Roatan Island has inspired Captain Lynn Rippelmeyer, female aviation pioneer and our Founder and Board President, to document her historic life and learnings in an inspirational and humorous 2-book memoir, Life Takes Wings and Life Takes Flight.  Sales of the books benefit Roatan and its wonderful people so enjoy  exciting, real life adventure while helping out those less fortunate.



ROSE is a diverse group of individuals dedicated to helping the less fortunate of Honduras. The Honduran foundations, charities, and projects ROSE supports are well-managed and display wisdom, honesty and inclusiveness in their staff and their programs. Your contributions, combined with our efforts, work to improve the lives of Roatan’s people.

A Message from our Founder & Board President:

Lynn RippelmeyerROSE began many years ago when I was flying daily commercial flights into Honduras. Passengers often included missionaries and medical teams who volunteered their time and service to the country’s poor population. I made friends with people on the island of Roatán who were doing their part to help the impoverished people by creating and supporting clinics, schools, sports programs and an animal shelter. After witnessing the desperate need there I began bringing supplies in on my flights, during my days off, and while on vacation. I also invited friends and family to come help.

After my retirement from the airlines I continued to use my travel privileges to deliver equipment and supplies, for I knew it was by far the cheapest way to transport the essential products needed by these foundations. I soon realized that the formation of a nonprofit organization was needed. By collecting funds and supplies, the work we were doing would be even more effective and far-reaching. It would also provide a means for more people to experience the wonderful feeling of giving and helping others. My personal involvement and hands-on approach coupled with my knowledge of the Honduran organizations’ heart-felt desire to help others guarantees that all contributions will be used as intended.
Please help now.  Thank you so much.
Captain Lynn Rippelmeyer

Board of Directors

Captain LYNN RIPPELMEYER, President
MARCI CLARK, Secretary
Artist, healing touch spiritual ministry instructor & practitioner, owner of the Garden of the Dragonfly gallery in Spring TX & former president UNESCO Bioethics Art Competition.  Yvonne believes in supporting ROSE because she is interested in emotional, spiritual, mental & physical healing through whatever means, talents, abilities, energies and Guidance provides.
Known as Reverend Judy, she retired in 2007 from a lifetime of supporting others in the medical field and has since followed her passions.  She is the owner of and desires to serve others for their highest good.  She serves ROSE because she believes in helping however she can to support those in need.  It is said the fastest way to her heart is through her cat.  Carpe Diem.
Mary has over 40 years of executive experience in quality management, organizational development and leadership training, manufacturing operations and process engineering and is a certified ISO 9001/Q1 Quality System Auditor.  Mary holds two degrees, an MBA – emphasis in human resource management and Bachelors of Educational Psychology with advanced units in manufacturing technology and was an instructor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Business School.  Her other interests include acrylic painting and playing music in her church folk choir. She has also served her place of worship as Board President, Human Resource Chair, Leadership Development member and Coordinator for the Cancer Support Groups.

Irish though born in New York, Chriss serendipitiously was connected to Roatan Support Effort on her first visit to the island. Seeing the spirit, heart and impact of ROSE, she now volunteers as digital coordinator.  A writer, producer & creative director, Chriss has been blessed with interesting careers in sports and entertainment television on both coasts, and now lives and loves life in the mountains outside of Aspen, Colorado.   She’s a pisces, favorite color green, most often found reading, inline skating, behind the wheel or near the water.