Rotary District 5340: San Diego, California

Speaker: Plant with Purpose

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August 24, 2016 5:30 pm - August 24, 2016 7:00 pm
Crowne Plaza
Address: Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley, Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA, United States
This evening we will have the pleasure of hearing from Doug Satre from Plant With Purpose. He will be sharing with us about how their organization partners with small scale farming families all over the world to fight rural poverty. This evening will be a great opportunity to bring a friend to introduce to our club. We will be meeting at the Crown Plaza with fellowship starting in the Islands Lounge at 5:30 with our meeting scheduled for 6pm-7pm.

About the Speaker:

Doug Satre is the the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Plant With Purpose, a local non-profit committed to bringing hope and prosperity to subsistence farmers around the world. He works with corporate partners, individuals, and foundations to build awareness and financial support of Plant With Purpose's mission.He is active in speaking and writing to communicate Plant With Purpose's work to a wide audience. Doug also leads Vision Trips, where he enjoys connecting U.S. partners to international community partners. Doug and his wife Kathryn have three children: Evan, Zara, and Barrett. Outside of the office, Doug loves mountain biking and spends early mornings riding through San Diego’s canyons.

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