Dexter Key Club to present at Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition Nov. 2 meeting

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DEXTER — On Friday, Nov. 2 Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT) will host Dexter Regional High School’s Key Club at the monthly free public discussion held every first Friday at 6 p.m. at the Abbott Memorial Library.

The Key Club, under the supervision of faculty advisor Rick Whitney, is continuing its multi-year interest in “The Thirst Project” which provides funds to rural communities in Swaziland to build wells to provide better health and financial opportunities to the residents. A sum of $12,000 is required to build a well there, and the club has raised over 25 percent so far. Clean water is fundamental to any community’s welfare and security. Recognizing our good fortune to live in a state that still has abundant and clean water, the club wants to help other communities achieve the same goal.

Key Club International, founded in 1925, is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. Often referred to as simply Key Club, it is a student-led organization whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others. Whitney began the first club in Dexter 20 years ago. The 49 current members include President Aino Rudloff-Eastman, Vice President Abby Wakefield, and Thirst Project Coordinator Lilah McCormack.

Bring your curiosity and questions to learn from Key Club members about global water issues, geology, economics, and making a difference. Light refreshments will be available as usual.

DDATT’s mission is to help move local communities into higher levels of self-control and independence, with reliable food production being a keystone. The more we share what we know, the stronger we’ll be.

For more information on DDATT and future events, email to get on the email news list or call 277-4221 or 924-3836.

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