Two continents and two Rotary clubs separated by over 17,000 kms, the Rotary clubs of Hoedspruit and Sausalito, have joined forces to fund the expansion of the services offered at the Hlokomela Women’s Clinic. The clinic is now able to offer first class cancer screening facilities to the area.
Bruce Huff, President of Rotary Club of Sausalito, as well as Assistant Governor of Southern Marin County, California, and Wilna Mew, President of Hoedspruit Rotary Club, exchanging club pennants – this is a quaint Rotary tradition where visiting Rotarians from Clubs around the world share their banners. These pennant-swopping occasions reinforce what we are about – that Rotary is a truly international community orientated service organisation.
With the support of the Rotary Clubs of Sausalito and Hoedspruit, the Hlokomela Women’s Clinic offers a first-class cancer screening facility to the local area. This service – free to those who cannot afford it and at very affordable rates to those that can – fills a major gap in the local preventative medical landscape. Until the Hlokomela facility was opened, the only alternatives were Tzaneen, Phalaborwa and Nelspruit, making tests beyond the reach of many.
Father and son Rotarians, Bruce and Max Huff (President of the Rotary Club of Sausalito and also Assistant District Governor of Southern Marin County, California, and International Chair of the Rotary Club of Sausalito respectively) are regular visitors to the area and are the Sausalito custodians of the large, multi-year grant from The Rotary Foundation allocated to Hlokomela Women’ Clinic
Bruce Huff, President of the Rotary Club of Sausalito, and Christine Du Preez, Director of Hlokomela, with Max Huff, International Chair of the Rotary Club of Sausalito, at a recent Rotary meeting in Hoedspruit.