Kirkland Rotarians focused on international projects during March.  Ezra Teshome conveyed the success of efforts to eradicate Polio in Africa, and described the work resulting in the last pandemic country, Nigeria, being declared polio-free last August.  Bella Chaffey, Pauline Kamanja, and Kristin Olson reported on the Samburu Medical Camp in northern Kenya, and the Rotary Club of Costalegre, Barra de Navidad, Mexico, work on middle school safety improvements.
Rotary of Galati Donaris, Romania, president Marcel Popa explained the impact of providing incubators at St. Andrews Emergency Community Hospital.  Jim Moore of Malaria Partners International educated Rotarians about the million-dollar, multi-district, multi-club Rotary International project to eliminate malaria in a Zambia region.  Finally, Dr. Kathleen Davis, chair of District 5030's grants committee spoke about how to assemble successful grant applications.  Rotarians also heard from Juanita High School students their experiences at the Model United Nations conference supported by the club.  Thanks to Dr. Joanne Primavera and the International Service Committee for organizing this series.