Club member LOUISE Zawadzki gave the club an update on her activities with ROTAPLAST, a ROTARY supported organization that performs surgeries around the world, to correct cleft lip and cleft palate on afflicted children in third world countries.
She talked of her experiences on her first service trip to Bangladesh and how the experience has affected her. Also, a video of a ROTAPLAST mission to India from 2015 was shown highlighting the desperate need for this help in very poor parts of the world. 
Her next trip is with a group from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to CUMANA Venezuela next year. Louise and Judy Bucko, who joined the committee this year, are heading a fundraising effort is support of this trip. Our club donated $1000 to the CUMANA project and the two are working on an effort to raise and additional  $50,000. 
JUDY BUCKO introduced their local fundraiser, The BEANIE BABY RESCUE program where we can rescue a Beanie Baby for $10 and donate it to a child who is about to undergo the corrective surgery in Cumana next year. You can join those shown below, over the next few weeks.   Also plan to take advantage of a fundraiser event at Bertucci's on June 16.
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