In February 2020 District 5300 will co-sponsor a medical surgical mission to Agra, India. The two week mission will provide cleft lip and palate surgeries to children at no charge. We have taken on this humanitarian cause in cooperation with Rotaplast International, a non-profit organization which was started by Rotarians and the Rotary Club of San Francisco 27 years ago. Today Rotaplast organizes 12 or more missions a year to developing countries throughout the world.

A team typically consists of 32 members, 22 medical volunteers and 10 non-medical volunteer support staff. Because of our funding level commitment, District 5300 has been allocated five slots for non-medical volunteers to join the Agra team. Applications for these positions were due in by November 15, 2019. The following individuals have been selected by the District Rotaplast Committee to represent District 5300 on this mission

Sharon Johnson-May Rotary Club of La Verne Role: Ward Coordinator

Annie Liu Rotary Club of Whittier Sunrise Role: Post Anesthesia Care

Sandra McLaughlin Rotary Club of La Verne Role: Patient Transport

Janet Pancoast Rotary Club of Green Valley Role: Historian

Richard Shope Rotary Club of Whittier Sunrise Role: Recreation Therapist

The mission is funded by contributions from clubs and individuals. As of this writing we still need to raise $14,500. Club programs may be arranged by contacting either Roger Schulte (California) or Robin Smith (Nevada.)

Roger Schulte                     

Robin Smith