Posted by Shellie Peterson
Johnathan Dobson and Doug Large spoke to the Club regarding their desire to provide a school in San Juan Puerto Rico with solar power.  Their initiative is in the beginning phase and results from traveling around the island and finding communities largely being ignored and left to fend for themselves after the hurricane.  They wanted to find a project that would make a lasting impact and by providing solar power to the  S U Marta LaFonta NE school in the central west mountains they feel like they can do that.  
Johnathan traveled the country looking for such a project and they plan to raise approximately $25,000 to purchase and ship the required materials such as batteries and  solar panels.  They are currently working with the Pagosa Mountain Morning Rotary Club with the hopes of using their 501(c)(3) status so that contributions could be tax deductible.