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THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE 2020 - 2021

Members: John Yule (Chair), David Wallwork, Peter Walker, John Charlton.

 

It was agreed to continue the practice from the previous year that priorities for the year will be identified in place of detailed spending plans. This will allow flexibility throughout the year to adjust our plans and priorities as issues and needs arise. In making spending decisions the committee intends to consider the relative wealth of the receiving country, its culture and the likelihood of lives and opportunities being improved.

 

The committee will examine means to shift away from after-the-fact disaster relief donations to before-the-fact disaster preparedness projects.

 

The Club may consider partnering with other clubs in the District to enable more ambitious projects beyond the resources of any single club.  It was suggested at District Assembly that projects with an environmental focus (such as plastic in the oceans) could be used to involve schools and could also be helpful in attracting younger potential members.  The committee would partner with the Youth Committee on these projects.

 

The Committee would like to continue with the lendwithcare initiative, which is in its fourth year.

Other identified priorities, not in any particular order;

• Provision of clean water,

• Sewage and safe waste disposal,

• Disease prevention – with a possible focus on Malaria,

• Training to empower people, especially if this results in self sufficiency,

• Disability

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