Another group of fine artists, The Orcas Palettes, graciously invited us to give a presentation at their October 8th meeting in Jacqueline Kempfer’s Eastsound studio. As a result, they are collecting badly needed supplies for Tambour Creole and will soon begin a dialogue with the artists. Another boost of recognition.
On October 13th, Rosedanie and Robin traveled to Friday Harbor to give a presentation to the Soroptimists group. They treated us to a lovely lunch and lent us their ears as we talked about HHN and the projects underway. An outpouring of checks and cash marked our departure. We thank Liz Illg of Non-Profits Unlimited for arranging this opportunity and for the many ways in which she is lending us a “helping hand.”
Throughout the month, the Orcas Grandmothers have been working behind the scenes looking after Rosedanie (they even did her laundry), purchasing wind-up flashlights for distribution to the women in the camps in Port au Prince and providing food and rest for our director as she readies herself for a five month sojourn in Limbé.