Date(s) - Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
Achon Uganda Children’s Fund
Mike Fee is a President of the Board of Directors of Achon Uganda Children’s Fund, a small non-profit organization co-founded by Mike’s father Jim, and by Julius Achon, an Olympic runner from Uganda.
As a boy, Julius was abducted by Joseph Kony’s army and forced to fight as a boy soldier. He escaped — literally ran away — and went on to become Uganda’s best runner in a generation, captaining two Olympic teams, and setting the NCAA record in the 800, having received a track scholarship to James Mason University. Today Julius serves as a member of Parliament in Uganda, representing his impoverished and war-torn home region.
Mike will speak about his experience with AUCF, starting with his father’s friendship with Julius, the organization’s growth — thanks largely to support from different Rotary chapters — and the impact that it is having today, through its rural health clinic and microfinance program.