October 3rd Volunteer Meeting Summary

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Guest Speaker: Don Rake
Don shared his power point presentation of the Heifer study tour he took in May 2011 to Zimbabwe. The group visited a Heifer sheep project where they witnessed a Passing on the Gift event.

They also saw a biogas project funded by Heifer to bring methane gas to the homes of villagers and a poverty reduction group just getting started in Zimbabwe.

The group was greeted with singing and dancing everywhere they a very emotional experience. It was a wonderful opportunity to see the country and visit the work that Heifer is supporting in that country.

Coming events:
Speaking event at the Bureau of Reclamation
12 Stones showing at Woodland Community College
Northern California Volunteers meeting on Oct. 22
Living gift market -Carmichael Presbyterian Church -Nov. 6
Speaking event at Murphys First Congregational Church -Nov. 20

Follow-up from September Planning Meeting:
Networking with colleges
Waldorf Internship
Booths at Farmer’s Markets
Book keeping of local Heifer activity

Future Events:
March 24, 2012 - Our volunteer group will be gearing up to participate in a nation-wide event to thank contributors and build stronger ties with our local supporters.

Next Meeting- November 7, 2011- Campus Commons Board Room at 6:00 pm.

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