International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more. The Grapevine Rotary Club members on this committee work tirelessly to secure Global Grants to support recipients. Funds are also raised through a Wine Fellowship Program.

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Global Scholars


Parras, Mexico

Members of the Grapevine Rotary Club worked cooperatively with the Colleyville Rotary Club, Metroport Rotary Club, Parras, Mexico Rotary Club, District 5790 and the Grapevine AMBUS to fund and provide a wheelchair equipped bus for individuals in Parras, Mexico. The bus was driven to Laredo by David Freed, a member of AMBUCS, and Parras Rotarians met David and drove the bus to Parras. March 23-25, 2018 members of the Grapevine Rotary Club and AMBUCS traveled to Parras to officially present the bus. While in Parras Grapevine Rotarians distributed wheelchairs funded by the Club and the Rotary Foundation. This trip represents Service Above Self and Rotary: Making a Difference!



Conrad Heede and Janice Kane award Tesa Hargis a Rotary International Global Grant, combined with GRC funding for a total scholarship of over $45,000 to continue her studies in London as an RI Ambassador, while her proud parents look on. With an academic focus on peace & conflict resolution, Tesa will study for an MA in Human Rights at University College London. She will be hosted by Barkingside Rotary Club -- July 12, 2018.

Yacine Nadiaye was awarded funding for a Bluebonnet Grant Project of nearly $4,000 to research how urbanization is affecting the understanding and practices of the indigenous people of Leticia, Columbia in the Amazon jungle. Her study, completed over a three-week period this summer, focused on the impact of urban development on medical practices by gender, with a goal of suggesting creative, technology-based solutions to aid these women in reducing and preventing diarrheal diseases. She was one of only seven students offered this opportunity. Also a Global Grant Scholar, Yacine is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Global Health with a specialization in Epidemiology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. For more information on Yacine's lifelong relationship with Rotary and her interest in eco-epidemiology, click here to see some of the slides she shared with Grapevine Rotary Club at the August 29, 2018 meeting.