In 2007, the leadership of our District was audacious enough to challenge us to create a model for eliminating extreme poverty in the developing world.  At last year’s District Conference many of you had the opportunity to meet some of the remarkable women we are working with in El Corozo, a small, poor, rural community in Nicaragua.  The program will provide an update on our progress in achieving this goal as well as a reflection of some of our accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned.


Dave Newman has been a Rotarian since 1981. He is the past President of the Fridley Rotary Club and for the past fourteen years has been a member of the Stillwater Sunrise Club. Dave has held a variety of leadership positions in our Rotary district, including for the past several years he has been the Chair for Fast for Hope. Dave has made 12 trips to Nicaragua. He is the recipient of the “Service Above Self” award from Rotary International and is a major donor to the Rotary Foundation.