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Agenda for On Line Meeting
20 June 2017
6:30 PM PDT
- Welcome from President Emmanuel Itier
- Roll call and Introductions
- Rotary Moment
- Current Announcements and News
- Comments and Questions – one minute per member
- Inspirational Moment
20 June 2017
Robert Smith and Marsha Hunt
Marsha Hunt is an Emmy Award winning Producer, writer, and director. Marsha has enjoyed a great deal of success in her career, starting off in animation in her early years, and then transitioning into live action. . Among her clients are FOX Sports, DirecTV, The Discovery Channel, SPEED, Deportees, the Soccer Channel, Fuel TV, Disney, Warner Brothers and other companies all over the world. As a producer, staying in touch with current trends and events in technology and popular culture has always been a priority. Marsha’s responsibilities have also required her to deal with the press and make on camera statements. Working with personnel and budgets has been a daily responsibility. In addition, she is quite accustomed to the constant stress of deadlines and changing priorities. Marsha is a creative innovator, with a dynamic, ‘make it happen’ personality. She is always looking for a new, interesting, and exciting way to present a subject. Marsha absolutely loves being a producer. As a creative writer/producer/director, ‘original thinking’ has been the corner stone of her career.
As a volunteer, Marsha Hunt has learned to rely on her ingenuity and creativity to meet the organization’s goals. She has worked for many charities in fund raising as well as hands on involvement. This experience has proven to be invaluable to her. Since 2003 she has been working in an extremely remote area of Africa. A corner of the world that Marsha was told “Has No Future” In that area now stands, four primary schools , a high school and a small college. In addition, we have started a tea farm to build and finance a small medical center. The High School has a Coffee farm that raises money. All of this is happening in an area of Uganda that had been pillaged by Idi Amin’s troops during his reign. In 2000 Over 1000 people were killed in one onslaught by ruthless murderers. Electricity and plumbing are just now starting to reach the area, but there is a college. The primary school students scored second from the top in a nationwide test. The Great Lakes High School is rated Number 1 in the District. The college, Great Lakes Regional College, had a graduation in 2013 were the Prime Minister of Uganda was the Key Note speaker, he said that this area, called the Kanungu District, is an Inspiration to the rest of the country. Along with the Prime Minister, Marsha Hunt was also one of the speakers at the graduation, which was televised across the country of Uganda. As you can imagine, seeing the changes taking place in such a remote area of Africa is extremely exciting. Marsha says “the most prolific changes are in the attitudes of the children, and how they see their future”. Currently Marsha is the President of the Westwood Village Rotary Club that meets at UCLA. She is working on a Global Grant for a Medical Center in Kanungu, Uganda.Marsha HuntMarsha Hunt Productions, Inc.
Building a more peace “able” world.
MBBI builds local skills for peace and promotes mediation worldwide.
27 June 2017
Sarah Cowley is a Rotary Global Grant Scholar, and current MA International Law and Human Rights student at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is Director of Armed with the Art Inc. (AWTA), a non-government organisation that facilitates international peace education programs for children through the arts. AWTA’s largest program, The Peace Crane Project, is the world’s largest independent children’s peace program, involving 2.5 million kids in more than 150 countries since 2013. Sarah is also Board Member of the Sherry-Hogan Foundation, an Australian foundation that supports local and national projects and programs in the fields of Art, Indigenous Australia, Disability and Community Empowerment. While in Costa Rica, Sarah has been involved with a number of projects including a Rotary-UNESCO-USAID-UNV national peace program for El-Salvador and volunteering with refugees and migrants in Costa Rica’s northern shelter. She is passionate about child rights and is undertaking an internship with UNICEF later this year. Sarah has a BA Social Science from the University of Queensland and has worked for the Institute for Economics and Peace who produce the annual Global Peace Index, the world’s leading report measuring world peace.
4 July 2017