Posted by Kevin Pitts
The Mexico USA Friendship Conference and Global Grants Exchange for this Rotary year has been rescheduled for February 12-15, 2021. Save the dates!
Given the fact that we are unable to book flights at this time and with so many current unknowns about the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, the DGs of 5495 and 4185, Elizabeth and Sergio, held a brief call over the weekend and made the decision to reschedule the conference for February. We will miss the Dias de los Muertos celebrations, but we still plan to go to Tlaxcala.
The good news is you now have more time to put a global grant project together to present at the conference. Rotary clubs from districts here and in Mexico, and perhaps other countries will gather to present Rotary Foundation global grant projects and find international partners. Why not your club? 
We are also excited because with the Rotary Foundation’s addition of a seventh area of focus, supporting the environment, we will see even more fantastic project presentations. If your club is not presenting a project but would like to participate as an international partner, this will be the best opportunity to vet projects and clubs and get involved. A small club cash commitment is all you need.
Last year’s conference at the Grand Canyon saw very good results with eight projects finding international partners and full funding. We are putting the finishing touches on many of those projects now and some are already into the implementation phase. 
More details will be available later, but for now, save the dates February 12-15, 2021.