Partners from Haiti and across the southeastern United States will gather July 28 and 29, for an annual meeting to discuss healthcare, education, economic development and infrastructure on the island of La Gonâve.
Meet partners from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. Talk with the Haitian leadership team: Rev. Father Vil, Episcopal priest and in-country partnership coordinator; Dr. Lapointe, medical director of the Bill Rice Clinic; Mr. Edbuche Foneis, superintendent of 10 Episcopal schools on La Gonave; Cindy Corell, Presbyterian Mission Agency. Get updates on existing programs and projects. Hear about the relief and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Matthew. Learn of new opportunities for getting involved with Haiti. Listen to stories from people who have just returned from La Gonâve and connect with teams going later in the year.
The conference will be hosted by Shallowford Presbyterian Church, easily accessed by I-85, I-285, I-20, in the Northlake areas of suburban Atlanta. Ample free parking will be available.
Board Chair, La Gonâve Haiti Partners
Agenda for Saturday, July 29
8:15-8:45AM Registration and Breakfast
8:45-9:10 Worship – Rev. Catherine Foster
9:15-9:25 Welcome: Equipping You to Tell the Story – Leslie Jordanger
9:25-9:50 State of the Parish – Rev. Father VIL Jean Madoche
9:50-10:05 State of the Partnership – Leslie Jordanger
10:05-10:25 State of Our Finances – Lee Wilder
10:35-11:00 Status Report: Education – Edbuche Foneis, Selma Ridgway
11:00-11:20 Status Report: Infrastructure/Water – Pere Vil, Tim Exley, Kurt Swensson
11:20-12:00 Video and Discussion: Pere Vil Tells the Story – Pere Vil, Leslie Jordanger
12:45-1:45 Discussion Breakouts: Session 1 A. Come Along to La Gonâve! Updates on Planning Your Trip – Claire Barry
B. With God’s Help We Will Understand Each Other: Our Cross Cultural Partnership – Pere Vil, Cindy Corell
1:45-2:05 Status Report: Economic, Agricultural Development – Pere Vil, Doug Freeman, Claire Barry
2:05-2:30 Status Report: Healthcare – Dr. Lapoint, Ginny Thaxton
2:30-3:30 Discussion Breakouts: Session 2 A. Financing Your Partnership – Lee Wilder, Julie Hope
B. Communications: Telling Our Story – Claire Barry, Dave Logeman
3:45-4:30 Program Committee Breakouts: Education, Healthcare, Economic Development, Infrastructure
4:30-4:40 Developing New Partners – Pere Vil, Leslie Jordanger
4:40-5:00 Closing: Equipped to Tell the Story? – Pere Vil, Leslie Jordanger