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Transition to Tradition: The Fifth Annual CLUBHOUSE Festival

How many times must you do something before it becomes a tradition?

I know, I know- there is no quantifiable way of answering that satisfactorily; but let’s venture some arguments. The first time is just that; an event. The second time earns it some sort of continuity; albeit still shaky. For example, it is the second year that makes it an “annual” event. The next couple of years ,you establish yourself.

Let me posit here that, perhaps, it is the fifth time of reckoning upon which that event, occurring routinely, becomes a tradition. Mere ruminations, but nevertheless…

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Pics from the Third Annual Bowling Fundraiser!

Since 2014, the Alumni Network of West Michigan (Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity Inc.) has held a bowling social fundraiser for the benefit of CLUBHOUSE International.

This year’s proceeds ($325) will go towards the CLUBHOUSE Festival, to be held on July 21st.

Here are some pics from the super fun event!



Sincere Condolences (And a Heartwarming Moment)

The CLUBHOUSE family extends the most heartfelt of condolences to Alex and Aleck Kuhudzai, two of our founders, who recently lost their grandmother.
If you know the twins, or know Dangamvura, then you know “Mbuya veMaTwins”. She belongs in the tradition of triumphant grandparents who assumed parenthood of the grandkids (commonplace in Dangamvura, for many reasons. She triumphed, and her success is on show daily by the exceptional men the twins she single handedly raised have become.

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Musings from the Children (Letters from the Class of 2017)

In applying for and maintaining their scholarships, the CLUBHOUSE Scholars are required to write letters and essays focusing on the hopes, challenges, and plans for their community. Here are a few of them from the class of 2017!


A Giant Among Men: A Tribute to Mr. Godo


Mudzidzisi Mukuru

(At our October 2016 Mentoring Workshop held at Rujeko Primary, CLUBHOUSE co-founder and trustee Alex Kuhudzai presented veteran educator and CLUBHOUSE ally extraordinaire Mr. Godo with a tribute compiled to him by various directors: here it is in full!)

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