Local Rotarians

Iowa MOST 2016 Countdown to Guatemala

In just two days, the 2016 Iowa MOST team will be headed to Huehuetenango, Guatemala!  This year’s team of 42 very dedicated and generous individuals will spend Feb 4th to 14th changing the lives of dozens of children who currently face each day with the severe challenges of being born with cleft lip or palate. …

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Thanks for 10 Amazing Years in Guatemala!

This year marked our Iowa MOST’s 10th trip to Guatemala.  Some have come every year; for others, it was their first time.  But no matter how many times you go, it’s always a life-changing experience. Personally, I’ve felt so supported on this trip, by people at home as well as in Guatemala.  Everywhere we went,…

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A School in the Clouds

Remember when the dentists told us about oral health not being the highest priority in Guatemala? Well we hoped to do a little something about it. This morning a shiny Hummer H2 driven by local Rotarian Ernesto showed up at the hotel to pick a group of us up. Our mission: to distribute toothbrushes and…

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Meet the Dentists

Dentists play a huge role in helping kids with clefts live happy and healthy lives, and we are lucky enough to have a great group of dental staff on the trip with us helping serve this important function. Even two local dentists, Juan Carlos and Antonio, volunteer time away from their practices in Guatemala City…

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Gratitude to All

As we embark on our tenth mission of Iowa MOST, we want to express our gratitude to the following organizations and people who have helped us to organize this year’s endeavor. DHL Global Forwarding for donation of the shipping of our supplies to Guatemala.  We appreciate our long-time relationship and the generosity shown to us. Knowledge…

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Committed leaders

The experience of Iowa MOST (Miles of Smiles Team) is one that CHANGES LIVES not only for those served but also for those who help! This labor of love would not exist without the leadership of Gary Pacha, chair of the Iowa MOST mission. We all owe deep gratitude to Gary for the untold hours/days/years…

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Somos un Equipo

Somos un equipo–we ARE a team! It is tradition of the mission on the last day to have a farewell gathering of the Iowa MOST team and as many of the hospital staff who can attend. This is an opportunity to express gratitude for the exemplary team effort; a monetary gift is presented along with…

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