On November 13th, the Global Grants committee hosted a special meeting for the project partners and representatives from the District and the Rotary Foundation.   The Mhezi Village Water Project will be the club's third project in the Same District of Tanzania, partnering with the Rotary Club of Same as our host club.    Under the new global grant model, large projects which are sustainable to the areas and people affected are favored.   The Mhezi Village project will be close to a $400,000 project.    The funds for this project will come from our club's partners; Rotary club and respective Districts,  individuals and companies.  These funds are then matched by the Rotary Foundation.   
Pictured from left to right: (seated) Dave Fox, Harold Jensen (Ames Morning Rotary), JoAnn Becker (Rotary Club of Grinnell), Gerald Klonglan, B.J. Ukena (Rotary Club of Rockwell City), Dan Becker (Rotary Club of Grinnell).   (standing) Craig Miller (Rotary Club of Des Moines), Steve Jones, Jim Patton, Bob Main (Rotary Club of Newton), Tom Mott (Rotary Club of Newton), Chris Bartleson (Rotary Club of Winterset), Past District Governor Chris Knapp, and David Hansen.
If you are interested in learning more about the Mhezi Village project or would like to make a contribution, please contact Gerald Klonglan.