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Rotary Club of Castle Pines continues fundraising efforts for Haiti

Rotary Club of Castle Pines Charter President Karl Krueger (left) and current President Elaine Love (center) presented a $7,500 check to Alison Rakotonirina, executive director for the Colorado Haiti Project (right).

By Elizabeth Wood West; photo courtesy of Patricia Fiske

Members of the Rotary Club of Castle Pines (RCCP) recently donated $7,500 to the Colorado Haiti Project (CHP).

According to RCCP charter member Patricia Fiske, “Our commitment on our Charter Night was to leverage the funds donated for the children of Haiti. Many of [CHP’s] goals and principles closely align with Rotary’s goals and objectives, particularly Rotary’s goal of understanding the community needs prior to doing a project and only doing projects that can become self-sustainable over time.”

Colorado Haiti Project is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that partners with the Haitian Episcopal Diocese and Haitian people to help set goals and achieve solutions relating to extreme poverty, clean water, community and public health, job training, and economic self-sufficiency.

RCCP’s donation will help fund CHP’s SHARE Project – Student Health and Access to Reproductive Education. SHARE’s overall goal is to improve the health of St. Paul School’s students by addressing preventative care, nutrition, and hygienic practices.

RCCP’s donation will specifically target student health screenings and a health and hygiene curriculum. This phase of the project is being implemented in partnership with a consultant, Haitian health and hygiene instructors, and the school nurse for the current school year. The SHARE Project also includes construction of a cafeteria that will provide proper bathroom and hand-washing facilities for students and cooks, a covered cooking area, and indoor seating. For information about Colorado Haiti Project, visit

RCCP will also be joining five other Douglas County rotary clubs in collaboration with Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus to bring a Family 9Health Fair to Douglas County in September.

RCCP currently has 25 active members and meets every Thursday at 7:00 a.m. at The Country Club at Castle Pines and every third Thursday at Duke’s in Castle Pines at 5:30 p.m. for happy hour.

For information about Rotary Club of Castle Pines, call Patricia Fiske at 303-660-8899 or by e-mail



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