Keefe Gorman: The Rotary Club of Ithaca Sunrise Partners with Ovalle Chile International

M. Keefe Gorman, CSNA, CFM, CFP®
Managing Director – Investments Wealth Management Advisor NMLS ID 579816 Merrill Lynch 235 South Cayuga St. Suite 100 Ithaca, N.Y. 14850
Fax: 607-215-7173 Ph: 800-815-5796
http://fc.ml.com/the_gorman_group

The Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club, a charter of Rotary International, is committed to peace through service – the 2012-13 Rotary International theme. To this end, Ithaca Sunrise Rotary has partnered with the Ovalle, Chile Rotary club to build a facility for teaching English. Through district matching with International Rotary foundation grants, the funds to equip an English teaching lab will be raised. Keefe Gorman is currently on the Board of Directors of the Ithaca Sunrise Rotary Club and recently traveled to Chile to check up on the project.

The need for English teaching facilities in Ovalle is great because residents of this small city north of Santiago do not have access to English language classes beyond high school. English speaking and writing skills are important for Chileans wishing to do business with English speaking countries.

Rotary International’s strength lies in the ability to connect people who otherwise may not be aware of another’s need, and in the connections already in place through Rotary clubs. This partnership between Ithaca and Ovalle is an example of that strength.

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