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Donatons to Buimo Health Center (27/8/11)

August 2011

This is the first of the new executive committees Community Chest BBQ’s where we join a local community for a small lunch and donate items that they require.

To view stories and photos of this and other donations please visit DIK Tracking.

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Donaton to Malahang Health Center (24/8/11)

August 2011

This is a new Building for the Health center supported by the Local Level government and the Rotary club of Lae have provided all the hospital beds for this building which is due to be officially opened in September/October of this year.

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Shelterbox Golf Challenge Cambodia

August 2011

Rotarians and Friends of Rotary from all over the world are invited to join us for the first “SHELTERBOX GOLF CHALLENGE” in Cambodia to play in the three round competition on championship golf courses, enjoy a week with friends in Cambodia’s number one resort, experience one of the worlds most beautiful cultural heritage sites, the Angkor Wat Temples, get to know the local community and last but not least have fun and make new friends.

Join us or form a team of four to participate in this great charity event to win fantastic trophies and prizes.

And … a part of the price you pay will be a donation to ShelterBox!

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Donaton to Center of Mercy (17/8/11)

August 2011

This clinic is run by the “Sisters of Precious Blood” and the sister from Mozambique is doing amazing things building toilet blocks and extra recovery rooms which our hospital beds are destined for.

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Donaton to House Claire (Orphanage) (17/8/11)

August 2011

Suzanne Green from Resistance movement presented a desperately needed desktop to Sr Anne for Mark Flewin from Rotary.

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Thank you for the adjustable hospital beds

August 2011

A short one to say thank you for the adjustable hospital beds. It was so providential that you gave them to us only a couple of days before the Christian Blind Mission team came out and did cataract surgery on 27 eyes.

Just a short one to say thank you for the adjustable hospital beds. It was so providential that you gave them to us only a couple of days before the Christian Blind Mission team came out and did cataract surgery on 27 eyes. I was allowed to stand in observing the operations on the first day as the surgeon from Michigan USA went right inside the eye and hooked out the cataract damaged lens and replaced it with a Perspex synthetic one. Truly amazingly skilful and courageous work. For the first few eyes the surgeon struggled with the beds adjusting attachments located on the end of each bed which we had two set up end to end so he could go smoothly from one patient to another as they lay head to head. We turned the beds end for end and butted them together again, this time without any restrictive bed parts to impede the surgeons movements. The surgeon was extremely happy with this set up and proceeded to smoothly operate on eye after eye. Pretty to watch.

The eye team used all four beds. One to lay the patient on to anaesthetise their eye and they were then transferred to the bed vacated by the last patient as the surgeon was operating on the person next to them. The other bed was used to lay out all their gear which was replenished and transferred to the next patient up for surgery.

The whole operation would have been so much more difficult without the beds and the eye team said this rural outreach was the best set up they had ever had. The six of them stayed at our house the four days and we had a good time in the evenings playing chess and drinking good PNG coffee and putting the world to rights.

Tomorrow I will be driving into Goroka to pick up our two Aussie friends, a married couple we knew in Caloundra the eight years we were there. They will stay two weeks and hopefully be able to send you some of the photos I took of your beds in operation (so to speak).

Thanks

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From the President's Desk

President’s Message – August 2011

August 2011

Fellows,

I write to advise that member feedback shows we have an adopted Club Leadership Plan 2011-14. Congratulations all! Great team effort.

A lot of consideration and thought has gone into the plan and even more effort since in ensuring we have a great start to the year, including:

  • DIK containers are being dealt with in a professional and efficient manner;
  • Friends of Rotary volunteers & community partners are being engaged with on projects;
  • 2011/12 Service Project goals being scoped and planned for commencement;
  • Terrific levels of Public Awareness in the Post Courier;
  • The most successful ball fundraiser the club has ever had;
  • Recognition of our website as the best in the whole district;
  • Sponsors lining up to partner with us;
  • Planning for the Golf Day fundraiser commenced.

Even though that’s an impressive list, there is more. Please keep a balance with work and home life though. Manage your time so everybody is happy, most especially you!

August is Membership and Extension Month for Rotary International and as you know I’ve been emphasizing at our weekly meetings the very great need to bring new members through the doors. Next Tuesday I intend to bring the form work that sets out the clubs process for membership.

Meanwhile, please think to ask the people whom you might have had along as a guest on a couple of occasions (Lyndon Taitare, Major Lindsay Brown, Enoch etc.) and also anybody else that you have approached recently who you think would be a good contributor to the Rotary Club. This is the month to get a few more bodies in the door. Please advise Secretary Rob in advance of the meeting.

Why is it time for new members? Because we have this adopted plan to execute now.

And it makes sense to. For example, we are doing literacy projects at schools but have no teachers/lecturers as members. We are supporting clinics and the hospital but have no doctors or nurses as members. Our Treasurer needs to have the support of some other number crunchers, so we need a CPA or 2! Our webmaster guru must begin the search for others who are IT savvy! Larry has a big burden to share with a willing person….20ft of it at a time. Seeing that picture of Mark Flewin (our DIK coordinator) after emptying that container last weekend I know he needs help!! Rupert has a lot of skills to share with young professionals, Barry and Cesar are eager to develop the ideas we have about vocational projects into something really significant for Lae. And last but definitely not least half the population in Lae are women….but we have no women in the club at present!!

So lets bring other good people in to help us.

If you feel you need information to pass to a prospective member, please use our great website as a reference point www.rotarylae.org or the www.rotary.org website has plenty of resources or contact any of the club executive and we will be happy to email something or provide a hardcopy.

Have a great weekend. Tomorrow morning I am handing over the 3 computers I was granted on Tuesday night to the Liberty Baptist Church toward their youth programs. Give me a call or email if you want to join in the fun of a handover of goods. Mark also has things happening.

Regards,

Anthony

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