Posted by BJN on Dec 16, 2017

Welcome to Meeting No. 120 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 


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Andrew Youn started One Acre Fund in 2006. One Acre Fund only serves smallholder farmers in East Africa – and provides farm inputs, finance, and training that boosts farm profits by 50%. One Acre Fund has 6,000 staff who serve 600,000+ families per year, plus 750,000+ more families via partnership. The organization will double in size by 2020, and aims to be the most impactful distribution network for life-improving goods in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Andrew graduated from Yale magna cum laude, is a former management consultant at Oliver Wyman, and received his MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

President's Message

We are having our end of year board meeting tonight and hope to induct a new member during the proceedings all being well.


In Rotary, this month we are thinking about disease prevention and treatment. Rotary works hard in this area not the least is the PolioPlus program. However, Rotary is active in a number of other  health areas and I urge you to seek out the material in this area. Brian will be helping us do this in our weekly meetings.    


Have a great week.




Deanne S.



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This week's meeting material

Doing Good: Fighting Disease

3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty - Andrew Youn - Half of the world's poorest people have something in common: they're small farmers. In this eye-opening talk, activist Andrew Youn shows how his group, One Acre Fund, is helping these farmers lift themselves out of poverty by delivering to them life-sustaining farm services that are already in use all over the world. Enter this talk believing we'll never be able to solve hunger and extreme poverty, and leave it with a new understanding of the scale of the world's biggest problems.
Brian Norris
Website Manager 
This officially ends meeting No.120.
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