Photos and Awards from the 2017 HFPF Dinner & Auction

The goal of this annual event is to raise money in support of our ongoing mission to promote opportunities for self-reliance in rural Guatemala. Hands For Peacemaking works through a myriad of projects aimed at increasing the quality of life, health, and education for Guatemala’s poor, and needs ongoing support from those who believe in this mission.

Here are just a few great moments captured during the 5th Annual Hands For Peacemaking Foundation Dinner and Auction.

 Ron Young (left) was the winner of the 2017 Aller Award, presented by Larry Jubie (right)—Past District Governor, Rotary District 5050.

Ron Young (left) was the winner of the 2017 Aller Award, presented by Larry Jubie (right)—Past District Governor, Rotary District 5050.

 A special award was given to Pete & Diane Kinch for 17 years of service to Hands For Peacemaking Foundation by the HFPF Board.

A special award was given to Pete & Diane Kinch for 17 years of service to Hands For Peacemaking Foundation by the HFPF Board.

 Just some of the many items from which to choose with the Silent and Live auctions.

Just some of the many items from which to choose with the Silent and Live auctions.

 A delicious and delightful dinner was served, catered by  Shawn O'Donnell's  Restaurant of Everett.

A delicious and delightful dinner was served, catered by Shawn O'Donnell's Restaurant of Everett.

 Marco Tulio Maldonado de Leon, Guatemala Director—Hands For Peacemaking (we brought Marco, his wife Mimi, and son Alan up from Guatemala for the 2017 HFPF Dinner Auction).

Marco Tulio Maldonado de Leon, Guatemala Director—Hands For Peacemaking (we brought Marco, his wife Mimi, and son Alan up from Guatemala for the 2017 HFPF Dinner Auction).

 Marco Tulio Maldonado talking with Don Anderson

Marco Tulio Maldonado talking with Don Anderson

 Diane Kinch speaking with Ross Gausion, Past President of Hands For Peacemaking Foundation

Diane Kinch speaking with Ross Gausion, Past President of Hands For Peacemaking Foundation

Everett-Port Gardner Rotary Installed Life Saving Water Storage Tanks in the Village of El Porvenir

The Everett Port Gardner Rotary teamed with the Barillas Rotary to write a grant for the purpose of replacing the homemade water storage with a permanent water system that will last for years to come. Both Rotary clubs worked with Rotary International to fund the project. Everett Port Gardner Rotary wrote the grant, and Barillas Rotary agreed to manage the funds from Rotary International.

 

Team from the Marysville & South Everett-Mukilteo Rotaries Built Two New Schools for the Villages of Nuevo Sija and Sinlac, and Installed Aler Stoves in Esperanza Frontera.

With the Financial Support of the Mt. Vernon Rotary, a team of seasoned veterans and some new comers from the Marysville and South Everett-Mukilteo Rotaries built a two room schoolhouse for the children in the village of Nuevo Sija, and then turned their attention to building another two room school in the village of Sinlac.

They then turned their attention to installing 40 high efficiency Aler stoves in the village of Esperanza Frontera. The stoves were funded by a grant from the Rotary District 5050.

It was quite a feat to accomplish so much in a short amount of time, but the team is made up of members who have been coming to Guatemala and building schools for villages for many years.