During District Governor Kevin Crouse's annual visit to Falconer Rotary, he received a check for $5,000 from the club. These funds will enable Rotary to drill a water well in the Artibonite Valley in Haiti. To date more than 200 wells have been drilled in Haiti through the efforts of Rotary Clubs around the world.
The funds were raised through club projects and also through the efforts of Jack Henderson, a longtime member of Falconer Rotary. He served as international chairperson for many years and was passionate about the club's work to place water wells in Haiti. Along with others in the club and the guidance of Roy Sheldrake from the Ancaster, Ontario Rotary, Henderson was instrumental in seeing Falconer Rotary provide the funds to drill a water well in the Artibonite Valley in Haiti. Shortly before his death, he discussed ways to keep his dream to drill a second well alive with his wife and daughters. His daughter Jill Leahman, also a member of Falconer Rotary, presented the club with a check to be added to an existing fund at Chautauqua Region Community Foundation entitled The Haiti Relief Fund. This check in addition to several other contributions by club members in Henderson's name and money raised at club events helped to grow the fund. With the goal of $5,000 reached the club was and finally able to realize Henderson's dream, another water well in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti.
Bev Lubi, Community Foundation representative, and Roger Overend, Falconer Rotary president, present Kevin Crouse, District 7090 governor, with a $5,000 check to drill a water well in Haiti.