Request to District 9940 Clubs to support ROMAC

POSTED November 2015

ROMAC (Rotary Oceanic Medical Aid for Children)

ROMAC is a special Rotary Charity whose mission is to provide medical treatment for children from developing countries in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.

The Objectives of ROMAC are:

  • To provide hope where there is no hope
  • To restore dignity to human life
  • To save or transform the lives of children from developing countries.
  • To provide the best possible medical and surgical expertise

In past years Rotary District 9940 has assisted 5 young people to be restored back to good health.

Special Request Of Clubs

Gialdred Mayretta (aged 16 months) Paul Harris Fellow Dr Brendon Bowkett (Paediatric Surgeon Specialist) at Wellington Children’s Hospital has been asked to operate on a 16 month old young girl (Gialdred Mayretta) from East Timor.

Dr Brendon and his team will undertake the operation (Pelvic Reconstruction) on 4th December here in Wellington.

Dr Brendon and his team are giving their skills and time free but the cost of all the equipment and theatre etc will cost about $6,000.

Special request to District 9940 Clubs to support ROMAC

If any Club is able to make a donation to support ROMAC and in particular this operation please send your cheques to:


C/- Christopher Robertson

Rotary Club of Port Nicholson

P.O.Box 555

Wellington 6011

If any club has any questions please email

Bill Day (District ROMAC rep)

Request to District 9940 Clubs to support ROMAC

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