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Wheelchair Mama

June 2011

LAST year the Rotary Club of Lae delivered a wheel chair to the Bundi Camp on the outskirts of the city.

The wheel chair was a donation to an old lady from the Gembogl area of the Chimbu Province.

Eta Nimambo was released from the Angau Memorial Hospital after a long battle with tuberculosis of the spinal cord.

It was a disease that eventually paralysed her even though she was cured.

Back at her home at the Bundi Camp she could not walk. All her movements meant being carried around by relatives.

It was not until elders from her Holy Spirit Parish at Boundary Road put a request to the Rotary Club of Lae for Eta Nimambo who is popularly known as ‘Mama’ that help eventually arrived – much to the tears of joy of her relatives.

Now mobile she was able to wheel herself from her settlement home to the church on Sunday where Lae Rotarian Oseah Philemon found her and took this picture.

Mrs Nimambo said she was very happy with her wheel chair. She is seen here with her relatives outside the Holy Spirit Parish Church.

The Rotary Club of Lae has donated wheel chairs to people all over Lae as well as others of Papua New Guinean whenever requests had been received.

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Fundraiser Tidings

Rotary Governor to Attend Black Tie Ball

June 2011

The head of Rotary for Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru and part of Australia will attend the Rotary Club of Lae’s Annual Fundraising Black Tie Ball in late July. District Governor Elect Carolyn Krueger made the announcement to Club officials recently. The District Governor has already visited Papua New Guinea in April to meet with Rotary Clubs to train Rotary leaders and discuss their club plans for community service.

“Papua New Guinea is very much on my agenda this coming year. In terms of highlighting to Australian-based clubs the kind of community projects they can help Papua New Guineans with or in promoting Rotary to PNG-based companies that are looking for a meaningful and effective way to undertake their  community service obligations, I want to promote Rotary as the means to do so.”

“Rotary is a collection of business and professional leaders united worldwide who conduct humanitarian projects, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work toward world understanding and peace. The local Rotary Club is a really practical way for professional people to act for a better community where they live. Because it is made up of professional people, it has the added bonus of assisting people to develop their business networks and leadership skills. I want to commend it to company executives and their professional staff.”

Lae Club President Steve McNeilly said the Annual Black Tie Ball has become the best social event in Lae. “Entertainment is by the now internationally lauded Tambuna Track Studio Band of Madang. The ball is very popular with the ladies because they get a chance to dress up in their very best and have a fabulous evening”.

The Rotary Club of Lae will be hosting its annual fundraising Black Tie Ball at the Lae International Hotel on Saturday, the 23rd of July, 2011. All proceeds from the Club’s Annual Black Tie Ball will go towards various Rotary service projects both at club level and on a broader scale.

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