|Vantage team visits Haiti|
|Wednesday, April 24, 2013 1:37 PM|
Social studies teacher Peg Bollenbacher, the club’s advisor, has traveled to Haiti annually for 10 years. She will retire this year and is turning over the Interact Club to science teacher Matthew Miller. Bollenbacher will continue to return to Haiti annually on her own, as she has a deep bond with the local Haitians involved in our project.
Vantage will continue to target resources to meet their instructional needs. As incoming president of Van Wert Rotary, my service project will likely be constructing a green structure, or Earthship, (google Earthship Haiti) to supply solar power and sanitized water to some degree. Several of Ohio’s Rotary club’s incoming presidents have indicated possible interest in helping accomplish this important goal.
As I expected prior to going to Haiti, words cannot express what I saw and experienced during the seven days I was there. I have memories for a lifetime, a lot of photos of the culture and people, and a renewed commitment to our Interact Club’s project in Haiti.