Posted by Pat Taylor
Last year the Rotary Club of Tauranga Sunrise won the District Award for per capita contributions to ROMAC (Rotary Overseas Medical Aid for Children).
Through the hard work and determination of club member Glenys Parton our club raised $5000 which was used to assist Vinna Sapa from Lausanganu,  receive life changing bone graft surgery. We are delighted to report that Vinna is now totally recovered and enjoying a pain free life.
Whilst visiting Vinna and her family it was evident that the village had been badly affected by a recent severe cyclone and the village water tank which was their sole source of clean water was rather precariously balanced on rotting timber.
Together with RC of Hamilton East, we contributed sufficient to purchase materials to enable the water tank to be placed on a concrete pad and secure against the fiercest of hurricanes.