International Service News
Jamaica - Joined Global Grant project with 29 District Governors
A collaborative effort by Rotarians in memory of our classmate George Tyson and in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. This class of Governors donated a Cataract Surgery machine for a local clinic. Hospital administrators expressed their excitement and appreciation. The hospital serves over 500,000 people, conducting over 300 cataract surgeries per year, and this new operating equipment was much appreciated by the community.
An article in the Jamaica Observer about the experience to see firsthand the power of many!! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Rotary-Int-l-gives-Cornwall-Regional-Hospital--10m-in-eye-care-equipment-_67046?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email
In good humor, the hospital director offered a 'salute' to the 'best GERMS' she ever had in the hospital, referring to Rotary International President John and Judy.
Service at Granville Child Care Center in Jamaica
Our mission was to build, basically from scratch, a Rotary Peace Garden at the Granville Child Care Center. The center can house 60 young ladies, aged 10-18. At the Children's home DG Tom presented a check from the Charlotte South club of $500 and his wife Paula did as well from her Waxhaw Weddington Club. All the DG's brought supplies for the home.
All District Governors from Zone 33 & 34 and all the Jamaica Club Presidents were sworn in at the Saturday Night Installation Banquet.