Curent project is underway with almost 8 wells complete and a target of 11 wells to be finished by the end of October 2014 completing the first phase – photographs and details to follow
With the success of the Galway Bay and Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County Golf Tournaments in September of 2012 and 2013 we raised over $25,000 toward our “Clean Water for Malawi Project”. We would like to thank everyone for their support and sponsorship and particularly for all those that volunteered to make each of these tournaments a huge success.
With these funds in hand we had diligently prepared to apply for a Rotary International Global Grant. With the potential for matching funds and additional sponsorships we intended to complete a $70,000 project. The project would install 25 wells at 15 locations within a 30 mile radius of the village of Nkhemenya, Malawi. It would incorporate a sanitation training program by certified college students from the region with each of the target communities and install several latrines where they would be most in need. However this would not turn out this way, just yet…..
Over the last year we had been diligently preparing and completing our online grant application however within the last few weeks we learned the news that our partner club in Malawi was unable to qualify due to non compliance of two of the necessary requirements. This was a devastating blow to our plans and basically meant that receiving funding as part of a Rotary Global Grant would not happen, at least any time soon.
We were not deterred by this set back and have revised our plans for what we have now termed as Phase 2 of our project. The new budget is $40,000 and the target is 15 Wells, sanitation education and a possible latrine. All of the arrangements had been ready to go in Malawi so we are pushing forward to deliver on our promise to the community.
We thank the Rotary Club of Annapolis for their commitment of $1,200, the Rotary Club of Leonardtown for theirs of $3,000 and most recently the Rotary Club of Severna Park for their monetary commitment of $500. All of these clubs are now listed as a official Rotary Club partners on this project.
To learn more about the project please take a few minutes to review the You Tube presentation by clicking HERE.
If you have any questions, wish to become a partner of the project or would like myself or someone to present to your club or organization on the project please do not hesitate to contact me, my contact details are below.
443 822 1606
Hi everyone – we are counting down to this years Golf tournament and final fundraising push for the Water for Malawi project. This 2nd phase of our efforts in Malawi completes the application for a Rotary International Global grant and will make up the $75,000 total budget amount needed to install 25 wells in over 15 communities providing safe, clean water to over 5,000 people.
Help us spread the word and forward the information for the tournament to anyone that you may know who would like to help or support us by offering a donated item for auction, participation in the tournament, or donating any amount toward the fundraiser.
Go to Register for all the information on the tournament and signing up or donating
Registration is going well and we have already received many gift items which are now featured and available for bid on our Online Auction.
Will keep you posted
Thanks – Anthony
Go to Galway Bay Golf Info for more details.
We are also finalizing the details for the Rotary International Grant Application and will have lots to fill you in on at the tournament – Book your spot now by going online and signing up. We will send reminders and keep you updated – Thank you for your support as always
Anthony and the golf Tournament Committe
Since the conclusion of the 2012 Golf Tournament we have been busy behind the scenes preparing for our grant application to Rotary International to help achieve our goal of building 15 water wells in the Nkhamenya region. Thanks to all of our sponsors, players, advertisers and volunteers. We raised just over $16,000 to help build our budget needed of over $75,000 to complete the work. Congratulations also to the winners of our Trip to Ireland Raffle (pictured here) which helped a great deal in raising the funds. We look forward to hearing from Jane and Bruce Keil, the lucky winners, upon their return from Ireland in mid 2013 – have a great time Jane and Bruce, slainte
We have just two days to go to the 13th Annual Golf Tournament. The players are in place and the weather is forecasted to be a a beautiful 72 degrees and sunny. We still have a few more spots if you feel like being a last minute addition just give us a call at 410 263 8333 or just show up at the Golf course on Monday. We have some fantastic silent and live auction prizes going up for grabs.
Wish us a great day and thanks for everyone’s support
We are getting closer to the date for our annual tournament September 10th – please pass on the word to anyone that might be interested in playing or supporting the tournament by sponsoring or donating a silent or live auction prize. All of the details are available on the Galway Bay website at www.galwaybaymd.com. Thank you for your help and support 2012 Golf Brochure
Hi everyone – I am delighted to announce that we have secured our date for this years golf tournament and want to let you know so that you can mark it in your calendars. The 13th Annual Tournament will be held again at Old South Country Club on September 10th, all of the details are up on the Galway Bay web site at www.galwaybaymd.com.
We have been busy this year following the last tournament and have helped Father Angels with some major repair work on the Teachers Houses at the Girls and the Boys Primary Schools. We have also begun to map out the locations for the bore holes for 2013. Malawi will be become a Rotary Future Vision district in 2013 and this will allow us to apply for additional funding to do a much larger project than we would have originally taken on. With the seed money form this tournament we have planned to approach other community clubs and Rotary International to achieve our goal of 15 bore hole wells throughout the 20 mile radius of the Nhekamenya community. This is an adventurous goal and one that with your help at this tournament we can get on the road to achieving. Please mark your calendars and watch out for more details coming via email. If you are already considering a donation for a prize or indeed becoming one of our main sponsors for the tournament please contact me directly at any time
thanks for the support – already looking forward to a great tournament in September – Will keep you all posted
Thanks to all who participated, played or helped sponsor this years tournament we succeeded in raising $13,000 dollars to go toward work in Malawi – Father Angelo and I are busy prioritizing the plans on how best to use the funds this year.
Thank you to also to all of the volunteers who helped to make this tough year successfull