May 6 – Sister Judy spoke about the Sister Water Project, a program sponsored by the Sisters of St Francis in Dubuque, IA. Our club, along with our Interact club, have been raising funds to build two wells in Tanzania. Our total donation of $10,000 will fund the pumps, labor, and all needed materials for two new wells. Funds are still being raised to meet the goal. Interact members are raising money from the Caledonia community to be matched by $5000 from the Caledonia Rotary Club. She told us that all money donated goes directly to the water project.
Women in Tanzania often walk many kilometers to fetch water of dubious quality. Less than 40% of the rural population and less than 70% of the urban population have access to piped water. Life expectancy is 46 years.
May 13, 2016
Alex Galotti, foreign exchange student from France, spoke about his family and community in France and his experiences here. He is living with the Francis and Heather Myhre family in Caledonia.
Alyssa Meiners and Briana Sand, Caledonia High School juniors, reported their experiences as participants at the Responsibility Retreat last month. Some themes from their perspectives were: Leaders may have a good or bad influence. Be yourself, don’t worry about what others think. Support others. Try new things.
At the conclusion of the event held in LaCrosse with about 200 other students, they made a pledge of what they’d like to see as a change in school.