Speaker Date Topic
Bella Chaffey, Pauline Kamanja & Kristin Olson Mar 08, 2021
Samburu Medical Camp 2020 and safety improvements at the David Alfaro Sequeiros Middle School
Samburu Medical Camp 2020 and safety improvements at the David Alfaro Sequeiros Middle School
Bella Chaffey and Pauline Kamanja will provide Rotarians an update on the Samburu Medical Camp, operated by Gloryland Missions International, which was started with the objective of transforming the lives of street families in northern Kenya.  The Women’s Empowerment Project is designed to help women become self-sustainable and free from the practice of female genital mutilation.  In addition, Kristin Olson will update the club about a project with the Rotary Club of Costalegre, Barra de Navidad, Mexico, focused on safety improvements at the David Alfaro Sequeiros Middle School.
 
Pauline Kamanja is a member of Renton Rotary Club and a humanitarian who serves as the president and founder of Gloryland Missions International.  In 2013 Pauline started a couple of different programs through GMI: One of the programs, is called Inua Mama (Uplift Mothers) Economic Empowerent.  his program caters to homeless mothers on drugs and other vulnerable women. Empowering them to archive their goals of financial Independence and break street cycle.  Upendo (love) Daycare program caters to children, whose parents are homeless.

While in Washington, Pauline serves the homeless people of Renton by delivering meals once a week through a church. She is also a part of a group of mothers, who meet once a month to encourage each other.  She holds a certificate in counseling, chaplaincy, and Theology.
 
 
Bella Chaffey is a Real Estate Agent at Windermere and founding member of Windermere's Chaffey Real Estate Team, where she partners with her long-time home builder father, Bob Chaffey.  Bella is also the president of a nonprofit, Alexander's Hope, she founded in 2017 after her brother, Alexander, suffered from an undiagnosed and then misdiagnosed heart condition causing him to almost lose his life and require a heart transplant at the age of 19.  Alexander's Hope advocates for organ donation awareness and is a partner to the Nick of Time Foundation, which provides lifesaving heart screenings to youths to test for undiagnosed heart conditions.  Bella is also involved with her community as a member of the Rotary Club of Kirkland, and boards of the Forgotten Children’s Fund and Gloryland Missions International.
 
Kristin Olson is a member of the Rotary Club of Kirkland.
Monica Fratita & Marcel Popa Mar 15, 2021
Incubators at St. Andrews Emergency Community Hospital
Incubators at St. Andrews Emergency Community Hospital
Monica Fratita is a member of the Rotary Club of Kirkland, and Marcel Popa is a member and president of the Rotary of Galati Donaris, Romania.
 
Also during this evening, Shawdi Mehrvarzan will provide Rotarians an overview of the Pacific Northwest Model United Nations Project to which the club donated funds to support the attendance of Juanita High School students.
Jim Moore of Malaria Partners International Mar 22, 2021
Rotary’s Million Dollar Malaria Grant
Rotary’s Million Dollar Malaria Grant
Jim Moore will update Rotarians on the only Rotary International Grant in 2020-21 for over $1 million.  This multi-district, multi-club Rotary International project eliminates malaria in a region in Zambia and is a proven cost-effective model.
 
Jim has been a member of the Rotary Club of Seattle for 22 years.  He served as District 5030 International Service Chair for three years, then as District Global Grant Coordinator during 2015 -2017.  Jim was a founding board member and past current vice chair of Malaria Partners International, through which he focuses on international partnerships and Rotarian efforts against malaria in Zambia and West Africa.
 
Jim’s international development interest began with three years of Peace Corps service in Nepal. Subsequently, he led multi-cultural project teams in 20 different countries of Asia and Africa, focusing on water, agriculture, and infrastructure development.  A 2009 recipient of Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” award for his international work, Jim was also a founding board member and board chair of Seattle NGO, Water 1st International, and currently serves on the board of Sahar Education International (Afghanistan).  In private business, he was CFO and COO of small and medium scale manufacturing companies, worked in venture capital, and served on the boards of two private companies.  Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in engineering and applied physics, a Master of Business Administration and a Master in Regional Planning degree from Harvard University.  To avoid an empty nest, Jim and his wife, Kristi, have hosted 35 international students in their home over the past 15 years.