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 Rotary District 7670 Governor 2012-13 Frank Dean spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Franklin talking about the projects the district is involved with including the providing of wheelchairs to some underprivledged countries in Central America
such as Nicaragua. The governor made his visit to the club on September 12th, 2012.

 

 

The Rotary Club of Franklin Wheel Chair Project

 

Club International Chair Stacy Guffey (L) presents Project District Chair and 7670 District Governor Nominee Bill Biddle with the club's contribution of $200 on August 20th, 2014.

 

Thus is a continuing District 7670 project which was started by Past District Governor Dennis Sanders when he was serving as Governor in 2001-02.  The program provides wheel chairs and the training to use them to disabled people around the world.  This past year, The Rotary Club of Franklin, Frabklin Daybreak Rotary, Sylva Rotary, and the clubs in Highlands and Cashiers partnered to provide approximately $35000 worth of chairs to Bolivia.

 

 

 

 

Samples of the free wheelchairs that are distributed on the mission. The models were on display at the November 20th, 2013 Rotary Club of Franklin meeting. 

 

 

 

 

Rotary District 7670 Governor 2012-13 Frank Dean (L) talks about the importance of Rotary's efforts in delivering 550 wheel chairs to the country of Bolivia. Don Schoendorfer (R), founder of Free Wheel Chair Mission trained members of the district wheel chair team April 8th, 2013 at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

 

A member of the wheel chair team dis-assembles a wheel chair. The training involves assembling, dis-assembling and maintaining the chair.

 

2012-13 Rotary Club of Franklin President Gary Dills (L) recognizes club member and longtime Rotarian Mario LaPoma (R) for his recent donation of a wheelchair to Montero. The purchase was made by his wife Joanne in honor of Mario who recently celebrated over four decades in the club.  The presentation was made at the October 3rd, 2012 Meeting.