International

This committee deals with international projects and disaster relief work.


Plans for the year:

John Barrow (JB) (Chair), Barrie Birch (BB),  Pierre Richterich (PR), Robert  Askew (RA), 

No Committee Meeting has been held, either physically or virtually, prior to putting together this programme for 2021/22, which does however benefit from some continuity following Projects in the previous year’s Programme, also carrying NEW elements.

Project
Comments
Intended Outcome of Meeting
Member to

Lead

1. Polio
    Plus
Virtual Speaker from District in April 2021

https://www.endpolio.org/

Improved knowledge for Members - given the COVID-19 situation worldwide, and its effect on the Polio-plus programme:
JDB
2. Sand
    Dams
    for
    Kenya
The Club is holding aside a sum of £1,000, a Donation being dependent upon Funds raised at District via RC Brighouse.

https://www.excellentdevelopment.com/


This Project is to be re-Assessed at District during October.  An alternative Country is Ghana, where a Dam can be built for approx £12k
Such a change to original Country will result in Members being asked to
re-Authorise  [or Cancel our Donation of £500, and return Grant Money of £500 to District]
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3. Shelter
    Box Talk
£590 for ONE Box
https://www.shelterbox.org/
(Contents tailored according to need in situ)

Speaker – either Virtual or Physical - and Viewing of Box Contents
Donation possible

RA
4. Remote
    Village
     in
     western
     Uganda
Womens’ Workshops making Bags & Clothing     Canon & Chris Mitchell
Talk with Slides.  Clothing / Bags available to buy
No Direct Donation is sought

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5.Saltergate
   Children’s
   Home
   Ethiopia
Schooling & Care etc – Kevin Morley
Club determined in 2019/20 to provide continuing support for this Project
Virtual / Physical Updates on a regular basis   

APM
6.Saltergate
   Children’s
   Home
   Ethiopia
Women’s Sanitation - A Project entirely NEW to the Club which has recently been put in hand with the help of Issy Sanderson of RC York Ainsty, and of course, Kevin Morley.The Project consists of the manufacture by Kevin’s Team of Machinists in Addis Ababa of Feminine Hygiene Apparel using Templates supplied by RC York Ainsty.  
It enables Girls to continue to attend School during Menstruation

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7. Ocean
    Youth
    Trust
North Sea Sailing for a Week
http://www.oytnorth.org.uk/
Cost of a Place has been estimated at £800-900 (subject to enquiry).

A District Grant would leave a NET Cost to Club of ≈ £400-450    This Project is relatively low-Cost, and would run only if a District Grant can be obtained (for which we need to apply before 15th July 2021)
    Suitable Candidates would be sought over Winter 2021/22. The week on board The James Cook would take place in July/August 2022

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8. Sea
    Cadets
    Bradford
    Branch
It is intended to seek a Visit to the Bradford Branch, following an invitation received in 2019 from the Commander.
This Visit would follow a Club Meal (assuming we continue to meet in the Evening), and would finish at 9pm, as for RotaryJDB
9. Specs.
After a ‘Lockdown’ break, we continue to collect old Specs.
A NEW Outlet ‘SPECSORT’ has been established via RC York Ainsty
Communty Cttee also has Scheme with SPECSAVE in Guiseley    RC York Ainsty sorts and grades SPECS prior to dispatch to needy countries.  Cases are sold through local Charity shops in York.
 

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