Satuit CFO Monitors Vote in Kenya with The Carter Center
September 1, 2017 - Satuit Technologies congratulates the people of Kenya on their democratic election in early August. Steven Nothern, Satuit’s CFO, was an official election observer working as a volunteer with the Carter Center’s Democracy Program. The Carter Center was there to witness Kenya’s second election under its new constitution, drafted in 2010, and 5thsince returning to multi-party elections in 1992.
Steven was part of a team of Short Term Observers brought in to expand the reach of the observation team for Election Day, August 8th. Over 100 representatives for The Carter Center came from over 34 countries and visited polling stations throughout the 290 constituencies to observe the election’s process and fairness. The Center’s objectives in Kenya were to provide impartial assessments of the election process, promote inclusivity to all potential voters and show support for the democratic government. In a fascinating development, Kenya’s Supreme Court on Sept. 1 nullified the election results, citing irregularities, and ordered there be a new election. The Carter Center commended the court in a statement you can read here.
Steven Nothern has observed 9 elections with The Center since 2008 and he looks forward to continued involvement in the years to come. This marks The Carter Center’s 104th election observed in 39 countries since 1989 and demonstrates their continued commitment to the spread of democracy worldwide. To learn more about the Carter Center’s Democracy Program and their other initiatives, please click here.
Polen Capital & Satuit Technologies, Inc., Tee off to Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish® of Southern Florida focuses on making dreams come true for kids with life-threatening medical conditions and 100% of donations will benefit Make-A-Wish. In 2014, Polen Capital began its efforts to raise support. In their inaugural year they granted wishes to 10 courageous children in the local community. [2016 results]. Satuit is proud to support this cause in 2016. We are making a wish come true for a deserving child as well as lunch for all volunteers and participants in the tournament. Chet Hayman, SVP Sales, and Steve McGann, VP Professional and Client Services represented Satuit on the course. We look forward to see how our sponsorship changed the life of child with a life-threatening medical condition. Support is always needed. Here is how you can help Make-A-Wish and find out more about this great event.
Satuit takes part in other organizations outside the office doors...
Our Chief Financial Officer, Steven Nothern, volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity International and the Carter Center Democracy Program. With Habitat for Humanity, Steven has traveled to Haiti to help build homes in Leogane following the 2010 magnitude 7.0 earthquake centered in the town. For more information on the Habitat International work projects, click here
To learn more about the organizations Satuit takes part in, scroll below. To learn more about the Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity, click on the videos below:
A nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. The Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts, advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity, preventing diseases, improving mental health care, and teaching farmers to increase crop production.
Habitat for Humanity is an International, nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1976. Habitat has been devoted to building "simple, decent, and affordable" housing, and has addressed the issues of poverty housing all over the world. The mission statement of Habitat for Humanity is "Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope". Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct rehabilitate or preserve more than 800,000 homes since its founding in 1976, making Habitat the largest not-for-profit builder in the world.
Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12, living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive-at home, at school and at play. Cradles to Crayons supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. Read more about how Satuit does their part with this organization here.