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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Pieter Hands Check to Rotary Club Ketti Valley, India

During my 4th Consulting Trip to India, together with husband Pieter, he did also visit the Ketti Valley Rotary Club for handing them a US $ 500.00 check from our own Rotary Club of Dublin, Georgia.
Here husband Pieter hands the US $ 500.00 check to the Ketti Valley Rotary President in India.
The check from our own Dublin, Georgia USA Rotary Club
Sorry, my photos are NOT good but it is what it is!
Rotary Club of Ketti Valley District 3200
They just had a meeting without any food or drinks being served.
Husband Pieter tells something about the Dublin, Georgia Rotary Club
There were chairs lined up and this is the room we met in.
Mingling and talking
President standing under Club's banner...
Me to the right talking with one of the Lady Rotary members...
Wearing my Yves Saint Laurent silk shawl, a gift from a Swiss mushroom friend.

In combination with Rotary International and The Innerwheel Club of Ketti Valley they also did FREE CLINIC by LADY DOCTORS
Such a Lady Doctor at work...
And again here, the same Lady Doctor
The US $ 500.00 check from our local Dublin, Georgia Rotary Club would get used for teaching the poorest women English...
And also teaching them to sew or to knit on machines which they later on would get to take home so they could start making their own living.

There is so much to do in countries like India...

Thanks for your visit and comment!

Related links:
My 4th Consulting Trip to India after HUGE Landslide | previous post by me
Husband Pieter's DANGEROUS Trip back from India | previous post by me
My 3rd trip to India - Consulting Together with Husband Pieter | previous post by me
Consulting for Pond's (India) Limited Mushroom Project | previous post by me
My 2nd trip to India - Consulting Together with Husband Pieter | previous post by me
Brindavan Gardens Mysore with Luxury Heritage Hotel | previous post by me

26 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, Volunteering our own time is vital to many charities, but handing over that check also makes a satisfying moment. It represents the spirit of one Rotary chapter to another, and represents many individual donations as well as group efforts at fundraising. By the way, Rotary is also active in Taiwan, with a similar array of activities.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      It is very rewarding and satisfying for delivering those funds literally.
      Both of us have very positive experiences with Rotary Clubs the world over!
      They literally can break down borders and bypass politics.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. liebe Mariette,

    herzliche Grüße
    Elisabeth

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  3. The Salvation Army has a shelter here for Ethiopian women and while they are there for a month or two, they are taught to sew and then items are sold for pocket money. I went there some years ago and taught the girls some Christmas crochet which they then sold at bazaars. Great skills to give them and to keep them occupied while they wait to go home.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      It certainly goes by the very wise Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
      Always a pleasure for becoming an active part of such, like you yourself experienced.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Dear Mariette - it is wonderful that Pieter was able to give a cheque to the Ketti Rotary Club enabling their poorest women to learn English, and then also giving them machines to help them make a living once they had learnt to knit and sew. How happy they look too.

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      This sure was a project after our hearts and it is wonderful to see things like this where others come together for lifting up the poorest of the poor.
      That happy feeling probably will be remembered for their lifetime!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. It's wonderful the money is used for education and training. It sure looks the ladies are enjoying to learn!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      The very best way to really help is education indeed and providing the tools for putting into practice what they've learned!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, such are highlights of our memoirs!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. I enjoy going back in time with you. My former son-in-law, who my daughter and our entire family are close with, married a lovely woman named Roopal three years ago. Her family lives in India, she travels there several times a year and always brings back a gift for me. I have learned much about Indian culture and custom from Roopal (who calls me by my grandmother name Woonie.)

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      What an added happiness Roopal has become to your life!
      We both have several Indian friends for over three decades and longer.
      The Hindu culture also teaches to go the extra mile and they often bring that into practice.
      Knowing and understanding their culture enriches our lives!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      Yes, they're staying with us till the end of our lives...
      It made both of us feel so rich inside!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Hello dear Mariette!
    Such beautiful pictures and memories sharing with us!
    Glad that the club helped those poor women to learn English,to knit and sew!
    Wishing you a lovely day and a happy week ahead! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Yes, it was a very practical approach by Rotary International and a lasting one!
      A joy for helping them a bit further.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. A Rotary Club tem um trabalho social muito interessante por esse mundo fora.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Caro Francisco Manuel,
      Na verdade é a função do Rotary Club, a nível mundial um dos melhores!
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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  11. Hi,again Mariette,
    You and Pieter have such wonderful memories, and so great that you still keep those photos.
    Especially I love the last two photos. How wonderful to know the money is used for the poor women to learn English,and to make their own living.
    Have a lovely day.

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    1. Dearest Tomoko,
      Yes, those are indeed wonderful memories to treasure for a life time.
      It is the very best help anyone can extend to the poorest of the poor.
      Teaching them a skill for being able to make a living.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Rotary is a wonderful organization. My husband was an assistant district governor in Houston. We were very active. Youth exchange,GSE hosts, friendship exchange...etc,etc. How wonderful that you could see your rotary club’s donation put to use.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Yes it is indeed a wonderful and world wide organization!
      Glad you also have experienced a wonderful inside scoop of its many worthwhile activities.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Dearest Mariette,
    I've just seen your msg in Etsy. You are such a sweetheart. Thanks for letting me know about the problem. It is very strange. Let me check.
    Thanks a lot for reminding me again.
    Hugs.. XOXO

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    1. Dearest Krishna,
      So happy that we got it solved now and what remains a puzzle is why the URL when copied from the browser is different...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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