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THURSDAY MAY 16 OUR SPEAKER IS DR. ROGER WELCH OAM LEADING GOLD COAST OPTHALMOLOGIST
 
His bio appears below
 
In 2017, Dr Roger Welch was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his work in implementing world-leading ophthalmology on the Gold Coast. Founder and principal of the state-of-the-art Vision Centre Gold Coast practice at Southport, the eye surgeon worked from a bus to save the sight of needy people in small outback communities.
For the past 23 years  at his own cost and working   from a surgically equipped  bus, Dr Welch and his staff have made regular charter flights to the Northern NSW town of Moree meeting the needs of patients there and from other communities of the rural Gwydir region.
On the Gold Coast he built the multi-million-dollar hi-tech ophthalmic Vision Centre Day Surgery offering leading edge eye surgery. Dr Welch also contributed to the introduction of eye surgical procedures including vitrectomy, along with landmark treatments for Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration and of course Cataracts removal.
 
Regards
SUE
 
SUE FOSKETT
DIRECTOR CLUB SERVICE AND YOUTH
MOB 0418763036
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The Rotary Foundation is responding to disasters
Introducing our new Disaster Response Fund
Dear Rotary Foundation Leader,

When disaster strikes, Rotarians around the world come together as people of action to help those in need. To support communities in their rebuilding efforts, The Rotary Foundation is proud to announce our new Disaster Response Fund. Donations to the Disaster Response Fund help Rotary clubs provide disaster recovery and support relief efforts where the need is greatest by funding and providing access to disaster response grants. 

Learn more about disaster response grants and Rotarians' disaster response efforts below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Disaster Response Grants
You can send questions to grants@rotary.org.
 
 
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Rotary members in Puerto Rico continue to work in their communities to rebuild homes, provide clean water, and move forward—one step at a time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary and ShelterBox
Rotary partners with ShelterBox to help survivors of disasters through emergency shelter and related essential aid items. As Rotary's project partner, ShelterBox offers a mechanism for Rotary members to support immediate disaster responses and works with Rotarians and Rotaractors to assess impacted communities and respond to disasters.


 
 
 
Recognition Information
Contributions directed to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund will be counted toward a club’s annual giving goal and per capita giving calculations.

These contributions are also eligible for all recognition initiatives, including Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society, Every Rotarian Every Year, Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, Major Donor, and Arch Klumph Society.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Message recipients include: 2018-19 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, District Governor, District Governor-Elect, District Rotary Foundation Chair, District Grant Chair, District Trainer, Club President, Club Foundation Chair.
 
 
 
 
 
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