Jun 08, 2021 12:00 PM
The Outreach Program

Isaac McNary began humanitarian work during high school after his first trip to impoverished villages in Nicaragua. Since then, his relief and development work with the world’s most vulnerable populations has taken him to Central America, South America, Africa and impoverished communities in the United States.

In 2009, Isaac began engaging hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the U.S. in meal packing events to package more than 50 million meals for food insecure people both here in America and various developing countries. During the response to the Haiti earthquake in 2010, he coordinated a six-month effort to engage more than 120,000 volunteers across America to package more than 20 million meals for disaster relief. During the pandemic of 2020, he coordinated the packaging of more than 10 million meals in Kansas for a nation-wide response.

Isaac is the Project Manager for The Outreach Program, an international non-profit with a mission to provide a future for the world’s most vulnerable children through safe water, food, medical care and education. His area of expertise is in the creation and installation of solar-powered water purification systems and frequently travels to Tanzania, East Africa where Outreach has been creating social impact through those four areas since 2004.

Isaac is also a professional visual storyteller and uses photography and videography expertise to create compelling narratives for humanitarian efforts. 

Today, Isaac will speaker to our club about the Gallapo Water Project. District 5680 is partnering with The Outreach Program and The Rotary club of Babati Tanzania to provide clean water to the village of Gallapo, Tanzania. Population 19,500. They will be refurbishing a large communal water system and installing Waterpoint Stationary systems in each of the seven schools in Gallapo to provide strategic access points to clean water around the village.

Isaac is the President-Elect of the El Dorado Rotary Club.

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Isaac makes homemade soap that he sells on Etsy. All the money he collects from his soap sells in June will be donated to Rotary's End Polio Now campaign. He will have some extra bars of his specialty soap at the meeting to purchase for $9 each. Bring cash or check or pay by credit card on your phone by going to his Etsy site to pay: 
Kristine Sabino will also be joining us for our meeting today. She is the teacher at Hadley Middle School who requested funds to purchase four microscopes for her classroom. She will give us an update on how that was a benefit for her students.
There will be a Wine Committee Meeting immediately following our club meeting.
Smiley Signs at Randy Bowles' House
Randy was a participant in the Riverfest Porch Parade and included the Rotary smiley signs as part of his display. 
Submit your $100 or more Foundation donation before the end of this Rotary year, June 30, to be entered into our annual drawing of a week's stay at Roger Bowles' cabin in Buena Vista! Make checks payable to: The Rotary Foundation.
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Member Birthdays
Joey Timmer
June 1
Maurice Linnens
June 6
Ann Welborn
June 7
DeAnn Sullivan
June 10
Sharon West
June 18
Colby Reynolds
June 25
Membership: 59
LAST YEAR: no meeting due to covid
Membership: 61
Jacob Pfanenstiel (HS Scholarship recipient) and his parents 
Gayle Goetz - Downtown Rotarian &  Club Administrator. Joining her was
Kitchel Woods, Downtown Rotary Club, Administrative Assistant
Mark Hansen was in competition to beat the previous week's amount. He succeeded!
Bob Nelson drew a Joker so no pay out in our last raffle. This week the pot will be worth $134 if an Ace is drawn. Proceeds from the raffle are used to purchase groceries for needy families at Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas.
JUNE STAR CLASS: June 15, 11:30 a.m. (before our club meeting) in the Par Room at RHCC. The topic will be the "History of Rotary".
Jacob Pfannenstiel, our second of three recipients awarded with our club's $1,000 scholarship to attend a Kansas Vo-Tech School, attended our May 25 club meeting with his parents. Jacob graduated from Bishop Carroll High School and plans to attend WSU Tech in the Construction Science program.
(Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
Each year our club provides a partial scholarship for up to three students to attend RYLA camp. It has traditionally been a 5-day camp held on the Southwestern College campus, but last year due to covid, the camp was canceled. This year, it was an abbreviated one day "pop-up" camp held last Tuesday, June 1st, in Wichita. We had one student, Elijah Hunt, who participated. 
Elijah will be a senior at Valley Center High School and is the grandson of Diane Walker.
Dear West Wichita Rotary Club,
Thank you for providing the opportunity for me to attend this year's RYLA camp. There were about 35 students from around Kansas who attended. I learned new leadership skills that will be helpful in school, sports and life. We also played games and talked about ideas on how we can do community service in our area.
It was a great experience.
Thank you!
Elijah Hunt
Saturday, June 19th
6:05 p.m. game time;
  gates open at 4:30 p.m.