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Posted by Jennifer Bell
on Jan 24, 2015
West Bay Rotary Club Meeting: 1/22/15
Robin Walker-Spencer, a Camden-Rockport middle school student, represented herself and 12 other middle school students who are going to Eleuthera in the Bahamas as part of an exchange with the Deep Creek middle school in Eleuthera. Each student was accepted for is his or her ability to take “great responsibility and willing to take risks”. The students have raised most of the money for this science based exchange but need another $700.00 for some unforeseen additional costs. Robin is asking if West Bay Rotary might help. They will be leaving in three weeks. Buckets on the table are for this group.
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