SAN CARLOS, Calif., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CBS-San Francisco hosted the 2017 Jefferson Awards tonight at the Herbst Theater, honoring 55 recipients of the bronze medal for public service. 5 were bestowed the silver medal, who will go to the National ceremony in June of 2017 in Washington D.C.
Jon Kaufman, of H2OpenDoors, a project of Rotary, was one of the silver medalists. After a 2 minute video presentation to the audience, Jon spoke about the advantages of joining up with a service organization rather than establishing a new nonprofit organization. "In this very auditorium in 1945, the United Nations charter was signed in a ceremony organized and hosted by Rotary International," said Kaufman. "If you have an innovation and a passion to solve a problem and alleviate suffering, consider joining the Lions, or the Kiwanis or Rotary. These well-established organizations can serve as an incubator and power plant for your vision."
H2OpenDoors has installed 18 water bottling plants in 8 countries over the past 4 years. Each install provides daily drinking water for up to 10,000 people. 2017 planned expeditions include Nepal, Cuba, Peru, Nepal and Mexico.
The full ceremony can be viewed at http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/3612601-full-video-jefferson-awards-ceremony-at-herbst-theater/.
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