Friends Forever, Feb 2007.  This project involved hosting 10 youth from Northern Ireland, 5 Catholic and 5 Protestants to build their friendships. The program lasted 10-14 days in which the teens were forced to live, work and play together.  Orlando Rotarians entertained them in their homes and businesses.  The 10 youth enjoyed our local tourist attractions, our culture, our government and our economy while continuing to go through group sessions of problem solving and group resolution.  Guiding forces behind this project were Dick Crabtree and Tom Olsen.  Total cost was $18,000, DDF was $1,400.  In kind gifts; housing, meals and tourist attractions are included in total.
Ivey Lane Elementary 5th Grade,  April 2007.  A field trip to Tallahassee, Florida where thirty students took buses to our state capital to observe our government and learn the history of the State of Florida.  Club President Jim Stowers worked with Ivey Lane Elementary personnel to cover the remaining cost of this trip for these students.  Total cost was $1,578, DDF was $1,578.
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DG1617-10 Ivey Lane Food Pantry RCO conducted a food drive on November 3 & 10, Rotarians contributed 135 food items valued at $326 plus $32 cash. On Nov 25 a Rotarian and Ivey Lane personnel purchased 204 food items for $247.60. On Dec $120 was received from a raffle for food. On Jan 19 & 26, Rotarians contributed 134 food items valued $266. On Mar 8, 198 food items were purchased for $255.41. Difference between tape and reimbursement was a cash contribution of $4.87. Also on Mar 8, 115 food items were purchased with cash contributions for $152. Total food items collected was 786. Cash purchases: DDF $500, contributed cash $156.87; Food items value $592. Total $1,248.87. All food items were placed in Ivey Lane Elementary Food Pantry.
DG1617-17 Interact Scholarship The scholarship was not awarded this since no student qualified for this award. The DDF$1000 was subsequently awarded to our outstanding Global Grant for the Clinic in Chameleon in Honduras.
DG1617-28 RYLA This is the second year that the Rotary Club of Orlando has provided scholarships to RYLA Camp. RYLA, Rotary Youth leadership Award, is a 3 day program teaching team building and leadership and includes numerous activities supporting these areas; ropes course, speech competition, archery, canoeing, evening campfires and more. Awardees were; Rachel Romaine - Boone High School, Eric Tormanen - Boone High School, Reid Marlett - Boone High School, Jackson Partlow - Boone High School, Savannah Partlow - Boone High School, Riley Winslow - Lake Mineola High School. Scholarship cost is $250 each. Total cost of grant was $1,500, DDF was $1,500.
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Rotary’s guiding principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world. 
We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of our club’s activity.
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Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
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Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
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Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.
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