Nsefu Wildlife would sincerely like to thank Jan Dickieson, Don Sine, and the entire Encinitas Rotary Club for the wonderful invitation for cofounder Coe Lewis to speak at one of their meetings. Coe was fortunate to be introduced to Jan and Don through longtime friends and supporters- Chuck and Judy Wheatley. The introductions were made at the WCN Expo in San Francisco this past October and fellow board member Tony Hunstiger was a Nsefu Wildlife representative as well.
Coe shared the mission, challenges, and victories of our anti poaching foundation based in Zambia to the rotary club members. Everyone was gracious, welcoming, and they listened intently...even when the dialogue and visuals dealt with the cruelty of poaching. The visuals were startling to say the least, yet everyone braved the presentation and shared their appreciation for making them aware of what is happening every single day in Africa. Not only that, the club donated $500 and several members made personal donations to support our work in Zambia! Jan even donated a box of fabric for our sewing program! Coe stated, "The compassion, the positive energy, and the commitment of this wonderful group restored my faith in humanity. They put me immediately at ease and I hope to be fortunate to be invited back to give updates on our progress... because their donations WILL change lives...both animal and human"!
Thank you Jan and Don and we look forward to a long friendship with our new friends