As always all were made welcome by Madeleine at our April meeting, especially Pam Hodge, a former member who came as a visitor. We were pleased to see Pam and hope she will come again. We all send June, who is in hospital awaiting surgery, our good wishes for her future recovery.
An interesting evening was provided by Mansel Thomas who in addition to being a member of the Rotary Club of western Cardiff , is publicity officer, treasurer and website designer for the Rotary Doctor Bank, which was set up in Britain and northern Ireland, following great success in Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Germany. Mr Thomas’s talk with slides was excellent and informative. We learned that the UK has 1 doctor to 350 people, whereas in rural Africa that ratio is 1 doctor for 10 to 20,000 people. Rotary Doctor Bank is involved only with mission hospitals, mainly in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. 4th year medical students have visited these hospitals to work and also dentists. A major refurbishment has taken place at Kamuli hospital in Uganda. For further information visit www.Rotary Doctor BankGB and I.org
Members were thanked for the way they all came together on March 15th to celebrate our 15th anniversary. AS vice president, Margaret stepped in to chair the event and all visitors thoroughly enjoyed it all. Glamorgan Federation events were announced. May 14thsees Dinas Powys hosting the fashion show by Samantha B of Ewenny. We will next meet on May 3rd, which will be our annual meeting when the committee for 2018-2019 will be formed. In May we will also be voting on the resolution of Mental Health Matters and WI advisor, Carol Atkinson will be overseeing the proceeding.
For many years June has been our efficient, well-organised and dedicated treasurer, but sadly, due to ill health she has had to step down. Wde appreciate all the hard work she has done and we all wish her well on the road back to good health.