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Five Avenues of Service - International Service
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     International Service in Wilmington West has meant supporting the organizations that actually work in countries with great need.  Over the years the club has provided funds for Educate the Children in Nepal, an organization developed by the wife of a club member.  Another long-term relationship is with Amistad Mission, which operates an orphanage-village in Bolivia, where our contribution has established a communal garden.  Our newest effort is a partnership with the Boulder, Colorado, Flatrocks Rotary, other clubs in the US and Colombia, and The Rotary Foundation to support the mountain village of Sogrome in Colombia in the areas of education, maternal and child health, and income-generating opportunities.  The major initiative of Rotary International is the eradication of polio by administering oral vaccine to children. This decades-long project has eliminated new cases of polio in all but 3 countries. Each year Wilmington West raises funds toward this goal.