Birmingham, England, RI Convention Part I: Jane Goodell & Rotary Projects (Aired on July 24, 2009)

2009 Rotary International Convention

2009 Rotary International Convention

In the first of a two-part series, RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser interviews humanitarians from around the world in the House of Friendship at the Rotary International Birmingham Convention, where 17,000 Rotarians have gathered. Featured speaker at the Convention, humanitarian Jane Goodell, gives a fascinating interview. Rotarian Heather Merrian from San Francisco, California discusses Rotaplast (Rotary + Plastic Surgery) whose purpose is to support teams of surgeons who perform cleft palate surgeries overseas. Rotarian Chris Lewis from Los Angeles, California discusses the Wheelchair Foundation, the largest wheelchair relief organization, which provides 10,000 free wheelchairs per month to the needy around the world. This project, funded by Rotarians and private donors, have so far sent wheelchairs to 150 countries. Russell Richards from Sightsavers International, whose mission is to prevent blindness, discusses how his humanitarian organization has treated over 22 million people. And many more interviews!

Learn More:
Rotaplast
Wheelchair Foundation
Sightsavers International 

 

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July 24, 2009 · Posted in Health, International Programs, Rotary International