Welcome to Luton North Rotary Club in its 50th year.
Let the Children Hear VTT Global Grant 2018
Rotary Foundation Global Grant supporting Ian Hutcheon Clinic for Children inKampala,Ugandadetails
Rotary Bandstand for Luton Gifted to Luton Borough Council
The bandstand is now complete and situated in the lovely Wardown Park, Lutondetails
ROTARY CLUB OF LUTON NORTH
Raj Koyes President 2019/2020 The President writes
President Raj says: I'm a great believer in partnerships. Rotary's strength is in its global network, working together to achieve common goals with worldwide projects promoting health and help giving to the needy. I am convinced that it is just as relevant at local level as it is globally. With this in mind I am asking the club to help me in building a better relationship with other clubs, including Luton Someries and Luton Rotary clubs, in an effort to use our combined strength to carry out fundraising and other events. Paul Harris started Rotary more than 100 years ago to help the needy in his local community. While our emphasis has been on projects overseas, which are to be applauded, we must make a greater effort to carry out more work in the local community and follow in Paul Harris's footsteps. My aim is to support local charity events in addition to our own efforts, and in so doing put Rotary's name out in the local community. Apart from the good generated by our own work, it may act as a catalyst to promote membership. Improving the speaker programme, with better support by members adhering to club policy of providing interesting people, would encourage us to invite guests to the club who may ultimately join us. I have set myself a goal to raise £10,000 for charity in the coming year which our club will be supporting. I appreciate that some of these aims will just be dreams if club members do not join in with a positive approach by setting personal goals. Without doubt, fellowship will be an important part to regenerate our club's outlook by having fun and building on friendships. I am asking our fellowship chairman to arrange club events, not just dinners, but low-cost entertainment such as buffets and barbecues, to achieve this end. I hope you all enjoy this Rotary year, and you have my good wishes for good health and happiness for you and your families-Raj
Luton North Officers 2019/2020
Paul Denton (Treasurer) Laween Al-Troshi (President Elect) Raj Moyes (President), John Buttle (Secretary)
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.
Rotary Bandstand for Luton
The Rotary Bandstand has now been built for the benefit of the people of Luton and was handed over to the Council on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at a ceremony in the Park. All are welcome to attend.
Luton North Supports Luton and Dunstable Hospital
A Rotary Foundation Global Grant has been agreed for the Hospital for US$60,000
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors
Putting the wheels in motion to end polio
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
LU2 7HR 01582 737262