VOSH-NE Clinic Reports

VOSH-Northeast  Hello Everyone! Northeast VOSH recently returned from a fun and successful week in Panama.   This was the first time for our full group to travel to Panama. Our Dental Section has visited Panama two times alone in prior years.  We where in full force with 53  Northeast VOSH members providing eyecare, audiology, and medical care in the community of Las Garzas de Pacaora, roughly ninety minutes outside of Panama City.  The additional eleven members of the Dental section returned to the coast to work in the community of Pedasi. We all united at the beachfront resort of Playa Blanca on the final weekend to spend time together and share the stories of success. Our contact in Panama was established through VOSH International Past President, Ellis Potter, OD who responded to our request for assistance in Panama.  Ellis put us in contact with future Rotary District Governor, Franz Garcia de Paredes who after ten years of hosting VOSH groups knew exactly what to do.  Franz guided and empowered Jose Gonzalez Chea,  the  President of the El Dorado Rotary Club who agree to host our mission. This club had never worked with VOSH before but you would never know it. Much of the year long planning was via Skype and conducted in English which was priceless. Our Rotary and VOSH  combined team of roughly eighty five hit the floor running monday morning.  We could not have asked for a more prepared, hardworking, and enjoyable group of Rotarians to work with. Here are the results of our efforts: 1,475 Eye Exams were performed with  glasses provided when indicated. 71 people were...

VOSH-CT Clinic Reports

VOSH-Connecticut Final Mission Report-VOSH-CT 2014 Here is the Final Mission report-VOSH-CT 2014. I am sorry for the delay in getting this out to all of you, but we have been extremely busy and I thank you all for your patience. This report will be posted up on our web sites, along with some pictures. I am also happy to report that I managed to track down & get returned 2 of the missing black bags along with Dr. Lynch’s bag of readers that all had gone MIA from UPS. It was not an easy task, but it got done. Again, next year’s mission dates will be January 10-17, 2015 because it was too much with the holidays being so close this year, so hopefully this will work a little better for everyone’s schedule. Once again, if you’re planning ahead, please plan to arrive in Managua on Friday night, January 9th, so we can all meet up & travel together through customs. Rosa Elena was wonderful with helping us this year & fortunately she will continue as Mayor for the next few years so hopefully we’ll be in good shape. The only real baggage casualty was Orlando’s son’s entire suitcase of diapers, baby clothes, toys & gifts that they show at Delta coming off the plane in Managua and never making it to the carrousel, a distance of maybe 10 feet, so we figure that’s a goner, but again, thankfully we were spared all of that this year. I’d also like to once again thank the Berkeley students for their 16th year of service to our VOSH mission because without...