Heart 2 Heart is a cooperative effort between Rotarians in the "Heart of America" (Zones 30 and 31) and in the "Heart of Mexico" (District 4170). The first cooperative effort was in fall 2004 when the 2005-06 District Governors in both US zones agreed to support a water well project in a rural town in Mexico District 4170. Central Indiana District 6560 has been the leader of the cooperative efforts since 2005, and that district has done one to three projects directly with District 4170 every year. Except for 2020 & 2021 (due to Covid) Rotarians from several US districts make an annual visit to Mexico to visit past, present, and future grant projects. This year’s trip is scheduled for November 8, to 15, 2023 and will include a visit to the Southern and Northern suburbs of Mexico City (District 4170). A tentative agenda is outlined below.

The projects are designed well and completed timely. Our contacts in D4170 are the District Grants Chair and the District Foundation Chair, so we are assured the projects will be completed and the paperwork will be done. Mexico writes the grants, with our input.

Any club can participate, regardless of size of club or amount of contribution. This is an easy way for clubs (and districts) to get involved internationally. There is no paperwork for the clubs and very little work for the district. All we really are looking for are clubs who want to make a difference, hopefully with financial support and eventually by sending/getting a club member to visit the projects. Clubs do not have to provide thousands of dollars to be a partner, and individuals can also contribute.

We try to offer a variety of projects for clubs to consider. In looking at the projects for 2023-24 and the projects under discussion for 2024-25, you will see that the projects address a variety of needs in the Rotary areas of emphasis. Some clubs who have an ongoing project in another country have found Heart 2 Heart to be a good way to expand international service.
Mexico City, MX
Date & Time
November 8, 2023 - November 15, 2023
Who's Coming
The following Rotarians have registered to attend
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
          AM       Travel from US to Mexico City by US visiting team.
          PM       Arrival by US visiting team and transport to hotel (Southern Suburbs)
          PM       Welcome dinner in hotel (US visiting team and Mexico team)

Thursday, November 9, 2023
          AM       Breakfast at hotel.
          AM       Visit with AMANC (kids’ cancer association)
          PM       Visit to Holtz-Beahon kidney transplant Global Grant Program
          PM       Visit to Elder Care Global Grant
          PM       Return to hotel dinner on own

Friday, November 10, 2023
          AM       Breakfast at hotel
          AM       Visit Ahuatlan and Rancho Nuevo indigenous communities (Tepexco area).
                        Participate with the club in their distribution of food and supplies to these communities.
          PM       Return to Hotel (7 PM) dinner on own

Saturday, November 11, 2023
          AM       Light Breakfast at Hotel
          AM       Check out of hotel. Depart for District Governors Breakfast
          AM       District Governors Breakfast Event
          PM       Continue to Hotel (Norther Suburbs) and check-in.
          PM       Afternoon and dinner on own

Sunday, November 12, 2023
          AM      Breakfast at hotel
          AM      Tour of Teotihuacan pyramids near Ecatepec
          PM       Lunch provided by local Rotary club(s)
          PM       Return to hotel, dinner on your own

Monday, November 13, 2023
          AM       Breakfast at hotel
          AM       Vallejo club project presentations
                        (vision screening project, Cleft lip Global Grant Project, 100 in 100 club-to-club project)
          AM       Small group visit to the Florida Satellite scoliosis GG project.
          PM       Projects to be determined.
          PM       Return to hotel, dinner on own

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
          AM       Breakfast at hotel
          AM       Ecatepec area visit (100 in 100 water tank cleaning project)
          AM       Elementary School Project
          PM       Lunch with Ecatepec Club
          PM       Visit Cleft P Global Grant sponsored by Xalostoc Club
          PM       Return to Hotel
          PM       Farewell Dinner

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
          AM       Breakfast at hotel
          AM       Transfer to airport and depart for home
Travel Packages
Prices are per person based upon double occupancy and include roundtrip airfare, airport transfers, hotel accommodations for seven nights, hotel taxes and gratuities, breakfast each morning, air conditioned motor coach, 2 dinners, Heart2heart commemorative gift, admission to all Rotary functions, and medical insurance. Any unused funds from registration fees will be donated to Heart2Heart programs.

If you will not be able to join us for all 7 nights or need to request a travel deviation please contact Tom Dusing for special request pricing.

Book your package as soon as possible. Prices will increase an additional $100.00 per person for reservations received after September 15, 2023.

A single occupancy surcharge is available for an additional cost of $475.00. If you do not have a traveling companion we will attempt to pair travelers to take advantage of the double occupancy rates.

Travel packages are non-refundable and we recommended the purchase of Travel Guard Travel Insurance to protect your investment. Medical Insurance is provided in the travel package, however this insurance does not provide coverage for trip cancellation or travel delays.
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Chicago O'Hare Il2,360.002,460.002,560.00
Cincinnati OH2,475.002,575.002,675.00
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Indianapolis IN2,425.002,525.002,625.00
Kansas City MO2,425.002,525.002,625.00
Knoxville MO2,550.002,650.002,750.00
Lexington KY2,275.002,375.002,475.00
Little Rock2,375.002,475.002,575.00
Mobile AL2,375.002,475.002,575.00
Monroe, LA2,525.002,625.002,725.00
Nashville TN2,375.002,475.002,575.00
New Orleans LA2,375.002,475.002,575.00
Oklahoma City OK2,400.002,500.002,600.00
Peoria IL2,675.002,775.002,875.00
Springfield MO2,450.002,750.002,850.00
St Louis MO2,375.002,775.002,875.00
Land Only, No airfare1,750.001,800.001,850.00
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Contact Us
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact
Tom Dusing at Travel Leaders Indianapolis 317 895-2451
 Join us November 08 -15, 2023
We look forward to hosting you!

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