The Rotary Club of Ledbury - 11/27/2012
Caribbean Diabetes Foot Care Project
The Rotary Club of Ledbury and the Caribbean Diabetes Foot Care Project would like to thank the Rotary Action Group Diabetes most sincerely for a grant of US $10,000 which will be used to further the work of the Rotary in conjunction with the Step by Step teams in the Caribbean and South America.
In the next few days a Train the Foot Trainers course will be taking place in Brasilia where clinicians from 15 South American countries will be represented. They will be trained to take the Step by Step programmes into their own countries under the auspices of the local diabetes groups, the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot and the International Diabetes Federation Faculties and help to train others in the techniques of Diabetic Footcare. We are trying to encourage Rotarians in Brazilia also to be represented at this meeting.
In June 2013 the Rotary Club of Ledbury will be involved in a similar Diabetic Train the Foot Trainers course on Tobago. We are seeking funding from TRF through the RI Matching Grant process.
The aim of these Train the Foot Trainers courses are to help alleviate the enormous costs of the international flights involved in sending the training teams out and also to encourage local participation. Rotary Clubs can and will be used to champion these projects both at a local level and the international level.
Rotary Club of Ledbury - Caribbean Diabetic Footcare Pamphlet (pdf)
Dr. Larry Deeb, Rotary Action Group for Diabetes RAG Diabetes Director and Dr. Graham Ogle, Medical Director of Life for a Child in Philadelphia PA at the American Diabetes Assoc Meetings.
Dr. Deeb, on behalf of the Interact Club in Osprey Fl. presents Dr. Ogle with a check for over $6300 for Life for a Child. These funds will be used in Haiti.
In addition Dr. Deeb presented Dr Ogle with funds from RAG Diabetes and Rotary District 6940 Foundation for over $110,000 for work in Rwanda, India and other Life for a Child Countries. At present Life for a Child is closing in on 10,000 children served in 39 countries
2012 Rotary International Convention in Bangkok
Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes will host a Booth in the House of Friendship at the Rotary International Convention in Bangkok from May 5 through May 9, 2012. The Booth will be located at Number 325 in Challenger Hall 3 of the Convention Center. Please make plans to visit and learn of opportunities of diabetes related Service by Districts/Clubs in the Rotary World.
Breakout Session/ Annual Meeting
The Rotarian Action Group will hold its Annual Meeting at the Rotary International Convention on Sunday, May 5,2012 at 1300-1400 in Sapphire Room 111, IMPACT Convention Center. Rotarians will be dismissed in time to attend the Opening Session of the Convention. Reports of the RAGDiabetes activities will be highlighted, and Directors/Officers will be officially elected. Members and interested Rotarians are invited to join this informative and educational gathering.