We had three good speakers at our meeting on 3/31, Kris Ansin , the Executive Director of the Mali Health Organizing Project, returned to be presented a check from the club to support the project.  Kris spends two months in Mali each year and spends the rest of the year in the U.S.A raising funds and  taking care of the business side of the project.  Each year, some 2,000 children from the slums are provided health care twice a year in an attempt to decrease the high infancy mortality rate.       The second presentation featured Paula Bye, Executive Director of the Paul Center and a club member, and Brian Reidy, a member of the Board of Directors at the Paul Center.  The 16 acre facility provides educational, social and recreational services throughout the year, though their summer program is best known.  Some forty-five area communities are served by this local organization.  What could we do to help??             

Pictures -  Brian Reidy with President Laurie Lahey  (larger man)  and Kris Ansin with President Laurie Lahey   

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