Welcome to Meeting No. 156 of the Rotary eClub of Latitude 38 


This week's meeting material

The Sponsoring Association For Poor Patients (SAPP) Ho Chi Minh City

For over 16 years SAPP has been running projects to assist the poor patients in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding areas. The below points are taken from the SAPP brochure which will explain briefly what each program is about.

  • Saving poor children of congenital heart disease
  • Recover eye sight to poor blind people and congenital blind children
  • Health care for poor women
  • Purchasing Health Insurance Cards for the poor
  • Wheelchairs for disabled people and paralyzed children
  • Sound and voice to hearing impaired children
  • Scholarship for good poor disabled pupils and students
  • Charity meals for poor patients and their relatives taking care of them
  • For the children's smile
  • And other humane programs for the poor

The SAPP website is only in Vietnamese but I have scanned a brochure from them which gives a brief explanation of the different programs. View the SAPP brochure here


Club Project Spotlight - Consular Club Ho Chi Minh City Annual Charity Bazaar

Since 1994, the Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of disadvantaged people in Southern Vietnam. 
The Consular Club of HCMC focuses on the areas of health, education, basic needs and sustainability. From providing beds for infants in a local orphanage to building a well that provides clean water for an entire village, we fund projects that will ease the difficulties of at-risk groups and empower them to strive for a better future. The Consular Club of Ho Chi Minh City funds and supports a vetted selection of micro to mid-size projects, which drive positive change for disadvantaged communities in Southern Vietnam

The Consular Clubs main fundraiser is the annual international Charity Bazaar which will be held on the 4th November 2018 and this year they celebreate the 25th anniversity of the running of the charity bazaar. Visit the Consular Club's Facebook page and the Consular Club website to see recent projects. 

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) 19 - 21 October
Our Rotary Club wishes to send two disadvantaged young people to a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) weekend at a cost of $480 each.  RYLA helps participants gain a better understanding of their own strengths, passions and values. Click here to go to our Go Fund Me page to learn more about how to support developing youth leadership skills.
October is Economic and Community Development month

1 October – Service Award for a Polio Free World nominations are due
1 October – Polio Pioneer Award nominations are due
1-7 October –Alumni Reconnect Week
24 October – World Polio Day


This officially ends meeting No.156. Let me know on our Facebook group what you thought of the meeting material. Serious, leave a comment. It helps to get some feedback on the meeting and also to hear your thoughts and ideas. For club members go to the closed group here Closed Group Facebook page and for non members please leave a comment on our Public Facebook page, like, and share.
If you have an interesting topic, or project to share please contact Pete at pete@showell.com.au
Thank you for joining us, we appreciate your feedback, hope you will return soon and invite a guest.

Pete Showell