VOSH-MINNESOTA named V/I March 2018 Chapter of the Month

VOSH-MINNESOTA COMPLETES 100TH MISSION VOSH-Minnesota hit the century mark in missions as reported by long time chapter President and Jim Hess, OD, a 2016 recipient of the VOSH/International Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award.  After serving for 30 years of dedicated service as Chapter President, Jim stepped down over the last weekend. Filling the formidable shoes is newly elected VOSH-MN President Stacy Hinkemeyer-Colatrella, OD, FAAO. We salute Jim Hess and our best wishes to Stacy as she takes over the leadership role for VOSH-MN.  The Chapter of the Month cited VOSH-MN for its long history much of which had Jim Hess at its helm: “VOSH-Minnesota is proud of its history and leadership. One of the original VOSH chapters, Minnesota went on its first mission in 1976 and has lead at least one trip per year ever since, traveling to 31 different countries. We just completed our 100th mission last year, and trip 101 ready to leave next month. Our history of leadership has provided 2 VOSH/International presidents, including its first, Dr. Russ...

VOSH-INDIA is named January 2018 VOSH CHAPTER OF THE MONTH

 The amazing VOSH-India, led by the dynamic and marvelous dedication of Chapter President Yogita Rajgandhi, is the VOSH/International selection as the first VOSH Chapter of the Month of 2018. Optometric activities in India are extraordinary and Yogita and VOSH-India are central in spreading the word and in deed on visual health as the three linked reports forwarded by VOSH-Indias President Yogita Rajgandhi, OD testify.   Think of thousands throughout India observing World Sight Day in multiple activities See The Indian Optician November-December 2017 – well worth readying for the activity and the background of it all: http://www.yogitarajgandhi.com/Yogita%20ND%202017%20WSD.pdf   Think of events surrounding the 10th anniversary of the Netra Mandir Optometry Institute in Mumbai. About 430 delegates registered for the first event, a Continuing Optometric Education (COE) program for optometrists. The distinguished speakers included VOSH-India President Yogita Rajgandi speaking on “Recent technology in management of low vision” Read of the other associated events at: http://www.yogitarajgandhi.com/Yogita%20ND%202017%20Netra%20Mandir.pdf   When the AAI Foundation organized an event for Visually Impaired People to celebrate World Disability Day, the chief guest was VOSH-India President Optometrist Yogita, pictured below. After speaking at the event, Dr. Rajgandi was interviewed by Samay National News and aired on television.   The activities and achievement goes on. Congratulations to VOSH-India, VOSH Chapter of the...

VOSH-Northwest is going to Uganda

VOSH-Northwest is planning a mission trip to  Kapchorwa, Uganda Sept 11-27, 2018 Approx trip cost $ 4050, including air fare and safari trek. 5 days of clinic followed with a 5 day safari to trek the Mountain Gorilla  in Bwindi NP. Please email Willow Thompson, OD   idrwillow@hotmail.com with intent to go by March 1st. Deposit of $2000 needed by March 15th. Dates may vary plus or minus a day or two on either...

VOSH- CO is looking for volunteers for mission to Taksindu, Nepal November 4-13, 2018.

VOSH- CO is looking for volunteers  for a mission trip to Taksindu, Nepal November 4-13, 2018.  They will be joining an established group that has been medical only in the past and they would like to add vision.  We need a few more ODs and also other volunteers.  It involves trekking for a few hours to get to the location of the clinic, which is a monastery.  Sherpas and yaks will carry all of the glasses and equipment, etc.  A travel agent already has logistics planned out.   There will be opportunities to extend the trip either before or after for more trekking if desired. Contact Kara Fedders,...

VOSH-CA is looking for ODs and SVOSH students for Feb. mission to Baja Mexico ( all expenses paid!)

VOSH-CA is looking for ODs and SVOSH students: Mission to Santa Rosalia, Baja California, Mexico (8 hour drive south of San Diego). There are 20 schools with 4000 students and teachers to screen and approximately 400 to examine. Driving down on Feb 25 and returning March 4 after whale petting on March 3 at Magdalena Bay. All expenses paid by their hosts, the Manhattan Beach Sister City (except airfare). organization. Contact Greg Pearl, OD...