A Rotary representative from Central America will visit Tyler next week as part of a weeklong tour of the area to discuss a potential partnership between three Rotary Districts.

Carlos Rene Flores Paguada, district governor of Rotary District 4250, which includes Honduras, Belize and Guatemala, will be discussing ways to develop joint grant-funded projects and exchanges between the three Central American countries and two other Rotary districts in the United States.

One of the U.S. Rotary districts is in west central Florida, and the other covers Northeast Texas, Southeastern Oklahoma and Southwestern Arkansas, according to a South Tyler Rotary news release.

The ultimate goal of these discussions is to develop vocational exchanges in the medical, nursing and education fields.

In addition, the partnership could bring about projects for fresh water wells, libraries, hospitals and economic development in Central America, according to the news release.

South Tyler Rotary will put on a luncheon with Flores Paguada and other regional Rotary members from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, 4202 S. Broadway Ave., in Tyler. The luncheon is open to the public for $10 per person. RSVP by Friday to kimberly.ashley@uthct.edu.

- Emily Guevara


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