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Chapter Officers


President:
Ashley Smith

Vice President:
Patrick Donovan
 
Treasurer:
Levi Johnson

Secretary:
Aaron O'Hearn

Next Chapter Meeting (Holiday Party)

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 6pm
Potluck at Ashley Smith’s House
Contact Ashley at asmith@pbieng.com for address
Sign up for potluck here: www.PerfectPotluck.com/TWOG6565 (PASSCODE: 1234)

Fundraising Updates
This Tuesday, November 27th is #GivingTuesday which is also the beginning of our End of Year fundraising campaign! Please donate to any one of our individual chapter teams using the links below. Your donations help the project teams complete all the great work that they do. Thank you so much for the support!

Belize: https://support.ewb-usa.org/Belize
Panama: https://support.ewb-usa.org/Panama
Kenya: https://support.ewb-usa.org/KEK

Volunteer Opportunity: Bridges to Prosperity
Bridges to Prosperity is a United States-based nonprofit organization that partners with local governments to connect their rural last mile via pedestrian bridges. They are currently planning an implementation trip to Bolivia in April 2019. They are seeking someone who can read plans and pay their own way to help construct a pedestrian bridge. Ideally the candidate would have some bridge construction experience and Department of Transportation experience, but it is not required. If you are interested please contact Rich Williams at richkwilliams26@gmail.com.

For more information about Bridges to Prosperity see https://bridgestoprosperity.org/.


Project Updates

 

KEK

The project team has submitted a monitoring report and a continued implementation report to EWB-USA and are responding to their comments. While in Kenya, the team will explore the possibility of water supply wells within the community. 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 laura.byrd@ch2m.com.
 

Panama

We are waiting to have a call with the community then we will start preparing the assessment pre-trip report for realigning a large portion of the pipeline. For more information, contact Michelle Kolb at michelle55kolb@gmail.com.
 

Belize

The Belize team has submitted their Draft Outreach Implementation Report to National. National confirmed it's under review and should have comments back to the team by the end of November. The team plans to travel in April 2019 and focus efforts on flood-proofing structures in the most vulnerable areas of the Village, and meet with the Belize Ministry of Works to discuss the availability of large equipment and 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.  
 

Santa Rosa Tiny Homes

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. 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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