“I dwell in possibility.” by Emily Dickinson
Time is very close for really great things to begin happening. In just days our Emory & Henry College (EH College) students will be on their way to Costa Rica. And, we are also busy raising needed funds to support the transportation of Copey Learning Center guests scheduled to arrive in the United States in June.
Last week you were introduced to Madeline Griffin, EH College student who is heading to Copey. This week, I introduce Megan Mitten, also a second year student. She is from Northeastern Pennsylvania and is majoring in Music Education and Performance. Additionally, she is pursuing a Masters Degree in Education. Needless to say, Megan is a very active student involved in numerous on-campus activities.
Megan, Madeline, and prior EH College students who have traveled to Copey since 2016 took with them a skill or passion they shared with the Copey students. I expect Megan will be sharing music and other elements of the Arts with the students during her volunteer service in Copey.
Thanks to both Megan and Madeline for taking on this extremely interesting and challenging international education endeavor in support of the Pathway Project.
2019 Pathway Project
The Goal: $6,500.00 Actual Income=$1,572.00 Deadline: May 31, 2019
Our 2019 Pathway Project Fund Campaign is officially underway. Some donors have reported their checks are in the mail but I am only reporting today what has actually been received to date. Today’s total $1,572.00 is at a very good place as we are only a few days into the campaign. Momentum is picking up.
Also, efforts are underway to get the best prices for airline tickets in hopes of reducing the amount of funds needed for air transportation. Airfare typically uses approximately 60-70% of our funds in support of the Pathway Project. Directions for donating are provided below:
Seidy Rodriguez…A Model for the Good!
There are still a couple of loose ends on the travelers from Copey in June and we expect to have this all tamped down in time for next week’s Post. As of today, Seidy Rodriguez, Founder of the Copey Learning Center, is planning to travel with the students this June.
I cannot impress on “Friends” enough how special it will be to have Seidy with us at EH College and to learn first-hand how she reached the decision to establish the Copey Learning Center. This is a decision that not only has served to transform the lives of kids but also an entire community.
I continue to invite all “Friends” residing in the southwest Virginia area to make plans to join us on June 14. Stay connected for ongoing information about this special visit.
2019 Pathway Project Donation Guidelines
Make your donation by preparing your check to TCI-Kiwanis Foundation and include in the memo section: “Pathway Proj.FOC”. Then, please mail the check to the address below not later than May 31, 2019.
Please do not make the check to “Friends of Copey” or to me. And please do not submit directly to the CLC PayPal. All funds MUST go into the TCI Kiwanis Foundation account to be recorded. TCI Kiwanis Foundation receives/pays and audits all the income and expenses. The account is managed by the TCI Kiwanis Club Foundation’s Treasurer, Ms. Julie Meek. The Foundation has 501c3 status and each donor will receive a confirmation letter and tax verification. Thanks in Advance!