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These projects will bring potable water to, health clinics, schools and rural villages.

All donations go directly to purchase of needed project materials including water tanks, water filters, valves, pipe, etc.

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We would like to thank...


Holladay Rotary of Utah USA

District 5420




 Roads Capital, LLC












Bruce & Carolyn Summerhays

 Lynn & Ann Summerhays

 Joseph Summerhays


George & Natalie Waddoups 

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Silent Auction Item's for Wananavu Kadavu~Water Project at the New Yorker in Salt Lake City, Utah June 30th

RONNIE PRICE Autographed NIKEzoom Shoes-  Donated by Basketball Star Ronnie Price http://ronnieprice.net/foundation/

Autographed PING Golf Bag-Cookbook & Stuff-  Signed & Donated by Professional Golfer Bruce Summerhays http://www.pgatour.com/players/00/55/89/

Long  weekend in Midway, Utah-  Donated by Fader Golf & Joseph Summerhays  http://www.pgatour.com/players/02/32/18/

Fifty Dollar Gift Certificate-  Gastronomy Restaurants ~ The New Yorker Oyster Bar & Market Street Grill-  Donated by Gastronomy http://www.gastronomyinc.com/ny/index.html

2 Utah Jazz Tickets 8th Row Floor-Game TBA- Donated by Heinz J. Mahler  http://www.kippandchristian.com/

Bountiful Bowl Bowling Passes- Donated by Bountiful Bowl  http://bountifulbowl.net/

Autographed Utah Jazz Jersey of Deron Williams- Donated by The Utah Jazz http://www.nba.com/jazz/ http://www.utahjazz360.com/

Private Yoga Session with Aki Rich- Donated by Aki Rich http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancythompsonmahler/3274495741/

Two Nights Lodging at Ranch House Inn B&B- Winlock, Washington Donated by Cindy & Chuck Knighten http://www.ranchbandb.com/

Twenty Five Dollar Gift Certificate Sam’s CLUB Donated by Sam’s Club of Logan, Utah Also included- P.F. Chang’s, Tummi Yummi’s & Making Scents  http://www.samsclub.com/sams/homepage.jsp

Gift Bag of Jessica Nail Care and Polish- Donated by Lucy Ekins Pedicurist & Facials Wellsville, Utah  http://www.jessicacosmetics.com/

Photo Session by Serena Gene Photography- Donated by Serena Gene Martineau  http://www.serenagene.com/

Two eighteen rounds at Logan Golf & Country Club- Donated by Logan Golf & Country Club  http://logancountryclub.com/

Nordic Track X7i Incline Trainer- Donated by Scott & Michele Watterson  



3 Handmade, artisan, Zapotec (Maya) Rugs from Oaxaca, Mexico- Donated by Janie Rogers http://www.amazon.com/Utah-Art-Artists-Vern-Swanson/dp/158685111X/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223254941&sr=1-6

Hawaii one week stay on beautiful island Oaho-Turtle BayHawaii-  Donated by Fader Golf & Joseph Summerhays  http://trustit.us/excursions.php



Why Water?

Health and sanitation.

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.

90% of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are to children under five years old. Many of these diseases are preventable. The UN predicts that one tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.

Come join us on Wednesday, June 30th at the New Yorker, enjoy the tastes of  Award Winning Chef Will Pliler while helping those in need.

The New Yorker - Premier American Traditional Cuisine


$10us will buy a bag of cement...


The New Yorker in Salt Lake City, Utah USA is Hosting a Fundraiser for Wananavu Kadavu~Water Project

Wananavu Kadavu~Water Project

Fundraiser for Clean Water

in Fiji

Hosted by

The New Yorker Restaurant

40 West Market Street

Salt Lake City, Utah


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

5pm to 7pm

Help bring clean drinking water to the rural

villages of the Fiji Islands


Donations have been received by

Basketball star Ronnie Price

Professional Golfer Bruce Summerhays

Icon Health & Fitness

Photographer Serena Martineau

and much more...

Tickets are available with suggested donation of $50

at the following locations

The New Yorker Restaurant

Monday through Friday

11:30 am to 3pm

On our website through





If you would like to donate to our silent auction please

+ 801-891-7714

One village at a time, together we can...

If you can't make the event, you can still help out

just push the DONATE button on the right.

All donations are tax deductible


Our next water project for the Navuatu village...

In April members of the Wananavu Kadavu Board of Directors as well as several of our friends and supports spent three and half weeks living and working with the villagers at one of our water project sites. The experience was a priceless adventure to see firsthand the hard work and dedication of our project manager, Ben Sorensen and a wonderful opportunity to meet the local people who have worked tirelessly to bring water into their villages. Their efforts and their gratitude were overwhelming and humbling.
Once you meet the people of Fiji in need of water, you know the work we are doing is important to their health and longevity. Once you live with them sharing in all aspects of their everyday life you truly appreciate what amazing people they are; who welcomed us as family into their homes and lives.
In Suva we had little time to accomplish everything on our list. Ben joined Heinz and me in Suva to meet with government officials and finish up paper work for a three-year work permit so that we can continue our efforts to bring safe drinking water to Fiji’s villages. Additionally, I went to the Rotomould warehouse to purchased two 500 liter tanks, as well as cement, wire and tools needed for the project; all thanks to your generous donations.
The purchasing the tanks, supplies, organizing shipment of the materials I did in Suva is all work that our Project Manager, Ben usually manages. Taking on these tasks was an experience to spend one day walking in his shoes; on what would be considered an easy day in Suva for Ben. It was eye opening. As some of you might know Ben is my son. The good and bad of having my son Ben as project manager is, I expect a lot out of him and I'm not always the sympathetic ear to his needs. I realized I'm expecting a lot from someone who has donated his time and skills to make these projects a job very well done. I know Ben has the great ability to make people feel at ease, no matter where we were in Suva or the Island of Kadavu it seemed everyone knew him. He has become family to the people who have housed and fed him during his time in Fiji. I am very proud of the dedication and the relationships he has established with the Fijian people on behalf of the Wananavu Kadavu ~ Water Project.
Our group also had the opportunity to spend time with Russell Howorth, who is the director of The Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), an inter-governmental, regional organization dedicated to providing services to promote sustainable development in Fiji as well as other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In his 2010 World Water Day Address, he highlighted the safe drinking water challenges in the Pacific area and Fiji. The transcript of his address is available on the SOPAC website: http://www.sopac.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=198 Russell also introduced me Ray Paris who is with the local Rotary in Suva and an engineer. Heinz and I had the opportunity to attend a Rotary luncheon and exchanged banners with the Rotary Club of Suva North Fiji Islands  and the Holladay Rotary in Utah, USA.
Among our friends and supporters who traveled to Fiji on this trip were Dexter Taylor, a Utah based businessman, magician and proud father of Serena Martineau our photographer, who also joined us. Before Dexter returned home he was the talk of Fiji, "The Magic Man". He entertained both the children and adults with his shows around the Drue, Navoatu and Vuniesa villages. Serena photographed Wananavu Kadavu ~ Water Project work. Serena knows how to capture the life in the faces she photographs, her photos tell a story.
The resources we have been given by very talented caring people is beyond my expectations. I want to thank you all for believing in Wananavu Kadavu~Water Project, the help you provide is immeasurable.
I can't express the gratitude I have for the people who have appeared out of nowhere to share their expertise with us. The family who took us in like they have Ben.
It takes more than a village to make a change, it takes the world.

Tanks for Novuatu Village, Kadavu Fiji Islands One village at a time, together we can...