Posted by John Barton
ROMAC and Interplast are two charities Rotary associates with to provide life-changing medical aid to children from the Pacific region.
The Club's Charitable Trust has made donations of $5,000 to each of these charities in the name of Bill McKay, a former Club member whose major bequest to the Club is held in the Charitable Trust.  
All surgical and medical staff working in the programme are volunteers - donations fund air fares, visas, and other external costs of the programme.   Read more about ROMAC here ...  (Click here to donate to ROMAC)
Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.  This is done in partnership with local organisations, including hospitals, universities and local NGOs.
Interplast's mission is to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’ and they do this by providing surgical services to those who could not otherwise afford or access these, and by building the capacity of local medical systems through training and mentoring programs.  Read more about Interplast here ...