Route 66 Rotarian hospitality shown to Canadian counterparts

The local chapter of Rotarians hosted dinner for a chapter from Canada who are on their way to Mexico to deliver emergency goods.

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The local chapter of Rotarians hosted dinner for a chapter from Canada who are on their way to Mexico to deliver emergency goods.

KINGMAN – Every year since 2013, Kingman Route 66 Rotary has hosted dinner for a group of fellow Rotarians from Canada on their journey to Mexico to deliver emergency goods.

Jo Ann Oxsen has decided to take part in the Rotarians’ international service this year, accompanying the group for the next two weeks.

Oxsen was president of the Route 66 Rotary Club when the Lethbridge Rotary Club of Alberta, Canada, contacted her about 10 members coming through Kingman on their Los Amigos Project to deliver decommissioned emergency vehicles to poor areas of Mazatlan.

They wanted to get together with Kingman Rotarians.

“In addition to focusing on service projects, Rotary is also known for the special friendship bonds formed among Rotarians worldwide, so I arranged for our Rotary Club to host their group at a dinner at a local restaurant,” Oxsen said.

That’s how the annual tradition started, and it will continue with a dinner on Saturday. This year, Oxsen solicited contributions for the Los Amigos Project and Mohave County Search and Rescue came through with several pieces of medical equipment and supplies.

“Upon my return, I hope to share my Mexican adventure with Kingman Daily Miner readers,” Oxsen said.