ROMAC Charity Golf Day – Keysborough Golf Club, Victoria
Have a great day of golf with friends and colleagues and help ROMAC provide specialist treatment for children from developing countries, in the form of life saving and dignity restoring surgery, not accessible to them in their home country.
Tee Sponsor $1400*
Team of Four $600
Buffet Lunch, Golf, On Course Beverages, Raffle Tickets, Post Game Snacks, Longest Drive,
Straightest Drive, Nearest the Pin Competitions
* Tee Sponsors also have Electric Carts, Pre and Post Game
Date and Time:
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
11.15am Registration and Lunch in Club House
1.00pm Shotgun Start—Stableford Teams of Four
5.30pm Snacks, Auctions & Presentations
Keysborough Golf Club, 55 Hutton Road, Keysborough 3173
For more information see: ROMAC Charity Golf Day
Tea Tree Gully Touchdown
Well-known entertainer Mark Holden is combining with the Rotary Club of Tea Tree Gully in Adelaide to put on a fabulous dinner to mark the 30th Anniversary of ROMAC and raise funds for our cause. “Touchdown” with Mark Holden is on 25 August 2018 at Dimples Restaurant, Tea Tree Gully, Adelaide. Tickets are $50 before 31 July and $60 after. They are available online here or at bit.ly/ttgrotarytouchdown. For more information, email TTGRotary@mail.com.
Eight months ago, a small committee consisting of 7 Rotarians from 4 Canberra Rotary clubs, including ROMAC District Chair Sandra Mahlberg, decided to hold a Gala Ball on 19 May 2018 to celebrate 30 years of ROMAC in Australia and New Zealand, They thought the event would also raise much needed funds for children’s treatment and share the ROMAC story.
Despite some anxiety that verbal promises to attend would not result in ticket sales, the committee was thrilled to have 163 people on the night to make it a great success with good entertainment, food and wine and company.
The 9-piece band called Smooth Ops played a variety of modern and old style music. The MC was Chris Jocelyne. ROMAC Chair Rob Wilkinson explained ROMAC and set the scene for former patient Rosie Lotawa to tell her life story and the miracle ROMAC provided to her.
There was a live auction and a silent auction, together with a raffle and a lucky seat at the end of the evening. A PowerPoint presentation during the evening highlighted the involvement of 20 children, their families, carer families and Rotary Clubs in Canberra over the past 12 years. Many carer families were present, still supporting ROMAC and enjoying seeing photos of their ROMAC children on the screen.
Canberra Hospital had a table of operating theatre staff. Prof David Croaker and his wife Helen attended. Prof Croaker has operated on most of the ROMAC children in Canberra. Liz Chatham, Director of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and her husband also attended. Liz has been very supportive of ROMAC since 2010.
Thanks to Sandra and the committee’s hard work, the event raised about $20,000. Since each ROMAC patient costs about $25,000 to treat and support, they have ensured the future of another child. Well done Canberra.
The ROMAC 30th Anniversary Dinner on Friday 16 March 2018 was a great success with 160 people celebrating 30 years since the first patient was treated. Click here to view ROMAC_30th_Anniversary_Dinner_Photo_Album.