Decorah Rotary Board Members pictured are, from left (back row): John Bender, district governor, Al Lerstrom, Mike Haluska, Kurt DeVore, Kelly Reagan; (front row): Jennifer Gipp, Paul Scott, club president, Ashley Klocke. Not Pictured: Barrett Gipp, Jim Morrow, Ron Taylor. (Photo by Julie Berg-Raymond)
The Decorah Rotary Club made a generous contribution of $2,500 to Gundersen Global Partners - Nicaragua, which is an is an organization that began in 2008 with a goal to create a global healthcare model for underserved regions by developing long-term sustainable community-to-community partnerships. The Decorah Rotary Club's donation will go towards providing clean drinking water, educational opportunities and improved eye care and medical care in rural coffee farming communities in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. The Decorah Rotary Club's next fundraising event for local scholarships, community development and international projects is the second annual Loop de Loop Half Marathon/5K Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 a.m. Information can be found on the Decorah Rotary Club's website: decorahrotary.org.