Al Veldman - Rotary Club


Rotary International - 2011 - Polio Plus Project

After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.

Your contribution will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.

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Google "Rotary Polio Plus project" or "Rotary Polio Plus project on ABC news"
for more information


2007 Rotary Benefit Auction in South Bend, Indiana

Funds raised are used to support their many project benefiting underprivileged in the US and other countries
Pete and Wilma
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Al and Lisbeth
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Chris and Karen Ensing
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Matt and Teresa
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Bryan and Teresa Wynen
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Willy, Ted & Teresa
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Mary Veldman
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Mary and Henry
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Coincidence : Two couples with a connection to Minnihove, Austria
The birthplace of Frank Beidinger
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Roseland Rotary project : Dig Water Wells in India
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2005 - Rotary Club Project - Total cost $275,000 - Donations needed !
The play park has been constructed in South Bend on the west side near Mayflower Road and Sample Street.
It is in the Belleville Park Area (formerly vaguely known as the Veldman Soccer Field)

Please contact Al directly to insure that the Veldman section of the brick paved path has you in it

Al receives the "Rotarian of the YEAR" award (Selling 75 bricks for the project probably helped)
Front view Side view
Another view This is where the bricks will be placed
They are available for $50
So far, there are more than 30 "Veldman" bricks
Al taking a break during the construction
2002 - South Bend Rotary club auction
Purpose: Sell as many items to other rotary members as possible
Exception: Al invited the family to join in the buying frenzy

Fran increasing her own bid (twice)

Teresa trying to rent a gentlemen for the day (to clean house)

Al buying a weeks vacation in Arizona (what's up with Florida?)

Robert saving Mothers day by buying a vase (from Henry)

Henry able to offload one of the two vases he bought for Mothers day

Brian investing in his business

Pete buying

Wilma buying

Click to see who was there from the family

or be lazy and look at the individual pictures

And the photographer