Club District Meeting to become our club's newest member of the Paul Harris Society in our district.  The Paul Harris Society was established to recognize Rotarians and friends of Rotary who contribute at least 1,000.00 per person in their own names during each Rotary year (July 1 through June 30) to the Annual Fund or PolioPlus or approved grants of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Harish Krishnarao - Busy with consulting with Rotary clubs district wide about Rotary Foundation grants.  Check out his. posting on our club WhatsApp group for the Global Grant process.  He offers support for approximately 20 grants in our district.  Typically, clubs apply for only one Global Grant at a time.   There are forms to complete, updates, and a final report required prior to submitting another grant,  Any questions about this process, please contact Harish.
Isis Meijas -  Featured in The Rotarian magazine this month!  Isis is passionate about Rotary and the grant process with success doing water projects and medical projects.  Read the article to get to know her better and to inspire you to be a part of making this world a better place.
Brittany Johnson and Stan Edwards - Attended PETS training to prepare for their leadership roles in our club with President-Elects all across Texas and Oklahoma.  A highlight was meeting other leaders of. e-clubs and planning to meet online. together to discuss issues relevant to management and growth of e-clubs. They were impressed with our incoming RI President-Elect Stephanie Urchick.  The 2024-25 presidential theme is The Magic of Rotary and called on members to recognize and amplify the organizationā€™s power to save lives.