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ShelterBox was founded to provide emergency shelter to people affected by disasters and humanitarian crises around the world. Since 2000, ShelterBox staff and volunteers have helped to shelter more than 1.5 million people in more than 100 countries around the world.   Frank Spear- ShelterBox Ambassador talks about the program and what can we do.

Homelessness in Savannah was presented by The Rev. Michael Chaney is a bi-vocational Episcopal priest at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Savannah and works closely with the homeless Community of St Joseph in west Savannah. He is also a professor of Film and Television at SCAD and works with the Savannah Film Festival.  His work as clergy, artist, and educator focuses on building relationships across boundaries and finding common ground while honoring and celebrating diversity. Originally from Mississippi, he has lived in Savannah for over twenty-two years.  He is married to Nicole Koplik, a special education advocate with the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism.  They have three sons.  He's an avid outdoorsman and likes craft beer and has enjoyed playing designer board games with his family during the Covid crisis.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the Rotary Club of Skidaway Island inducted its 2020-21 President, Lynn Gensamer. The annual installation of Officers and Directors usually takes place at a social gathering, but this year, due to restrictions imposed by the COVID 19 pandemic, it took place via a Zoom meeting. Assistant District 6920 Governor Whitney Shephard administered the oath of office.
(DISTRICT 6290) Rotary District 6920, the Skidaway Island Rotary Club , GA, the Vista Hermosa Rotary Club in Guatemala, and Phalarope, Inc. have been awarded a Rotary Foundation Global Grant.
 
The grant will fund Rotary’s support of the Ixchel Maternal and Child Health Program in the Guatemalan municipality of Chimaltenango. Funding will help expand maternal and child care in Guatemala to 12 communities. In 2019, Phalarope, as the managing organization in collaboration with Rotary International, District 6920, the Skidaway Island Rotary Club and and the Vista Hermosa Rotary Club, developed and implemented a training program for comadronas (traditional midwives) in 8 communities in Chimaltenango.

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