Sunday with Governors from Arizona, USA, D5500
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About The Event
This Sunday, Rotarians from Arizona (USA) Rotary District 5500, are visiting Lithuania, before they commence a 10-day biking tour across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia ahead of Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany.
Mr. Kirk Reed (DG 2018-2019) is a third-generation Rotarian. His grandfather was a Rotary charter member in 1922, and his father served as District Governor in the Atlanta area. Kirk has been a Rotarian since 1991: 20 years in Illinois (president of two clubs and assistant governor) and 5 years in Arizona (Catalina Rotary president), also past Chair of the District Endowment Committee. In his professional life he was pastor of United Methodist congregations in the Chicago area for 37 years, most recently at Trinity UMC in the northern suburb of Wilmette, the church featured in the Hollywood movie Home Alone. He is an avid cyclist, a passionate fan of UA sports teams, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs baseball fan.
Mrs. Henrietta 'Hank' Huisking (DG 2021-2022) will be joining with her husband Peter. Hank has recently stepped down from Sierra Vista City Council as a council member after 12-years. Her involvement in the community ranges from United States Army Military Community, to League of Women Voters, environmentally-focused groups, like Friends of the San Pedro River, Huachuca Mountains and Brown Canyon Ranch, University Cooperative Extension Water Wise program. She earned her teaching degree, specializing in aiding students with learning disabilities., and served as President, Sierra Vista West Rotary Club, 2012-2013, assistant district governor for all five Rotary clubs in Sierra Vista and will become the Governor of D5500 in 2021.
Our District Governor 2018-2019 Mr.Virginijus Šniukas has kindly asked us to show our beautiful Vilnius and Rotary footprint. Our program for the Sunday is as follows (open only to members of Lituanica International and Vilnius International Rotary Clubs):
10:00-11:15 a leisurely breakfast at Hotel Tilto
11:30-13:30 guided excursion around Vilnius old town in English
14:00-xx:xx a visit to Vilnius Technology Teaching and Rehabilitation Center
xx:xx late lunch and other, arrangements by Vilnius International Rotary Club
Vilnius Technology Teaching and Rehabilitation Center teaches professional skills people with complex health difficulties, with an excellent employ-ability rate of 63-84% (the rest of the students can not work due to their condition) and has long cooperation history with Rotary. Main Lithuanian partner is Vilnius International Rotary Club.
Last year our Club, Lituanica International, used funds, raised at the annual International Kitchen event, to support Vilnius Technology Teaching and Rehabilitation Center and provided eco friendly cleaning supplies for their confectionery training classroom, as requested by the center.
We strive to build productive relationships and make a lasting positive impact with all of our pursuits. Our community service initiatives are focused on supporting those, who strive to gain new skills, achieve their goals and further spread the good deeds. We seek synergy in our projects and activities and are happy to join projects of fellow Rotarians or other organisations, that share similar values and purpose.