Corporate Identity [2013-05-05]

Like every corporation, Reneal IEO has a board of directors.  The corporate by-laws of Reneal IEO require this board to meet at least twice a year.  While financial reports and official travel policies and action items don’t have the cachet of a trip abroad, they are an absolutely essential underpinning of our 501(c)(3) corporation.  We are fortunate to have very enthusiastic and diligent board

Wrap-up: Reneal in the Philippines 2013 [2013-04-27]

Neal returned to America last Saturday and Reneal IEO has a board meeting next Saturday.  Thus it is a good time to pause and reflect on the 2013 Reneal trip to the Philippines.  I don’t know if we’ve ever had such a satisfying confluence of events: witnessing the culmination of some long-time projects, implementing significant improvements in others, and laying the foundation for exciting future opportunities.  There was great joy in seeing old acquaintances and in forming new connections.  Of course nothing truly good comes without some blood, sweat, and tears along the way, but all in all it was a successful trip for Reneal IEO.

Thank you CNHS! [2013-04-20]

Our work at Compostela National High School (CNHS) started back in 2006 when we were assigned as U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers to the island of Cebu in the Philippines.  Even after we completed our Peace Corps service in 2008, we have continued our close association with the school and teachers.  On this trip, Neal has been working long hours to upgrade the system at CNHS to Xubuntu 12.04.  Xubuntu 12.04 will be the basis for future installations, so this work was an important stepping-stone for Reneal IEO. 

A Day in the Life… [2013-04-14]

Since our U.S. Peace Corps service ended in 2008, Neal and I have travelled annually to the Philippines to continue our work there.  These visits are usually about a month, and it always takes a few days to get into the flow of life after being in America.  We arrive with a plan of things to do but there are always unanticipated twists and turns, successes and failures, delays and miracles, that make each trip memorable.