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                                                                                                    August 25, 2017 

  ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC

Projects approved by the RCA Board for 2017-18.

Club project #s legend:  MM/Day/YR/Additional # assigned if multiple projects approved by board at same meeting.

Funding disclaimer:  Note that approval of a project by the RCA Board, may or may not including funding from RCA.

Project #03232017 :  Sponsorship of Operation Smile Surgeries for Children  Project Manager: Ruben Pettersson  Click to access project details.

Global Grant #1528564  “Providing Teacher Training to Create Safe and Healthy Schools & Communities in Jalisco, Mexico” Click for Report  Grant Manager Mac Whyte

Project #0720171 : Union Soccer.  Project Manager Anita Hocker.  Click for project details.

Project #0720172 : Chapala & Mezcala Preparatorio Individual Scholarships and Tepehua Individual Scholarships.   Project Manager Doug Lyle. Click for project details.

Project #0720173 : San Juan Cosala Choir.  Project Manager Anita Hocker  Click for project details.

Project #0720174 :  Spay and Neuter Clinic Project . Managers-Mac Whyte, Dee Mistrik.               Click for project details.

Project #07201715:  Vocational Training-Provide Skill Training in Front-of-House Apprentice Restaurant Program. Click for project details.  Project Manager Mac Whyte

Project #0720176:  Teaching of the “Guardians of the Planet.” A Anti Violence Curriculum to Students in Grades 3 through 5, Ages 7-11. Project Manager Mac Whyte  Click for project details. 

Project #0720178:  Fundraiser-Community Music Event.  Manager: Dr. Whitehurst.  Click for details.

Project #0720179:  Have Hammers Apprentice Sponsorship.  Project Manager -Ron Howard.  Click for project details.

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ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 Approved Project

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date: 3.23.17

Assigned Project Number:    03232017

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date: 3.23.17  Approved.

Presented to the Membership:  Date:  February 2017

Project Title: Sponsorship of Operation Smile Surgeries for Children
Project Manager: Ruben Pettersson <tepro65@hotmail.com>
Rotary Avenue of Service: Community Service
Rotary Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health
Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

Project Objective(s)

Project Activities

Goal:  To support the mission of Operation Smile:  Mission: which is to provide free care to people, mainly low-income children with cleft lip and palate, through reconstructive surgeries and multidisciplinary treatment, following high-quality global standards with medical and non-medical volunteers, to improve the living conditions of patients and their families.

Project Objective:  To seek funding to increase OSM activities by offering free Monday morning surgeries in cooperation with IJCR.

Two to four children will receive surgery each day, (depending on complexity)

Project activities:  Networking with Rotary Clubs in the US and Canada to seek financial support.

Description/Location/Background Operation Smile Inc. partners with the Jalisco Institute of Reconstructive Surgery “Dr. Jose Guerrero Santos “(IJCR) located in Cd. De Guadalajara at the junction of Av. Federalism and Av. Circumvallation.
Community need and involvement Needs of children born in Mexico, from 1.1 to 1.3 children per thousand LPH, Jalisco being one of the states with the highest incidence like Chiapas, the State of Mexico, Mexico City and Oaxaca. However, the backlog in operations is huge, especially because every patient needs on average 3.5 operations with an estimated cost each of $ 10,000.00, in addition to treating pre-and post-operative involving other disciplines such as speech therapy, dentistry and psychological treatment.
Community Acceptance/Approval Operation Smile has provided free surgeries to more than 250,000 children

since beginning 33 years ago.

22014- Medal for merit in Social Protection of Health, granted by the National Commission for Social Protection in Health.

2013- Honorable Mention in the National Voluntary and Solidarity Action Award 2013. Due to our excellent volunteer programs in this country. 2013 – Medal of Merit in Social Protection of Health, granted by the National Commission for Social Protection in Health

2007 – UNICEF special recognition for the 25th anniversary of Operation Smile, Inc. and its World Smiles Day for 25 years of Extraordinary work that has positively changed the lives of more than 100,000 children, by correcting facial deformities.

The World Smile Day initiative, which provided treatment to nearly 5,000 children in 25 countries, is an excellent example of commitment and dedication on the part of the Organization.

Beneficiaries: Children, youth and adults from throughout Mexico, which they have lip and / or cleft palate mainly, or some other facial malformation.
Measurable Outcomes & Benefits Provide funding for 30 Monday surgeries involving 2-4 persons.
Membership Involvement: Project Managers (2)

Treasurer, Publicity Chair, Other

General Membership

Project Managers: Ruben Pettersson, TBD

Treasurer:

Publicity:

Service Project Chair:  Mac Whyte macrotario@gmail.com

The general membership can visit the hospital on Mondays and or when valuations are taking place.

Community Partners Operation Smile Mexico AC is a nonprofit organization that provides jointly with other hospitals and institutes, comprehensive treatment (surgical, dental, phoniatric, nutritional and psychological) to children, youth and adults from throughout Mexico, which they have lip and / or cleft palate (LPH) mainly, or some other facial malformation.

Operation Smile Mexico AC was legally established in September 2006, but since 2004, Operation Smile Inc., has worked together with the Jalisco Institute of Reconstructive Surgery “Dr. Jose Guerrero Santos “(IJCR) located in Cd. De Guadalajara at the junction of Av. Federalism and Av. Circumvallation.

Projected Costs: 285,000.0 pesos.  US$ 15,000 each year (30×500)
Funding Sources: Rotary Clubs/Districts in the United States and Canada who are seeking an international project.  No funding requested from RCA
Project Timeline March 2017-March 2018.
Final Project Report March 2018


ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 INITIAL PROJECT APPLICATION

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date: 7.21.17

Assigned Project Number:    #0720171

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date: 7.21.17

Presented to the Membership:  Date:

Project Title: Ajijic Union Soccer. 

Providing training programs for Soccer Team Matches

Project Manager: Anita Hocker
Rotary Avenue of Service:

 

Community Service

Youth Service

Rotary Areas of Focus:

 

Economic & Community Development
Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

Project Objective(s)

Project Activities

Project Goals:

To provide training for girls in the soccer program.

Project Objectives:

Enroll10 girls in the training program.

Ascertain increased involvement in disadvantage youth in the program.

Project Activities:

Soccer training and games a minimum of 4 times weekly during the season.

Show evidence that economically disadvantaged youth are provided proper footwear.

Demonstrate the use of newly acquired equipment in the training program.

Description/Location/Background: The Ajijic Soccer Union is designed to serve disadvantaged youth and to provide healthy sports after school program.  This team meets at the Ajijic field next to the Tianga street.

This is the third year that we have supported this worthy project.

Community need and involvement There are hundreds of youth that are benefiting from this training program.  Most of the youth involved come from economically disadvantaged families.
Community Acceptance/Approval See increase number of students involved and participation of the families in the training and matches.
Beneficiaries: Beneficiaries mainly students from the age 5-18 from economically disadvantaged families.
Measurable Outcomes & Benefits To increase the number of youth involved by 30% during this present year.

To proper footwear and equipment that is necessary for the enlargement of the team.

Membership Involvement: Project Managers (2)

Treasurer, Publicity Chair, Other

Project Managers:  Anita Hocker/Edward Donagher

Treasurer:  Carole Wolff

Publicity Chair:

Membership:  Attending practice and games.

Community Partners All families involved in this community project.
Projected Costs: 12, 600 pesos to be spent as follows:

Balls 4000 pesos

Cones and platos 2000 pesos

Shoes 2500 pesos

Training Uniforms 4000 pesos

Funding Sources: Rotary Club of Ajijic, A.C.
Project Timeline October 2017- April, 2018
Final Project Report 1 June 2018

Reports will include a roster of both girls and boys in the student involvement in all activities and the overall results of team matches.

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ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 INITIAL PROJECT APPLICATION

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date: 7.20.17

Assigned Project Number:                 #0720172

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date: 7.20.17

Presented to the Membership:  Date:

Project Title: Chapala & Mezcala Preparatorio Individual Scholarships and Tepehua Individual Scholarships.

 

Project Manager: Doug Lyle
Rotary Avenue of Service:

 

Community Service

Youth Service

Rotary Areas of Focus:

 

Basic education and literacy
Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

Project Objective(s)

Project Activities

Goal: To prepare students for post-secondary education

Objective: To assist deserving students who would otherwise not be able to complete their secondary education to do so.

Activities: The program would provide tuition and fees, including uniforms. Provide books and sundry materials for student to successfully complete coursework for matriculation.

Description/Location/Background: The Preparatoria is part of the University of Guadalajara system. There are presently two campuses in the preparatoria system, one in Chapala and one in Mezcala with a campus planned in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos. The Instituto International is a private school with students who need occasional assistance.
Community need and involvement The preparatorias have identified a minimum of 150 students who would most likely benefit from this program if it were fully funded. The addition of a third campus would significantly affect the need.  Currently we are supporting 25 students from club funds and 2 from donations from individual members of RCA.
Community Acceptance/Approval In meeting with students and parents there is unanimous consensus that these students would not be able to attend and complete their courses of study without the assistance provided by the RCA scholarships.
Beneficiaries: Secondary school students.
Measurable Outcomes & Benefits Graduation. Enrollment in University and/or Technological schools and successful completion of that educational level, or successfully acquiring employment which provides for their families. This program breaks the cycle of poverty and gives the successful students a path to provide for their families in the future.
Membership Involvement: Project Managers (2)

Treasurer, Publicity Chair, Other

Project Managers: Doug Lyle, Monica Sagastuy, Treasurer, Program Chair, Publicity Chair
Community Partners N/A. We have, however, been in contact with the Pathways organization who would be willing to assist some of our graduating students with their college programs, dependent upon meeting their program’s criteria.
Projected Costs: $66,600 NMP per Rotary Year (2 scholastic semesters)
Funding Sources: RCA, with additional funding from other Rotary Clubs. Additional funding from members of other organizations and individuals from the local community.
Project Timeline
Final Project Report 1 June 2019

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ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 INITIAL PROJECT APPLICATION

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date: 7.20.17

Assigned Project Number:            #0720173

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date: 7.20.17

Presented to the Membership:  Date:

Project Title: Equipment and Uniforms for San Juan Cosala Choir.
Project Manager: Anita Hocker
Rotary Avenue of Service:

 

Community Service

Youth Service

Rotary Areas of Focus:

 

Economic and Community Development
Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

Project Objective(s)

Project Activities

Project Goals:

➢       To use music as a means for social improvement.

➢       To provide access to cultural activities for low income students.

➢       To insure equal right of access for student who live in the areas that lack necessities.

Project Objectives:

➢       Provide unique educational experience thru student participation in the choir.

➢       Offer musical training that encourages individual, social responsibility, team play and good citizenship.

➢       Renovate the present facilities for yard area for practices and concerts.

Project Activities:

➢       Provide music stands for rehearsals and concerts.

➢       Provide uniforms for new members of the choir.

➢       Increase Ajijic participation in rehearsals and Concerts.

Description/Location/Background: The choir moved last year into a building that they have a 10-year leasing agreement at Porfirio Diaz Oriente 144, San Juan Cosala, Jocotepec, Jalisco. With additional renovation it will be suitable for rehearsals and concerts.
Community need and involvement Jocotepec Municipal Government has been asked to provide a renovation plan for the facility and gardens.  There is a need for a cement floor in the back yard.
Community Acceptance/Approval The choir has been successful in acquiring the building, increasing student involvement and raising funds thru concerts.
Beneficiaries: The community and the students in the choir.
Measurable Outcomes & Benefits Use of the facility including the yard for rehearsals and concerts. Provisions for necessary uniforms for new students. Music stands used for rehearsals and concerts.
Membership Involvement: Project Managers (2)

Treasurer, Publicity Chair, Other

Project Manager:  Anita Hocker/Coco Wonchee

Treasurer:  Carole Wolff

Publicity Chair:

Membership:  Involved in rehearsals and concerts.

Community Partners Jocotepec Municipal Government and provision of facilities free for 10 years.
Projected Costs: 9,000 pesos for 20 music stands; 3,600 pesos for uniforms for new students including sweater, pants and or skirt.  Total is 12, 600.
Funding Sources: Rotary Club of Ajijic, A.C.
Project Timeline September 2017 – June 2018
Final Project Report June 1, 2018

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ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 INITIAL PROJECT APPLICATION

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date: 7.20.17

Assigned Project Number:                 #0720174

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date: 7.20.17

Presented to the Membership:  Date:

Project Title:  Companions & Compassion Animal Spay & Neuter program Community Spay and Neuter Clinic

 

Project Manager: Mac Whyte

Dee Mistrik, Founder

Organization:  Companion & Compassion

Rotary Avenue of Service:

 

Community Service
Rotary Areas of Focus:

 

Animal control and community service
Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

 

Project Goal: To help control the animal population in the Municipality of Jocotepec by providing free sterilization clinics for people of limited means in small villages

Project Objective(s) Education of the benefits of sterilization to residents and especially children in schools.  This takes place weeks before the clinic so that people are willing to bring their pets and stray dogs

 

Project Activities We provide free rabies shots and worming meds in the plaza for several days, arrange for 1-2-day clinics which also includes caring for the animal including cutting nails checking for ear mites, fleas and ticks and teeth cleaning or other work that needs to be done to make the animal have a better life.  Obtain a location with the help of the delegado and locals; obtain medicines and other medical supplies.  Arrange for the appropriate number of vets and volunteers

 

Description/Location/Background: Jocotepec is a poorer municipality with many communities are along Lakeside.  The residents are primarily farmers and blue-collar workers.  The attentional paid to animals and population control has been minimal, and populations were controlled by elimination which sends a bad message to their children.  Without our program, there was no other option
Community need and involvement Animal population control provides for a cleaner, safer and healthier community.  Less aggressive animals that are starving reduce the number of human injuries especially among children.  Through attrition animal population is reduced in time naturally.  We involve the community to help pass out fliers and talk to residents by going door to door, the markets, churches and other public places.  To town has a speaker truck, loud speaker system and radio to make people aware of the clinic and the purpose
Community Acceptance/Approval Annual written permission to hold clinics for upcoming year is given by the municipality president.  Permission to hold a clinic is given by the delegado of the pueblo.  We are usually very welcome and sought after because we are known to hold a well-run sterile clinic with extras the residents want
Beneficiaries: The residents benefit directly by living in a cleaner (no garbage torn open), healthier (no feces on the streets which could carry diseases) and the noise from barking dogs are reduced (dogs are aggressive to mark their territory or when a dog is in heat to impregnate the dog) The other beneficiaries are the dogs and cats improving their lifestyle.  Then many residents can feed the strays which makes the animals calmer
Measurable Outcomes & Benefits There is a noticeable difference in the reduced number of stray animals roaming the streets making the village more peaceful, in the months and years following multiple clinics in the same area.
Membership Involvement: Project Managers

Treasurer, Publicity Chair, Other

Rotary Project Manager

Treasurer, Publicity Chair

There is a large volunteer base in place from the lakeside community that conducts the clinics.

Community Partners Municipal officials in Jocotepec (including one that has come to our clinic to observe) Secretary de Salud directors who have provided minimal supplies but all the rabies vaccine. Community leaders and the delegados (mayors) in the villages
Projected Costs: Average costs to spay or neuter an animal is 350-400 pesos.  Major cost elements are veterinarians, medicines, non-medical supplies and publicity.  A clinic of 100 animals would cost 35,000 pesos
Funding Sources: Internal fundraisers such as an Annual Spay-ghetti, No Balls Dinner, The Kentucky Derby, Mexican train luncheons and donations are major funding sources
Project Timeline The project is ongoing with 3-4 clinic per year.  When 3-4 clinics are held in the same village within a shorter period the village is somewhat “controlled” and we need to return for “maintenance” This is difficult to reach this status with 17 villages within the municipality.  We have reached this status in San Juan Cosala but it’s never over
Final Project Report We are also advertising that we will respond immediately to calls of female dogs in heat or pregnant to continue reducing the population outside of a clinic.  We are getting ready for a 2-day clinic in San Christabol where there are so many strays because the residents bring in a puppy and decide it’s too much trouble and through it out on the street.  All this cost money and the more resources we have the more we can do to help this problem get under control

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​Additional information provided by Dee Mistrik

The next scheduled clinic is on the 22nd and 23rd of July in San Christabol Zapotitlan.  We expect to sterilize a total of 150-180 animals or more, during the 2 days.  The average cost for an animal is 350 pesos for the total cost of 56,000 pesos (350X160)

The major expenses are;

Veterinarians                                       28,000

Medicine                                             14,000

Supplies                                                7,600

(gauze needles, syringes, take home drugs, chemicals for sterilizing instruments, sutures etc.)

Other                                         6,400

(facility donations, printing, cleaning, security etc.)

If the club desires, you can make the payments directly to the veterinarians and they will provide the receipt for services.  Also, the medicine and the supplies can be paid directly to the supplier.  We will need to work out the details, if this is the approved option.

The capital items that we could still use is a dry heat autoclave with automatic shut off, to sterilize gauze and compos, which we use during surgery.  This item runs around 3400 USD.

The other capital item we could use is crates. There are three sizes, the large is 1190 pesos medium 990 pesos and the small for cats is 390 pesos.  Total cost for 7 small, 6 medium and 7 large would be around 14,620 pesos.

Another item on our wish list is a used covered trailer. These trailers run from 2500-3500USD.  This will eliminate the problem looking for a caravan of people to transport our supplies.  This will also reduce storage fees.

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 INITIAL PROJECT APPLICATION

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date: 7.20.17

Assigned Project Number:                 #07201715

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date: 7.20.17

Presented to the Membership:  Date:

Project Title: Vocational Training-

Front-of-Restaurant Apprentice Sponsorship

 

Project Manager: Mac Whyte

Bernadine Janzen, Executive Director, Butterflies en Mexico

Rotary Avenue of Service:

 

Community Service
Rotary Areas of Focus:  Economic and community development
Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

Project Objective(s)

Project Activities

The front of restaurant program targets youth 18-25 years old youth in need of skills which will provide them a living wage.  Objectives & supporting activities:

1)      Teach English classes

2)      Share personal traits that are necessary for employers

3)      Teach Apprentice Job Skills; “How to Get a Job and Keep a Job”

4)      Transitioning the skills taught in class (English and Job Skills) to restaurant work

5)      Organize and supervise a restaurant apprentice for 96 hours “hands-on” training

6)      Assessments and data collection

7)      Assist apprentice in 1-2 weeks of job search after the apprenticeship

Description/ Location/Background: We are located on the largest lake in Mexico, Riviera de Chapala, and which is considered a resort community. The area is frequented by Mexicans from Guadalajara who wish to get away from the city the area is home to a large population of retired expats who have driven the need for English speaking employees at local restaurants.
Community need and involvement A survey of 110 young adults found that seventy-five percent of the youth interviewed stated they were willing to work unpaid between 2-4 months. Their parents did not share the same view of them working without pay.    Only 9% of youth (13-25-year old’s) speak any English.  Of that 9% most stated they could speak some English but, only knew colors, numbers, etc., or knew simple phrases like, “hello or thank you” Of significant interest; seventy percent, of youth (13-25 years old) living at lakeside are interested in hospitality services but stated they are not experienced.  In surveys provided to employers, work experience is preferred.

A formal survey of high-end restaurateurs and owners of assisted care facilities in the Chapala Lakeside area included 10 restaurants and 9 assisted care facilities. One hundred percent of employers, we interviewed, expected that English be spoken on the job in this large community of foreign English speaking people.  Employers stated that high turnover of employees is due to personality traits which they stated are of utmost importance; honesty, trustworthiness, being on time for work, etc.

Community Acceptance/Approval The mission of Butterflies in Mexico is “Empowering Youth” by providing options for youth to make sustainable changes through life changes.   BenMx is recognized as not for profit by the government of Mexico. A successful pilot program involving 2 different restaurants, 2 apprentices and mentors was conducted over the last year.  One adjustment for the future is that apprentices will now receive a small hour stipend during the program, as motivated candidates could not be without income for 8 weeks.
Beneficiaries: 3 apprentices

Participating have the potential to gained a trained employee at no cost.

Measurable Outcomes & Benefits 3 apprentices complete the program and gain employment in the restaurant field.
Membership Involvement Project Managers

Treasurer, Publicity Chair,

Community Partners Butterflies en Mexico.  Local Restaurants
Projected Costs: In expanding the program to two cycles, 3 restaurants each cycle, 3 apprentices each cycle the projected program budget is 106,662.0 pesos
Funding Sources: Rotary Club of Ajijic has provided $19,377.0

Catalina Club, Tucson, AZ               $43750.0

Project Timeline September 2017-June 30th 2018
Final Project Report 1 July 2018.  Progress reports are provided monthly.

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ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 INITIAL PROJECT APPLICATION

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date:  7.20.17

Assigned Project Number:           #0720176

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date: 7.20.17

Presented to the Membership:  Date:

Project Title: Teaching of the “Guardians of the Planet.” A Anti Violence Curriculum to Students in Grades 3 through 5, Ages 7-11.

 

Project Manager: Mac Whyte
Rotary Avenue of Service:

 

Community Service
Rotary Areas of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Basic education and literacy

Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

Project Objective(s)

Project Activities

The goal of this program is to provide instruction to students that promotes safe personal behaviors and decisions that contribute to a safe and healthy classroom and school.

    1. Students receive 8 hours of the anti-violence curriculum-” Guardians of the Planet”.
    2. Teachers receive in classroom training of teaching of the curriculum
    3. Teachers share information with fellow teachers and principal.

 

Description/Location/Background: To reduce violence and bullying in the schools, an effective and publicly accessible curriculum was created: The Guardians of the Planet Curriculum to be used in this project was developed through the collective efforts of the Humane Education Alliance (APEH), a collaborative of local nonprofit organizations.

This curriculum was developed to promote culturally and developmentally appropriate interventions and strategies that would reduce acceptance of violence and bullying even as it increases an appreciation of empathy and compassionate acts, factors that contribute in a positive way to the larger community and society. This effort is one part of an overall program that focuses on anti-violence education and conflict resolution.

The Secretary of Education’s Head Office in charge of public schools in the state of Jalisco initially approved the curriculum in 2013.  Approval is granted on an annual basis.

Community need and involvement Violence and bullying are widespread across Mexico, in homes, schools, and entire communities. Ways to combat it are discussed in many places, from public officials to teachers to parents, but few approaches to curbing it (short of military and police action) have been implemented. Educational strategies are especially needed as it is in the school that young people readily experience violence on an ongoing basis.
Community Acceptance/Approval The Jalisco Secretary of Education has provided a letter of support annually since January 2013. which, is used as an introduction to each school participating

Approximately 5000 students have received the program.

Beneficiaries: Classroom of Students in Grades 3 through 5, Ages 7-11
Measurable Outcomes & Benefits
  1. Measurable outcomes & Benefits
    1. Students receive 8 hours of the anti-violence curriculum-” Guardians of the Planet”.
    2. Teachers receive in classroom training of teaching of the curriculum
    3. Teachers share information with fellow teachers and principal.
    4. Sponsoring Rotary Club/Members-They can visit classrooms, are provided with project reports, pictures.
  2. Sustainability-The involvement of the regular classroom teacher in assisting the APEH instructor in teaching the curriculum to their students will enable the teacher to integrate the curriculum into their daily lesson plans and classroom behavioral management program.
Membership Involvement:
    1. Membership Involvement
      1. The Project Manager is responsible for insuring that the project meets Rotary International standards for implementation, reporting and expenditure of funds.
      2. Treasurer-Provides information for receiving funds in the club project account, processes requests for funds from project manager and documents fund expenditures (bank statements, invoices).
      3. Publicity Chair-Collaborates with project manager in acquiring information, pictures to issue press releases regarding the project.
Community Partners Alliance for Humane Education, Butterflies en Mexico.
Projected Costs: One classroom-Cost-$8450.0 pesos to provide 8 weeks of classroom instruction, materials.
Funding Sources: Private donations, Lakeside Friends of the Animals
Project Timeline
  1. Project Timetable/Tasks to be Completed
    1. Classrooms/schools are scheduled a semester in advance of the actual instruction.  This is done by the Humane Education Alliance Coordinator.
    2. First semester of the school year, August to December is the time during which clubs in the Rotary Club of Ajijic network are notified of the opportunity to sponsor a classroom/school.
    3. Once a club to club agreement is signed off on the Rotary Project manager will notify the HEA Coordinator to finalize the schedule for the next interested school for the following semester.
    4. Upon receipt of funds in the RCA Project Account, the Project Manager will request funds for the purchase of materials.
    5. The APEH instructor providing the training is paid at the completion of the project.
Final Project Report
  1. Final Project Report is submitted within 30 days of the completion of the project.  Information to include;
    1. The number of students completing the 8 hours of instructions
    2.  Teacher report pre and post instruction of student behaviors related to personal and classroom safety.
    3. Principal’s feedback on instruction.
    4. Instructor’s comments on student/teacher response to curriculum/training.

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ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 INITIAL PROJECT APPLICATION

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date:  20 July 2017

Assigned Project Number:    0721178

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date:

Presented to the Membership:  Date:

Project Title: Fundraiser-Community Music Event

 

Project Manager: Dr. Whitehurst
Rotary Avenue of Service:

 

Club Service, Youth Service,
Rotary Areas of Focus:  Economic and community development
Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

Project Objective(s)

Project Activities

  1. Fundraising for club projects – expect to raise between 100,000 and 200,000 pesos at the event
  2. Marketing Rotary to the Community – Market the event through local newspapers, flyers, LCS, community websites and Rotary websites, involve Chapala Sunrise and Jocotepec Clubs, invite District participation
  3. Displaying the talents of local youth, community and professional musicians – Invite the participation of the San Juan Cosala Youth orchestra the we sponsor, the Lakeside Community Symphony and the Orchestra Filarmonica de Jalisco
  4. Community fellowship – Hold in a large outside venue such as the open area at LCS or the plaza in Ajijic, talk to other community organizations and churches to attend and feature works of local artists for a silent auction.  Invite the Interact and Rotaract clubs to help as ushers, ticket collectors, etc.
Description/Location/Background: Triple concert involving the 3 orchestras – begin with the Youth orchestra and end with the OFJ
Community need and involvement The funds raised from this can support numerous other Rotary projects to benefit the Community
Community Acceptance/Approval
Beneficiaries: The communities of Ajijic, Chapala, San Juan Cosala, Jocotepec, San Antonio Tlayacapan and our existing project with the Choir at the school of San Juan Cosala
Measurable Outcomes & Benefits Attendance of 200 – 500 persons raising 100,00 – 200,000 pesos after expenses
Membership Involvement: Project Managers (2)

Treasurer, Publicity Chair, Other

Lawrence Whitehurst, Monica, Anita, Carole, and Fred
Community Partners The Orchestras
Projected Costs: Charter 3 buses from GDL to Ajijic and back, Rent for the venue, snack food, wine, cheese and beverages, publicity costs…Total around 40,000 pesos
Funding Sources: Club funds to underwrite initial costs, ticket sales 500 pesos for adults, 300 pesos for seniors, 200 pesos for youths 12-18, under 12 free
Project Timeline Plan the concert for New Year’s Day like the Vienna Music Festival in Austria
Final Project Report 31 Jan 2018

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ROTARY CLUB OF AJIJIC                 INITIAL PROJECT APPLICATION

Presented to RCA Board for Review/Approval as an Initial Project:  Date:  7.20.17

Assigned Project Number:                 #0720.179

Presented to Rotary Club of Ajijic Board for Final Approval:   Date:  7.20.17

Presented to the Membership:  Date:

Project Title: Have Hammers Apprentice Sponsorship
Project Manager: Ron Howardson
Rotary Avenue of Service:

 

Youth Service
Rotary Areas of Focus:

 

Education
Project Goal(s) that reflect area of focus

Project Objective(s)

Project Activities

To sponsor a young individual to complete a 1-year apprenticeship in carpentry and woodworking at Have Hammers
Description/Location/Background: Have Hammers, Riberas del Pilar
Community need and involvement Education of our young citizens is a community’s obligation.
Community Acceptance/Approval The Have Hammer’s Organization is accepted and supported in the community since 2007.  Rotary Club of Ajijic has previously completed a project in 2012 in providing new equipment for the HH site.
Beneficiaries: Apprentice, Rotary Club of Ajijic
Measurable Outcomes & Benefits After one year as an apprentice an individual is ready to contribute to their community as a working member of that community
Membership Involvement: Project Managers (2)

Treasurer, Publicity Chair, Other

Lead to be determined at a future date, Project Manager Chair of Youth Services Committee – Ron Howardson
Community Partners Rotary Club of Ajijic
Projected Costs: $4,800.00 per apprenticeship year
Funding Sources: Rotary Club of Ajijic
Project Timeline From time of start until apprentice completes prerequisites of the one-year program
Final Project Report Chair of the Youth Services Committee

Mbw 4.18.17

 

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