By Emily Castillo -- Last week, blueEnergy US staff Mathias Craig and Emily Castello headed to Boston for a night of conversation, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Josh Rogol, a new 2011 blueEnergy supporter, hosted an event on behalf of blueEnergy as a way to raise awareness and money for blueEnergy’s community development work on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. Josh Rogol was first introduced to blueEnergy by his uncle, longtime blueEnergy supporter Michael Rogol and had the opportunity to visit our site in Bluefields, Nicaragua this past June.
Upon returning from his week-long stay in Bluefields, Josh was inspired to get more involved and wanted to introduce his network of friends to blueEnergy’s community development model on the Coast. The event served as a perfect environment to introduce blueEnergy to the young professional community of Boston! Josh opened the event with personal anecdotes from his June trip to Bluefields, sharing his personal connections and motivations for getting involved in blueEnergy. The floor was then turned over to Mathias who provided a succinct overview of blueEnergy’s major program areas and vision. The night continued with conversation and laughter, as a slide show of some of Josh’s photos from his trip played in the background. The night’s attendants were poised to learn more, asking a variety of questions from why the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua to what are your long-term plans for development.
With over 50 people in attendance, the night turned out to be a great success! New friendships were forged, new ideas were presented, and perhaps most importantly, a new group of Bostonian blueEnergy supporters emerged.
A special thank you to Josh Rogol for his enduring support and to everyone who came out to Clerys in support of blueEnergy!
|Josh constructing a water filter during his June trip to Bluefields!|