The Tragedy of Landmines
Dr. Pierce Scranton
The President of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), Dr. Pierce Scranton, described his organization’s efforts to surgically repair damage brought on by unexploded landmines, particularly in Vietnam. Each year, 28,000 people in the world are killed or maimed by landmines, a fact that has not gone unnoticed in the ranks of Rotary International. Last fall, Rotary and the U.S. State Department convened a conference dedicated to “Ending the Tragedy of Landmines,” a meeting that attracted 250 attendees and representatives from 22 nations.
Dr. Scranton gave a first-hand account of how the AOFAS and its newly created Outreach and Education Fund has partnered with corporate America to send teams of surgeons overseas to help the populations struck by the landmine tragedy. Dr. Scranton said the Society has 1,800 surgeon members and, together with American corporations, over $3 million has been raised during the past 18 months. MORE
This Week’s Puzzler
Ted and Jeanne Ederer are celebrating the arrival of grandson William Thomas Ederer, born December 3 to Tom and Jenny Ederer. Weighing in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces and 21 inches long, the newcomer joins his 2-1/2 year old sister, Allison, William Thomas was born at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. Mother, father, baby, and grandparents doing fine!
Thought for the Week
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith."
Holiday meeting at the Glendale Country Club.
It’s one of the great gather ings of the year, the annual BBRC Holiday Breakfast, coming this Friday, December 20, at the Glendale Country Club. The surroundings will unfold a beautiful holiday motif, with a scrumptious buffet for all who attend. At least 160 people have signed up, according to Breakfast Chairperson Sayoko Powell. Gifts for all the kids will be distributed by none other than Santa Claus! Come see what challenge awaits the jolly old gent this year!
The Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. and Santa will follow a half-hour later. The Reverend Jeffrey Lee of St. Thomas Church will give the Christmas message. The Annual Holiday Breakfast is a project of the BBRC Fellowship Committee, Peter Powell, Prop.