Gerry Beltgens poses with children in Guatemala, where he worked on a project to help with access to education. (Photo courtesy of Gerry Beltgens)

Ladysmith Rotary member reflects on Guatemala trip

Gerry Beltgens recently returned from a trip where he helped set up systems for education


Serving the needs of the community in Guatemala, from left: Tom Andrews, Chemainus Rotary Club, building an addition to a home, providing stoves for several families and nutritional supplements for 50 children for five months; Jacqueline Sheppard, former Rotarian who coordinates linking Rotarians with local Mayan volunteers and families; Gerry Beltgens from the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, who is coordinating an educational program for Mayan villages on Lake Atitlan; and David Sheppard, Chemainus Rotary Club, who is building beds and tables for a local Mayan family. (Photo by Erin Mooney)

Building blocks back in place for Rotary Guatemala project

Presence of club members helps boost the infrastructure and spirits of Mayan villagers


Ladysmith and Chemainus Rotary members sold traditional Guatemalan weaving on Saturday (Nov. 27) to raise funds for access to education in remote Mayan villages. (Photo by Tyler Hay)

Ladysmith and Chemainus Rotary Clubs raise over $6,300 for Guatemala project

Funds will provide laptops and access to education in Mayan villages