Pat Frandsen is the videographer and photographer for the communications committee. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in elementary education. She taught school while her husband attended medical school. Club Frandsen is growing, thanks to her six children and their spouses. The club is up to 33, not including the six dogs. Because of her involvement in Big Ocean Women, she coordinated a global grant with a Rotary club in Nigeria and the CEO of an NGO that she met through Big Ocean Women. With matching funds, the grant will provide $52 thousand to help women get sewing machines and start their own businesses. It will also help girls learn about maturation and provide them with Days for Girls packets. Her favorite thing is writing her bio. She just forgets to submit it.

Giving Girls Dignity Nigeria

I am a member of Rotary International. Rotary club members work to improve life for some of the world’s vulnerable populations. Rotary’s global grants support these efforts in communities worldwide. The grants must be sustainable, meaning they provide long-term solutions that community members themselves can support after grant funding ends. To apply for a global…

The Penny Plan

Join with us to send a Nigerian child to school for one penny a day. Over 10.5 million children, girls constituting the majority, are not currently attending school due to financial woes, with a large number of them concentrated in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos has over 100 slums. Most of these young women…