Medical Humanitarian Mission in Myanmar
Metro’s International Service Committee was represented by Past Presidents Mark and Kathleen Merriam on two projects to start the new year. Our club donated $700.00 to support each mission, $1,400 total.
The first was a medical humanitarian mission to Myanmar in collaboration with the Suu Foundation, Dr. Saw Mra Aung Foundation and other Rotary clubs. The delegation of more than 40 volunteers, mostly physicians, was led by WE Rotary member Dr. Eddie Lim and his wife Dr. Tin Mu Lim of Honolulu. More than 2,500 Burmese residents in the rural and poor Rahkine State were served in just 3 days. General medicine, eye, dental, pharmacy, pediatrics and prosthetic hands were provided. Yes, that is our Metro banner above Mark’s head in the group shot.