Our Club's Mission:
The purpose of the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club is to be a service club
that focuses on caring for the youth of our community while participating
in Rotary’s global efforts.
Honduras has our heart. We've gone to Honduras three times in the last 18 months with at least 6 club members going each trip. Every time we've gone has been with our 'Partners': Enactus, Compelled By Christ, and the Rotary Club of Choloma, Honduras.
•Enactus is a college club that shares and motivates other high school and college youth with the message of Free Enterprise. The Enactus group we've gone with is from Southeastern University in Lakeland and led by a club member Tim Welch, a Vice President at Southeastern. Their enthusiasm is welcome and infectious.
•Compelled By Christ ('CBC') is a U.S. 501(c)(3) qualified corporation that is a fully recognized NGO by the government of Honduras. It does incredible work with adolescent girls who've been abused, neglected, and/or orphaned, most of whom are victims of human trafficking and many of whom are pregnant. Bonnie Barker, also a club member, is the ramrod of CBC, formed by her and her husband Keith. CBC provides shelter, security, and compassion for girls who have known none. They live in a group setting with individual homes and caring house parents. They love us and we love them.
•The Choloma Rotary Club is the international connection for our projects.
◦In the village of Monterrey, we've laid a cement foundation in a covered pavilion so children can snack after school in a clean, dry area.
◦In the village of La Danta, we've installed a septic field and working bathrooms in the schoolhouse we've painted and installed fans.
◦In Choloma we've donated computers to a bi-lingual middle/high school.
◦Our next project is to install a 6' well and a 15,000 gallon holding tank to serve the village of La Danta.
We envision a long term commitment to Choloma, with our club making a minimum of two trips each year.
Previous Honduras Trips