An idea, a thought and a hope that the National Guard would agree to transport goods to those living in Panama is how the mission started.
Just before Rotary 6068 held their annual conference last fall, members began to think about an international service project they could do - something to commit to for several years. The goal was to establish a long-term mission with a broader impact than many small projects.
Noting the National Guard has a "huge presence" in Panama, Jefferson City Rotary members thought the pairing was a great idea.
"Soon we were on our way, and at the conference, the Rotarians really adopted the mission and we were amazed," said Joan Kramer, president of Jefferson City Breakfast Rotary Club.