Committee Chair
Jarvis Hayman, FRACS, PhD, retired surgeon, bioarchaeologist, PHF ( Rotary Club of Goulburn Mulwaree)  
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As District Chair Jarvis' would like one person from each area to be appointed the Interplast representative to promote Interplast to the clubs in that area. They could all work independently but referring to Interplast coordinator, Janette Etherington, for materials to help the promotion of Interplast and for her help if needed. Jarvis suggests that it would help if the representative appointed had some clinical knowledge. Jarvis trusts that being a retired surgeon will help in the promotion. Jarvis says there is no need for a formal committee.
During his Rotary life Jarvis' main interest has been FAIM and then RAWCS, having led trips to PNG, Nepal, Vanuatu and Fiji over 30 years

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What is Interplast?
In a nutshell, They're a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with disability who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures. We do this by sending fully qualified Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services.
Interplast is alive and well in District 9705.
Interplast has relied on Rotary support throughout the Asia Pacific for many years and relies on donations from clubs. It is organised out of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Spring Street Melbourne by a coordinator who at the moment is Janette Etherington. She does a great job under trying circumstances to drum up support from all Rotary Clubs. In 2018-19 11 Rotary Clubs across the now D9705 contributed to Interplast fundraising, which characturistically completes 50+ activities in 27 locations across 16 countries:
  • performing surgical activities which included practical training and teaching of surgical registrars and other medical staff
  • training-mentoring providing professional development activities with local countries' medical staff within the Asia Pacific region;
  • planning assessment activities to strengthen future programming; and
  • reaching 1,300+ people and performing 600+ operations.