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Let the Children Hear VTT Global Grant 2018
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ROTARY CLUB OF LUTON NORTH
Michael Dolling President 2018/2019 and his executive
John Buttle (Secretary) Raj Moyes (President Elect) Michael Dolling (President) Syed Rahman (IPP) , Paul Denton (Treasurer)
The President writes
The members of Luton North have given me the third most important role in my life. The first was to be married to my lovely wife, Meryl, the second was to be elected Mayor of Luton, the town I love, and the third being selected to be President of Luton North Rotary Club. In my Year I would like to ask members to get more involved in the day by day running of the Club; to take on small tasks like giving a vote of thanks, suggesting people they know to join the Club, finding interesting people to give talks to the Club at our meetings and being stewards prior to the lunch etc.
The main Charity I have chosen is Keech Hospice, and my theme for my year will be bringing communities together. To this end I will visit as many religious centres as I can and invite them to sign a declaration “That they will respect each other’s Faith”.
I would like to keep the three Committees we have already, Community and Vocational, International and Foundation, and administration. In addition two new committees may be needed, fundraising and the Club’s Future. We will need to change and it will need the help of all members. I hope we will continue to support the Rotary Foundation by averaging $100 per member and also consider opportunities for project overseas
Another thing I would like to do is to have a closer relationship with Inner Wheel. This year they have been wonderful in supporting my Food Bank collections, which I very much appreciate and thank them warmly.
My door will be open to any member who wishes to speak to me.
Michael started his year celebrating his 80th Birthday with family and friend, including Rotary friends, at Luton Town Football Club. Michael has been a supporter for may years and the Club presented him with a Club Shirt signed by the current squad.
Vocational Training Team visits Kampala
The Luton North Rotary Foundation Global Grant Project is in two parts
1) Vocational Training Team (VTT) at the Kisenyi Health Centre Kampala, Uganda, implemented by the Rotary Club of Luton North UK, International Partner, and the Rotary Club of Sunrise, Kampala Uganda, Host Partner. The VTT will provide a comprehensive training programme for local Primary Ear and Hearing Health Care professionals
2) Humanitarian Project to Improve healthcare for the children by using more up to date and sophisticated equipment, including Visual Reinforced Audiometry (VRA). This will allow the introduction of a screening programme for newborn infants not presently available anywhere in Uganda. A major breakthrough for the country.
3) Beneficiaries - Underprivileged children 0 to 16 living the Kampala area of Uganda. (Estimated 10 -15,000). Once the new equipment is installed children elsewhere in Uganda will benefit as they will be brought to Kisenyi Clinic for treatment.
Dr Paul Choudhury VTT Team Leader reports -The first week went brilliantly, with Elhaam Hashim, our senior paediatric audiologist from Barts Health NHS Trust, talking about the anatomy and physiology of #ears. I spent some time covering audiology treatments on infections and diseases, a big problem in Uganda, where sanitary standards are low.
And we have many happy mothers like Aisha, when they hear that their have perfect hearing
THE FIRST VRA SYSTEM IN UGANDA
In week two, a Monumental step forward in audiology with the first ever Visual Reinforcement Audiometry system complete in Uganda in our free . Not much time celebration straight into training on the VAR System with our second seniou Audiologist, Pam Leyton joining us from the UK this week VRA is a key behaiouraly test for young children it is central to the completion of the diagnostic progess for those hearing impairedinfants idebtified by newborn screening.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(5th Tuesday in month with partners 19:00 for 19:30. No meeting on Tuesday after a Bank Holiday.)
Bowling Green Lane,
Old Bedford Road,
Beds LU2 7HR 01582 737262