Posted by BJN on Aug 19, 2017

Welcome to Meeting No. 107 of the Rotary Club of Latitude 38


Chance Coughenour

Chance Coughenour

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

President's Message

Hello everyone,


I hope you have all had a good fortnight. There was no meeting last week as Brian our webmaster was in Queensland a good place to be given the weather in southern Australia. Only Carol, Pete and Sophanit would have had some relief from the cold.


This month, in Rotary, we focus on basic education and literacy and there is material below that is relevant to this matter. This is an issue in Australia as well as in developing countries so it is worth our attention.


I hope you are all keeping well and enjoy the meeting and the coming week.




Deanne S.


This week's meeting material
  • Supporting Education - More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
  • Rotary Club Literacy Project - Many of us die at 40 and live to 80. Travis is determined to not let this happen. Are you fully living your life? Travis has some ideas about how you can do that instead of wish it.
  • How your pictures can reclaim lost history - Digital archaeologist Chance Coughenour is using pictures -- your pictures -- to reclaim antiquities that have been lost to conflict and disaster. After crowdsourcing photographs of destroyed monuments, museums and artifacts, Coughenour uses advanced technology called photogrammetry to create 3D reconstructions, preserving the memory of our global, shared, human heritage. Find out more about how you can help celebrate and safeguard history that's being lost.
Brian Norris
Website Manager 
This officially ends meeting No.107.
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