Monday, July 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Part 1: Central America through Asia, Lions Club, Irving Road. For more information, call 345.0817.
Monday, October 8, 6:30-8 p.m., Part 2: India through Mediterranean Europe, Lions Club, Irving Road. For more information, call 345.0817.Join us for a presentation about our journey around the world this past year. Through photographs and tales, travel with us to Central America, Southeast Asia, India, East Africa and Mediterranean Europe and meet cherished friends and exotic wildlife, find out about inspirational grassroots projects and communities, and live the adventure! Taking the Show on the Road We're eager to share the adventure as widely as possible. If you have ideas for other venues and/or audiences, contact us and we'd be happy to book another gig! For information on possible slide show topics, see our annotated itinerary with trip highlights. Trip Mementos If you're interested in purchasing any of Steve's photographs, visit our new trip products page. All proceeds will be used to start up RTW Grassroots Initiatives, our new organization that assists community-based projects in developing countries. Post-trip initiatives
We have launched a family of initiatives called RTWVentures, born out of our experiences this past year. Our hope is that this multi-faceted venture will respond to the urgent needs of the communities we visited, clean water, food, shelter, and education, as well as be the catalyst for new sustainable, grassroots efforts in other communities in developing countries. Through RTW Grassroots Initiatives, we hope to continue to help fund and provide expert counsel to the projects we worked on in Kenya, Uganda and Thailand and use these projects as models for other communities in need of this assistance. We are currently trying to raise money to bring a very gifted and highly motivated Masai young man to Eugene to study at Lane Community College and the University of Oregon. If you are interested in contributing to his educational fund, please contact us. We are also collecting books to establish the first public library in this Maasai village.
We also hope to encourage others to consider alternative travel and, through RTW Travel, will provide consultation in designing holistic itineraries that combine seeing the main historical, environmental and cultural sights of the region with volunteer participation in community-based, grassroots projects. For more information about any of these initiatives, please contact us.