For 29 years ROMAC has been one of Rotary’s most successful health programs, saving the lives of more than 420 children from island communities of the Southwest Pacific. The Central Region ROMAC committee in conjunction with the Rotary Club of  Salisbury D9500 and Rotary Club of  Burnside D9520 invite you to our inaugural gala night to celebrate the ongoing success of ROMAC (25th February 2017) The children come from overseas for treatment that cannot be performed in their own country so the funds raised are spent in Australia and New Zealand. Join us for a delicious three-course meal, with bar service, great music from the 50s, 60s and 70s performed by the very talented “Buddies 4”, including dancing for those who would like to trip the light fantastic!
 
   

ROMAC commenced in March 1988 out of the actions of an Australian Rotarian who, with a group of surgeons, visited Lambasa in Fiji.

They found the child mortality rate as high as 25% in some places and quickly identified that lack of medical and surgical facilities and skills for children of the island nations, was a major cause.

Rotary faced the challenge to assist an 18-year-old Fijian girl whose right leg was threatened if immediate surgery was not performed. During the next four years, eight children were brought to Australia for major, often lifesaving surgery. Soon 20 Rotary clubs were caught up in the success of each case and assisted in various ways.

Central Region Dinner:   

Dress: wear something red (gentlemen a red tie or red pocket square would be perfect … ladies – as much red as you like!)

Cost: $50.00 per person Cost inclusive of venue, dinner and entertainment.
 
What else to bring: Dollars in your pocket for fun raffles & some auction items Most important: Invite your friends and create a table of 8 … fun for all.
Come and join us for a wonderful night of entertainment, fun and fellowship, as we celebrate the continuing success of ROMAC.
 
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TABLE
Conduct a funds transfer to BSB 035-047 Account Number 384355 (Rotary club of Salisbury). In description enter your name, in reference enter ROMAC dinner” in email address enter alunhughes@bigpond.com   Book early as seats will be limited, closing date for bookings 31st January 2017.
 
Alternatively post a cheque to the treasurer RC Salisbury PO Box 931 Salisbury SA 5108
 
Want to stay overnight?    Walkers Arms Convention Centre will give you a 20% discount.
 
Contact them direct for a room booking email: reception@walkersarms.com.au
or telephone Ph: (08) 8344 8022 and ask for Sophie Mills - Function Manager



 ROMAC quickly went about harnessing assistance from medical experts, hospitals, nurses, physiotherapists, pathology and radiology services, airlines, sponsors and other supporters. ROMAC was making a difference, ROMAC was Giving Life to children who had no hope!

Today ROMAC is Giving Life to around 50 children every year – we are making a huge difference in the lives of these small Island Countries.

Mission Statement

To provide specialist treatment for children, from developing countries, in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country

Objectives

  • Provide hope and restore dignity to transform a child’s life
  • Provide the best possible surgical and medical expertise
  • Engage Rotary and the community at all levels to fund and support the ROMAC cause
  • To maintain and improve the quality of the management process and ensure high quality governance of the ROMAC program

 

 

 
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