International Service

The Rotary Club of Edmonton West's impact is not only felt at home, but abroad as well. See how we're helping communities around the world.

Guatemala: Eye Care Clinics

Almost every year for over 27 years, Edmonton West member and optometrist Dr. Ben Doz and his wife Marley, along with a team of Rotarians, have been travelling to Guatemala to conduct eye clinics in remote villages. The clinics are arranged by Dr. Carlos Solorzano, an opthamologist and member of the Rotary Club of Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
These clinics provide free eye examinations, dispensing of medications, eye surgeries and dispensing of free eye glasses to the poor people who not only have no access to such services, but who could not afford them even if they had access. To participate in one of Ben's adventure missions, contact us. We will indicate your interest to him. The payback will be enormous!

Project Amigo

Project Amigo supports students from Colima, Mexico so that they can create their own educational opportunities and better their quality of life.  To do this, they remove the financial barriers to education through scholarships that include school fees, transportation, uniforms and school supplies, and a hot lunch. The staff also provide tutoring and mentoring during Project Amigo Homework Club. Homework Clubs also provide the staff with a way of keeping in close touch with the students so we can identify problems before they become so severe that the student is forced to drop out of school.
Edmonton West supports this organization by sponsoring a student through their studies. Many of our members have also travelled down and volunteered by working with the students.

Shelter Box

Shelter Box provides shelter, essential items, and technical assistance to help some of the world’s most vulnerable people recover and rebuild their homes after disaster.
They listen and adapt our support to the needs of each community, working together with those affected by disaster, alongside our supporters and partners.
Edmonton West has been a long time supporter of this amazing organization with annual donations. Additional donations are made during emerging world disasters.

Interested in getting involved?

Come as a visitor to one of our weekly meetings. We'd be happy to have you. This is a great way to find out what Rotary is about and everything that's happening with the Rotary Club of Edmonton West.