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Club Dinner Meeting – Speaker: Graeme Chester – ROMAC

April 14, 2015 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

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SPEAKER :            Graeme Chester  – PP Rotary Club of Healesville

TOPIC:             ROMAC

ROMAC is the acronym for “Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children” and is a combined Australian and New Zealand initiative. It was commenced out of the actions of a single Rotarian in March, 1988, when a member of the Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat in Victoria, visited Lambasa in Fiji with a group of Australian surgeons. He found the child mortality rate as high as 25% in some places, and quickly established that a major factor was the lack of medical and surgical facilities and skills available to children of those areas.

Rotary was challenged to assist an 18 year old Fijian girl whose right leg was threatened if immediate surgery was not performed. During the next four years eight children were brought to Australia by the Rotary Club of Kangaroo Flat for major, often life saving surgery. Soon 20 Rotary clubs were caught up in the success of each case and assisted in various ways.

ROMAC quickly went about harnessing assistance from medical experts, hospitals, nurses, physiotherapists, pathology and radiology services, airlines, sponsors and other supporters.

This Rotary program has, to date, provided urgent medical treatment to over 300 children from 20 developing countries.  ROMAC is generously assisted by many eminent Australian surgeons who donate their time free.

Further details about ROMAC can be viewed on the following link www.romac.org.au/

Details

Date:
April 14, 2015
Time:
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Chirnside Park Country Club
68 Kingswood Drive
Chirnside Park, 3116 Australia
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Contact the Rotary Club of Lilydale

Postal Address:    P.O. Box 127, Lilydale, Victoria  3140

Telephone:     0423 558 833

E-Mail Address:   [email protected]

Web Page:          www.rotarylilydale.org.au

 

 

 

 

Meeting Details

The Rotary Club of Lilydale currently meets bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. We meet at York on Lilydale, start arriving from 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start.

Enter the Function room via Carpark. In the foyer look out for RCL sandwich board.
Register @ RCL check-in desk inside the Function room.

For current meeting details, refer to Events Calendar. To connect with meetings via Zoom click on this link.

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