Charles R. Warne, who has been working with wife Gillaine with an agricultural program in Haiti for more than 11 years, will be the guest speaker at noon May 3 Lake Wylie Rotary Club meeting at Good Samaritan UMC.
Warne will share stories from Haiti about the project helping to feed more than 17,000 children and teach sustainable agricultural, as well as the many large projects Rotarians are doing to help eliminate the massive problems of homelessness, malnutrition and disease that have overtaken the nation.
“As long as the people in Haiti do not have access to clean water, cholera will be a major issue for them,” said Les Smith, president of the Rotary Club of Lake Wylie. Rotary District 7750, which encompasses most of the western half and upstate South Carolina, has focused efforts in Haiti, even before the 2010 earthquake hit.
Warne, the president of the Rotary Club of Greenville was presented with Rotary’s highest honor, The Service Above Self Award, on March 14. Out of the 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide, no more than 150 Rotarians receive this award.
Alina Ziaja MacNichol, executive director of the Charlotte International Cabinet, which promotes Charlotte as an international city and serves as a resource to foster Charlotte’s international relationships will be the May 24 speaker.
The Rotary Club of Lake Wylie meets at noon Tuesdays at Good Samaritan United Methodist Church. Guests are welcome to attend the catered luncheon. Cost is $9.
Published in Lake Wylie Pilot