North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club, lost a dear member and a great friend.
On Saturday, April 24th, we lost our dear friend and fellow Rotarian, Carmen Eriksson. She was a beautiful, loving and caring person to everyone that knew her and she will be sadly missed. Carmen had been a long-time Rotarian, having started in Rotary in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010 and then joined the North Texas Pioneers Rotary in Plano in 2013. She was very involved in many projects, especially international projects, and always wanted to help wherever she could. She welcomed new members like they were family and always made an effort to make everyone feel so special.
To honor her memory and her passion for helping others, her family, along with the North Texas Pioneers Rotary club, created a “Carmen Eriksson Scholarship Fund”. This fund will contribute to an organization in Africa that helps Malawi girls to complete their high school and university education. Malawi girls are often forgotten or purposefully mistreated. They are forced into child marriage and there is no free education beyond eighth grade. Students must pay for tuition and few students can afford it. Every $1,200.00 raised will help a young girl complete her education and give her the opportunity to provide for her family.
A memorial mass will be held on May 22, 2021 at 10:00am - Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 600 So. Jupiter Rd., Richardson, TX 75081.
If you would like to donate to this scholarship fund, in lieu of sending flowers, please go to the following link. We thank you for your contribution."