By Paul Schmitt
Rick Nelson of Sturgeon Bay made a presentation on his experiences in Honduras to the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club on Thursday afternoon. Nelson, a former member of the club has been working as the Interim Director of the Clinica Evangelica Morava, a hospital in Ahuas, Honduras. He describes the project which has been in the making the past two years.
Through efforts by Door County Rotary Clubs, Moravian Church members and matching grant requests to Rotary District 6220 and the Rotary Foundation, over $83,000 was raised. Nelson lived in Honduras with his family for 10 years in the 1980’s and returned in 2014 to take his new position at the hospital after leaving as Door County’s Habitat for Humanity executive director. He will be returning to Honduras next month. You can find video of Nelson’s presentation and information on a meeting being held next week for opportunities to participate in a work crew that will be going to Honduras in September with this story online.
A meeting on Thursday, July 20th at 7 p.m. will be held at Nelson’s residence, 78 W. Maple Street in Sturgeon Bay, where Rick will describe the Rotary project and opportunities for participation in a September work crew in Honduras.
For more information on the Clinica Evangelica Morava, Moravian missions or the Rotary Foundation project, contact Rick Nelson at email@example.com or call (920) 256-1017.