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Chapter Officers


President:
Ashley Smith

Vice President:
Patrick Donovan
 
Treasurer:
Levi Johnson

Secretary:
Aaron O'Hearn

Next Chapter Meeting 

Wednesday, April 17, 6PM
Kupros Craft House
1217 21st Street
Sacramento, CA

 

Project Updates

 

Kenya - East Kanyamamba

The KEK project team had a very successful trip to Kenya from February 7th through February 22nd. The team was able to build a new free flowing spring box at a newly identified spring source in the northwestern portion of the KEK community. For the most part, the water supply projects built in 2015 were in good shape with only minor repairs needed. The project team was also able to help the KEK community establish an operation and maintenance committee for one of the previous sites and establish a water usage fee. Members of the project team also met with Migori County officials to discuss the process and possibility of well drilling for water supply. Finally, the project team members were also able to meet with members of the San Francisco Professional Chapter at a neighboring community to discuss future collaboration. The KEK team will now prepare follow up documentation for the trip and start planning fundraising events to support future implementation.

The KEK Clean Water Program is located near Rongo, Kenya in the East Kanyamamba community (a community of 1600 people). For more information, please contact Laura Byrd at 
sacprokenya@gmail.com


Panama - Tranquilla Norte

Panama is in the midst of campaigns for elections that occur every 5 years which also elects La Junta members.  Because of this, the Panama team is stepping away from trying to reach any agreements about the next implementation phase until elections are over and the new members are in place in July.  The team had a call with EWB headquarters project engineer on advice for how to navigate this election and she agreed with this approach.  In the meantime, the project is hoping to stay busy by looking in to a small neighboring community looking for help with water supply that was brought to our attention by our partner NGO.  Our headquarters project engineer thought this could be a good opportunity and encouraged us to look in to it more as it would provide something to work on when things are slow or delayed with Tranquilla Norte, as often happens.
The team is now discussing this with the NGO to determine if we want to pursue this and go through the EWB process of adding a project.  Any questions or you are interested in joining a team call, email Michelle Kolb at
michelle55kolb@gmail.com

 

Belize - Sarteneja

The Belize team has bought plane tickets for their first Implementation Trip. The team will be traveling from April 19-27 to provide assistance on flood-proofing structures in the most vulnerable areas of the Village. The travel team will also meet with the Belize Ministry of Works to discuss the availability of large equipment and the future of the original technical plan. Sarteneja, Belize is a community of about 3,000 people who suffer major loss from flooding each year. For more information, please contact Mandy Ott at mandyland07@gmail.com.

Denizen/Wyck Housing Project - Santa Rosa

The Sacramento EWB chapter has partnered with the Denizen/Wyck Housing Group to support the structural design of tiny homes for those displaced by last year's fires in Santa Rosa. Currently, the team is having their preliminary technical plan being reviewed by their Responsible Engineer in Charge and will move forward with design upon its approval. If you have a structural background and are interested in being involved with the project, please email Patrick Donovan at Patrick.donovan@jacobs.com.
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