Victoria Perez, a California Marymount University Rotaractor, is the District 5280 Rotaract Representative. With sponsor support from our Club, she participated in the Jan 28-Feb 1 District Humanitarian Trip to Panama.
The Service Projects visited by our District group included Operation Smile, where they visited the local hospital and saw children prior to their cleft lip/palate surgery; Panama Norte, equipping an E-learning center in Veracruz, NW of Panama city; Playa Coronado, with rehabilitation of bathrooms & sanitation facilities at 2 schools; and El Dorado water system improvements in 2 communities. Victoria showed a slideshow of photos documenting her experiences.
There was a Welcome Dinner, Cultural Dinner, and a Panama Canal Transit. Optional Tours were Gatun Lake, Treasures of Panama, Historic City Tour, and the Biodiversity Museum.