Posted by Terry Schwerm on Feb 21, 2019
After a rousing round of happy dollars and introduction of prospective member Andy Thomas, the guest speaker, Amanda Ottman, from the American Refugee Committee (ARC) was introduced. 
Amanda indicated that she has been a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, as well as a Rotary Peace Fellow.  She is now a member of the Eden Prairie Sunrise Club. She indicated that Rotary has played an important role in her life.
She now works with ARC, which is a humanitarian organization that works with more than 3 million refugees each year in countries around the world. ARC currently works in 50 different refugee camps in different countries. In many cases people have lived in refugee camps for many years. The land for these camps is often provided by the United Nations. ARC works as an implementing partner and works in many areas including health services, clean water, education/schools, and housing. Amanda presented a power point presentation that included many of the projects that she has personally been involved.