The Penticton-Okanagan (now Penticton Sunrise)  Rotary Club completed a club visioning exercise in 2009-2010.   It was determined through the visioning process that the majority of club members wanted to become involved in an international project.  Previously the club had contributed to international projects but had not had developed our own project.   Two club members at the time had family connections in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where one of the family members was a member of the  Sonargaon Dhaka Rotary Club.   Through this connection, our club partnered with the Bangladesh club and started to work on a global grant project.   The clubs have now partnered on 2 large successful projects and embarking on a third project.    
Many thanks to Sonargaon Dhaka Club Rotarians Sayeed Chaudhury for photos, club liasion, and visits to Penticton Sunrise Rotary;   Dr. Mahfuza Mousumi,  President 2020-2021 for a joint club zoom presentation in September 2020;   Penticton Sunrise Rotarians Barry Reid for work on the global grants for over 10 years;  Tahira Sayeed for  photos and club liasion and club members of both clubs for ongoing support of the projects.