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Rotary Club of

Godalming Woolsack

rotary international in great britain

and ireland

President: Mike Poulter

RIBI Club 1770 - District 1250

Registered Charity Number 1079545

Revised 19.02.2015

Regular Meetings:

Most Mondays 7:30pm for 8pm at West Surrey Golf Club

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Venue

Woolsack charity golf day 2015

Thurs 30 April

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Bringing fresh water to Ethiopian villages

The speaker at the Woolsack meeting on 9th February was Norman Coward who gave a comprehensive and interesting illustrated talk on the Spring Improvement projects in two remote mountain villages in Ethiopia. This was Woolsack’s International project for the year made possible with generous financial contributions from the Rotary Clubs of New Malden, Midhurst and Petworth and Godalming. A district grant was also received.

Norman visits Ethiopia four times a year and has been responsible for funding and organizing health posts, classrooms and clean water supplies for many communities in the Amhara region. He gave an overview of this country’s political, economic, education, health and water resources before explaining in detail the work that was carried out to deliver clean water to Marraz and Lanchecko villages throughout the year. With support from the local Councils and the villagers who collected and broke up the stones for the base of the storage tanks and the security walls, Norman organized the local Contractor to cap and seal the springs, install the ducting to carry the water down to the storage tanks. There are three separate outlet taps for cooking/drinking; a second that feeds a washing trough and the third serves a cattle trough.  

This project will bring enormous health benefits to some 750 people and their cattle. Most of these people are in Lancheko where the photographs below were taken. The project is also excellent value for money. The two spring improvement projects together were achieved with under £5,000 of donations. The happiness of the villagers is clear from the photographs and this project demonstrates once again the value of Rotary clubs working together.

Scroll down to view the photos from Lancheko