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Rotary District 7670 Annual Programs Fund Chairman and past Rotary District Governor Jim Efland (L) receives a check in the amount of $500 from the Rotary Club of Franklin to purchase a plank that will be included in the construction of a new bridge in Nicaragua. The Rotary project is entitled "Bridges to Properity".Rotary Club of Franklin president Gary Dills presents the check at the August 22nd meeting.


Donated supplies collected for the trip to Nicaragua in February, 2013.


"Can Do" Rotarians in action during the construction of a bridge in Nicaragua.





The Rotary Club of Franklin Bridges to Prosperity Project

Bridges to Prosperity is a District wide project to provide suspension bridges in Latin America where standard bridges are untenable due to seasonal flooding.  These bridges are constructed with local people assisted by Rotarians and visiting engineers.  The process is intended to teach construction methods to the local builders allowing them to have the knowledge to repair and build additional bridges.  For more information on this project and if you would like to get involved see Rotary Club of Franklin Project club champion Stacy Guffey.


The San Jose de Pire Bridge, one of the project bridges in the District 7670 Bridges to Prosperity Project in Nicaragua officially opened April 16th, 2013. This picture submitted by Bridges club champion Stacy Guffey.



Rotary Club members from Franklin and Western North Carolina along with Rotarians and community members from Esteli, Nicaragua gather in front of the San Jose de Pire Bridge area in Nicaragua in early March. The group participated in a recent Rotary District 7670 project entitled "Bridges to Prosperity". The project involved constructing a bridge as well as teaching construction methods to the Central American Community. Those Franklin Rotary members included Tom Coley, Beverly Mason and Stacy Guffey.