About Our Volunteers

HELP Honduras volunteers
Ron Ross with Yina, an AYO Youth Leader who does talks in schools about ethics, using the Rotary 4 Way Test

Ron Ross

President of HELP Honduras, Past President and member of Castlegar Sunrise Rotary. District 5080 Member of CRCID. Past Governor of District 5080. Retired Electrical Engineer.

HELP Honduras staff
Dave Morley, HELP Honduras Vice-President, talking to children before their pictures are taken

David Morley

Vice President of HELP Honduras. Translates documents Spanish to English and English to Spanish . Translates for HELP Honduras Monitoring Teams in Honduras. Member of Cranbrook Rotary. Retired Maintenance Superintendant.

HELP Honduras volunteers
Mike Balahura with a funded schoolgirl and her little sister

Mike Balahura

Secretary of HELP Honduras, Past President of Castlegar Sunrise Rotary. maintains HELP Honduras official files and submits reports to various agencies. Retired School Principal, currently working as a curriculum consultant to the Department of Education and UBC.

HELP Honduras staff
Elaine Ross, HELP Honduras Treasurer & record keeper, Castlegar Sunrise Rotary

Elaine Ross

Treasurer of HELP Honduras, Past President and member of Castlegar Sunrise Rotary. Maintains HELP Honduras Student Data Base. Retired Bookkeeper. Prepares Sponsor Certificates. Looks after Canada Helps donor page.

HELP Honduras children
Heather More, Brenda’s sister, AYO educator Brenda, and Barb Penner, Past President, Kelowna Sunrise Rotary Club.

Heather More

Director and Bookkeeper for HELP Honduras. Honorary member of San Miguel de Heredia Rotary. Prepares Sponsor Certificates. Makes financial reports to CRA.

HELP Honduras staff
Gwen Telling, Director of HELP Honduras Coordinates program in Santa Barbara

Gwen Telling

Director of HELP Honduras. Coordinates program in Santa Barbara. Member of Creston Rotary. Manager of Huscroft Sawmill in Creston.

HELP Honduras volunteers
Chris Chart, mother and Karla, and Birgit Vierheilig-Chart

Chris Chart

Director of HELP Honduras. Member of Nelson Rotary. Owns and operates a veterinary clinic in Nelson.


Elaine Beaulac

Member of HELP Honduras. Membership Secretary of HELP Honduras

HELP Honduras staff
Bill Feyrer discussing the Global Grant progress with AYO staff working on the Economic Opportunities Training for the mothers

Bill Feyrer

Member of HELP Honduras. Member of Victoria Harbourside Rotary. Administers Global Grant Projects in Tegucigalpa. District 5020 Member of CRCID. Retired Engineer. Program Monitor for CRCID.

HELP Honduras volunteer Chris Dysart
Chris Dysart (center) with members of the Mothers Committee

Chris Dysart

Member of HELP Honduras. Member of Victoria Harbourside Rotary. Examining expansion of HELP Honduras to Comayagua. Retired Florist.

HELP Honduras staff
Tegucigalpa Rotarians Dr. Don Kaminsky and Augusto Mendoza, with two other Rotariansfrom Tegucigalpa

Dr. Don Kaminsky

Original Director of Alternativas Y Opportunidades. Main coordinator of HELP Honduras Program in Tegucigalpa. Member of Tegucigalpa Rotary. Member of Cadre of Health Advisors for Rotary International. Monitor for The Rotary Foundation. Retired Doctor in the field of Public Health.

Augusto Mendoza

Member of San Miguel de Heredia Rotary and Assistant Governor for District 4250. Honduran Administrator for Global Grants utilized by AYO beneficiaries.