Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Reminder: Group meeting Monday, January 5th

Hey Y'all -

Just a reminder, our next group meeting is Monday, January 5th from 7-8pm. We're meeting at the Boulevard, in the common room (375 Kirkland Avenue).

When you arrive, you can call me on my mobile 206.356.3474 and I'll let you in. Please remember to bring your completed paperwork (application, etc.) if you haven't already turned it in!

Also, please bring some snacks to share!

Thanks - Jenn

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Horse Back Riding

I am up for horseback riding on the beach if anyone else would like to do that, it looks like a very beautiful place!


CPR makes money!

Hey All -

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday and time with family and friends! I know I'm getting super excited for Honduras! Is it February yet?

I wanted to let you know about another fundraiser. The Brekke's are hosting a CPR class at their home on Wednesday, January 14th. They will be accepting donations that evening for the Honduras team. If you want to invite people to the event, please email me (jennaaro@eastlakecc.com).

Just a reminder - our next group meeting is Monday, January 5th. See you then!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hit the Beach!

Hey Team!
We need to lock down on flights soon! That means - I need to know your after travel plans. Check your email, you should have recieved a note from Emily today with information on traveling here: http://www.lasrocasresort.com/resort.html One Word: AWESOME!

If you want to extend your trip please email me or Emily Hill this week.
Thanks - Jenn

Monday, December 8, 2008

$1,000! Thanks Pub Crawl

Hey Team -

I just wanted to let you know that due to the generosity of everyone who attended the pub crawl we were able to raise $1,000! I sent a check to Medical Teams this morning and that money will be applied evenly across all of our trip costs.

You should have also received your packets in the mail from Medical Teams this week. If you haven't yet received one, let me know: jennaaro@eastlakecc.com

Last thing....Save the Date: Monday, January 5th we're going to get together as a group to continue planning for the trip! Details to follow.

Thanks - Jenn

Monday, December 1, 2008


Hey Team!

Two posts in one day - WOW! I am a geek :)

Just got confirmation that we will be building 36 Latrines! Get ready to work hard. I'm so excited.


It's Pub Crawl Time!

Hey All -

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I know I did...and I ate WAY too much turkey!

This Saturday night is the Honduras Pub Crawl. I hope you are all planning on attending - it's going to be a blast! If you have any questions about the event, contact Vinny (vinnypasceri@hotmail.com). He's a ROCK STAR and has organized the whole thing!

Can't wait to see everyone on Saturday!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Apple Cup!

Yo Team!

Well, I must say I was so bummed at the outcome of the Apple Cup game yesterday....but I was BLOWN AWAY at the amount we raised!!

We raised over $425 for Honduras! Great work team!

Thanks so everyone who came to hang out and invited their friends. Can't wait to see you all next month!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hey Honduras Crew

Thanks for a great meeting on Monday night. As a reminder, our last Group meeting is NEXT Monday (11/24) at 7:30pm at The Boulevard, Common Room. Tommy - You've got snacks!

If you haven't turned in your $100 deposit, please mail it directly to Medical Teams ASAP. Also, if you haven't completed your application, please do so online or print it out and mail it in.

Online application: http://www.medicalteams.org/site/PageServer?pagename=inv_vol_int
(We are a WORK TEAM)

Medical Teams Address (for mailing in deposit or applications)
C/O Emily Hill
PO Box 10
Portland, OR 97207

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Medical Teams International Video.

Great video MTI. We are now part of something very special. The video also has a song by one of my favorite artist's Xavier Rudd.

Medical Teams International

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Let's raise some money!

Hey Team -

This is a quick note to remind you to save the date for two awesome fundraisers we having coming up!

1. Apple Cup Party - November 22, 2008 @ The Wilde Rover in Kirkland
2. ECC Winter Wonder Crawl Fundrasier - December 6, 2008 @ downtown Seattle

You don't want to miss out on these fun evenings, or on the opportunity to invite your friends! So, start inviting!

See you all in a week!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Important - Medical Teams Forms to be complete

Hey Team!

In order to get set up to recieve donations for your trip at Medical Teams International (MTI), each person needs to complete a volunteer application.

You can complete one online at: http://www.medicalteams.org/site/PageServer?pagename=inv_vol_app_int

Thanks. Can't wait to see everyone on Monday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Honduras Travel Research

Here are a few good Honduras travel information resources that I came across:

The State Department maintains general information on countries & travel information. Always a good place to start...

The CDC Traveler’s Health site for Honduras lists all the recommended vaccinations and has health related travel information for the region:

I've found the SidewalkMystic.com site to have tons of useful travel tips covering food, culture, travel, and more. You should definitely read the travel packing, preparations, transportation, money, and safety sections.

Although a bit more of a commercial site, there is some Siguatepeque specific information on honduras.com.

Also, check out some videos from those who have done Honduras missions before on YouTube. Search for Honduras Mission, Siguatepeque Honduras Mission, or other variations.

Obtaining Birth Certificate in Washington State

I dont have one, so you can order one through this site, you need this to get a passport.



Jen, thanks so much for setting this up, it is awesome... Above is a map so we know where we are going. I tried to find some authentic Honduras type music but don't know much about that aspect of the culture yet, but when I find some information I will post it.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Tegucigalpa Airport

So I started my Honduras research and came across some interesting factoids about the airport of all things:

Toncontin airport of Tegucigalpa, Honduras is considered to be one of the world's most dangerous airports due to the steep approach required, high elevation, short sloping runway and high terrain in very close proximity.

Obviously flying into such an airport is something everyone must do at least once in their life!

So, I thought we needed a blog...

Hey Team -

Yes, yes...I know I am a geek, but I thought it would be fun to start a blog. That way we can all post pictures, videos, etc. as we research Honduras and plan for our trip. Also, we can use this as a method of communication while on the trip for friends and family at home.

I've given you all admin access, so start posting!