This week at Tamar Sunrise we had a lot to celebrate. First It was with great pleasure that Caro Brown introduced the club to Simone Hackett, our club's applicant for next year's Professional Development Exchange to Montanna in the USA.
Simone and her husband, Daniel run Riverfly 1864, originally founded as a river-based guiding business in 2005. It has grown to become one of Tasmania’s most respected guided fly fishing operations. RiverFly was a Tasmanian Tourism Award Finalist (2013), in a first for the Australian fly fishing industry. We all wish Simone well with her application and believe that she would be a fabulous ambassador for our State.
Our Guest speaker this week was our very own Lou Mason who was speaking in her other role which is that of an Interplast committee member. Earlier this year we were pleased to give this great organisation a donation towards their next trip.
Interplast’s intentions are simple. They exist to repair bodies and rebuild lives.
In a nutshell, they are a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with disability who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures. They do this by sending fully qualified Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services. They pride themselves on leaving a legacy. They aim to do themselves out of a job. They focus heavily on facilitating medical training and mentoring for in-country medical personnel by supporting and building the capacity of local health services.
Quite simply, their purpose is to provide life-changing surgery today and sustainable health systems tomorrow.
- See more at: http://www.interplast.org.au/who-we-are/our-organisation/#sthash.IXPo77ZJ.dpuf
This week Jann Rowlands our Youth Director met with Lynn Wyllie-Watson and her team at the Child and Family Centre at Ravenswood. The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise are extremely proud to be a sponsor of this great Centre's early learn to swim program. We hope that it is the first of many projects that we will do together.
Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise