Speaker Date Topic
Linda Chamberlain and Student Ambassadors May 22, 2019
Community work being done at the student level
RICHARD S. LAWRENCE May 29, 2019
Guatemala Water Project

INTRODUCTION – RICHARD S. LAWRENCE
Rick received Bachelor of Building Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He was a practicing architect in Manchester, CT for 46 years until his retirement in 2015 when he and Elin made Ft. Lauderdale their residence and began spending summers in Rhode Island.
He joined the Manchester, CT Rotary Club in 1978 and received the first of six Paul Harris Fellow awards in 2000. For the past six years he has served as District 7890 Chair for Water & Sanitation Projects. In 2014 Rotary International presented him with the “Service Above Self” Award – Rotary’s highest honor and awarded annually to a maximum of 150 individuals throughout the world.
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While vacationing in Guatemala in 2006 Rick attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of La Antigua, Guatemala, making the initial connections that resulted in nineteen sustainable clean water and sanitation projects completed from 2007 through 2018. His presentation today describes the efforts to fund another three villages in the current Rotary year 2018-2019 utilizing a seventh and eighth Global Grants.
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