Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children

ROMAC - Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children was the vision of one Rotarian, PP Barrie Cooper from Bendigo Australia in 1985.
ROMAC's MISSION STATEMENT is to bring these "Forgotten Children" 15 years and under from developing countries to Australia and New Zealand for often life-threatening and dignity-restoring surgery not available to them in their own country.  They have been disfigured by accident and/or congenital conditions, and as such are kept hidden from society.
ROMAC, endorsed by all 29 Australian and New Zealand Districts has been approved by Rotary International as a Multi-District Activity Rotary Programme.  ROMAC is a stand-alone programme and accounts directly to Rotary International and the District Governors each year.
The governing board of ROMAC is made up of Rotarians working voluntarily - there are no paid staff. 
Professor Ed Mitchell, a member of the Rotary Club of Remuera Inc has been appointed as NZ Regional Medical Director.  The Board has developed a strategic plan between the two countries with patient projections of up to 40 patients per year.  This will depend on availability of hospitals and finance to do these operations.  ROMAC is a Rotary approved programme, and 100% of the money is spent on the children.
All Clubs are asked to consider this programme when deciding on their funding allocations.
With Givealittle 100% of funds donated go to ROMAC and you have a variety of options to support different parts of the support given to children coming for surgery – direct donations by credit card via the PayPal network ar subject to a small PayPal charge.
For further information please contact the World & Community Service committee