Thank You for a Successful Fundraiser!!!

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Thank You for a Successful Fundraiser!!!

Thank you to all of our chapter members, supporters, and members of the public who helped us raise $380 at Quiz for a Cause with Twisted Pine! The winning team was even generous enough to donate their cash prize to us at the end of the night. Below are photos of two of our three trivia teams made up of members and friends of RMP.

We really enjoyed working with Geeks Who Drink to make this fundraiser happen and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

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Support Us at Our Upcoming Trivia Fundraiser!

Join us for trivia and microbrews as EWB-RMP partners with Geeks Who Drink in a Quiz for a Cause for a trivia night fundraiser!

This is a regular game of trivia with Geeks Who Drink, except that there is a suggested donation of $5 per person to play. The first place team wins a cash prize! The rest of the donations directly benefit Rocky Mountain Professionals and our ongoing water system project in Xexuxcap, Guatemala. The quiz starts at 7pm but we recommend arriving early to secure a table for yourself and your team. Teams can be just one or as many as six people, so we can match you up with a team of fellow RMP supporters if you like.

If you've never played Geeks Who Drink trivia, get the lowdown here: https://www.geekswhodrink.com/about/shortversion

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2484489415129473/

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March 2019 Implementation & Monitoring Trips

Earlier this spring, eight members of our chapters set out for Guatemala. This is the first year members split into two teams in order to be on site over a longer construction schedule.

The traveler groups each spent two days getting from Colorado to Nebaj, the regional hub of the Ixil Triangle in the northwest part of Guatemala. The region is comprised of Ixil-speaking indigenous people that boast colorful traditional dress and vibrant artisan textiles. This area was very heavily impacted by the violence of the Guatemalan Civil War which lasted into the 1990s. In Nebaj, they met with our in-country counterpart, Diego (a native of the Ixil area).

From Nebaj the teams traveled to the community of Xexuxcap, where they worked with Diego and community members to expand and improve their existing water system. At Xexuxcap, there is essentially one water tap for each home, and with the existing water system, many of the homes were not getting water at all during the busy daytime hours. With a design provided by our EWB team, and with your funding support, the system was enhanced to connect a new spring water source through over a mile and a half of pipe, increasing the availability of potable water to the community by some 70%. Our EWB teams were impressed by how dozens of community members came together to work on the system over a period of several weeks, which included digging the 1.5 miles of trench through rugged and rocky terrain. We also had the privilege of joining the community for a celebration including flowers, singing, prayers, and fireworks, which commenced as water from the new spring source began to flow through the system.

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RMP Year-End Party

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RMP Year-End Party

RMP members and their families gathered together in December to relax, have fun, and get to know each other better. Pictured are just a few of the folks who participated and had a great time.

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Year End Campaign!

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Year End Campaign!

Please consider making a contribution to our year end campaign to ensure consistent and sufficient access to clean drinking water for communities in Guatemala.

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Discussion Group: Poverty, Inc.

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Discussion Group: Poverty, Inc.

Several members of EWB-RMP and their family members (not pictured) recently met to view the documentary Poverty, Inc. and have a discussion about how its message might impact the work we do.

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Xexuxcap Community Visit

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Xexuxcap Community Visit

Members of the RMP 2018 travel team recently returned from a visit to the community Xexuxcap. Following this meeting, RMP hopes to partner with Xexuxcap for our next project.

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Sumal Grande Implementation Trip 2018

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Sumal Grande Implementation Trip 2018

RMP members traveled to Guatemala to help the community members of Sumal Grande complete their water supply project.

Travel Team: Tiffany Malloy, Fundraising Coordinator; Nicki Seminara, Vice President; Jeff Hargis, President; Dave Heinrich, Engineer in Charge

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Practice, Practice, Practice

Practice, Practice, Practice

Before heading to Guatemala, the RMP travel team and other chapter members got together to train in water quality testing and land surveying. Practicing these skills at home makes travelers better prepared in the field.

Year-End Campaign Winners!

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Year-End Campaign Winners!

A huge thank you to all of our donors who helped us exceed our fundraising goal of $6000 and also helped us to win an additional $1000 for raising the most money! Read the full post for details.

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Successful Fundraiser With Rueben's Burger Bistro!

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Successful Fundraiser With Rueben's Burger Bistro!

Rueben's partnered with EWB-RMP to donate 25% of the evening's sales to our chapter to help fund our upcoming implementation trip in spring 2018. Didn't make it to the fundraiser but still want to support EWB-RMP? Donate to our End of Year Campaign from Tuesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 3, 2017. Every dollar helps!

Read the full post for details and fundraiser photos.

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