Global Rotary Service & Fun
Since the 1990’s, individual Rotary clubs and Districts have been partnering with Well Child International (and its parent organization International Service Learning), providing “service and fellowship” opportunities. In Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mexico, Rotarians (of all ages) have served in areas of health, education, and community development. These seven-to-nine-day programs/trips have included partnership time with in-country Rotarians and local programs sponsored by Well Child International. All teams are professionally planned, led, and operate on a nonprofit basis to include all land costs (exclusive of airfares). On occasion, Rotary travelers attend no host dinners. Michael Birnbaum, 40 plus year Rotarian and Founder/Director of Well Child International, is the program coordinator.
"Get Out of the Cold!"
Rotary Cost Rica Service Trip
February 24 — March 3 (9 days) Costa Rica $1485
Saturday, Feb. 24: Travel day with evening orientation/welcome at Hotel Brillla Sol
Sunday, Feb. 25: Day (fullday) trips “menu” (options include Poas Volcano, Jaco Beach, Waterfall/Rainforest, Historical Cartago with artisan shopping enroute, etc), Sarchi/Zarcero Trip (crafts factory and Gardens)
Monday, (template day) Feb. 26: Morning service projects (choice of medical/dental or community/educational), Afternoon local touring/siesta/pool time, evening pool time, happy hour. Local touring options: San Jose shopping, Gold Museum, Central San Jose Walking tour (Teatro Nacional, Coffee tour, Cultural programs, etc). Evening : Dinner out or Rotary meeting and social time
Tuesday, Feb. 27: Morning service projects, afternoon: shopping on way to social time with fellow Costa Rican Rotarians and sharing meeting.
Wednesday, Feb. 28: Morning service projects. Afternoon local touring, siesta, pool time. Evening Cultural Night/outing at restaurant with over view.
Thursday, Feb. 29: Morning service projects. Afternoon free time, late afternoon social time with another Rotary group and meeting.
Friday, Mar.1: Morning service projects. Afternoon free time/siesta/shopping/local touring. Evening out at Cultural Center.
Saturday, Mar. 2: Day trips “menu” (See Feb 25)
Sunday, Mar. 3: Travel day.