(from the Wyoming Tribune=Eagle, Sept. 6, 2014--by W.M. Stalcup)--Five members of Cheyenne Sunrise Rotary recently presented a $3,300 check to Paula Egan-Wright for the Kay Leslie Orphanage and School in Haiti.

Egan-Wright, who teaches French at Cheyenne's East High, founded the orphanage and school after an earthquake in january 2010. It was named after her mother, Leslie Egan, a music teacher and lover of children, who died in 2011 and whose bequest made it possible for the school to start.

Today, Egan-Wright sends funds to support Kay Leslie monthly and raises this money by selling original watercolors, participating in silent auctions and dinners, and delivering Wyoming Tribune-Eagle newspapers via a delivery route.

The Sunrise Rotary Club originally focused on the need for a consistent quality water source at the orphanage, but because of its location not being permanent, turned to other needs. The club later decided to fund beds for the children after learning half did not have quality beds, thus the gift of mattresses, materials and labor to construct 20 beds.

Pictured are club members Tim Joannides, Jerry Crader, Brian Ellers, Andy Miller and W.M. Stalcup with Egan-Wright holding the check in the middle.