About Our Club
Welcome to our Club!
Morphett Vale

Service above self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Jimmy Deane's Bar and Bistro & Zone Room
South Adelaide Football Club
1 Lovelock Drive
Noarlunga, SA 5168
Australia
Phone:
0408 475 655
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5.45pm for a meal in Jimmy Deane's Bar and Bistro, 7:00 pm for meeting upstairs. Please call 0448 000 238 for details.
Club News
Vale Helen Oxenham OAM.
Holder of the Key to the City of Onkaparinga and Paul Harris Fellow.
 
In 2020, Helen was bestowed an Order of Australia Medal for her life-long work supporting women in need. In 2024 Helen was given the Keys to the City of Onkaparinga and a Paul Harris Fellow. Helen was very active in fighting domestic violence, she established the first domestic violence shelter in Adelaide and founded the Spirit of Woman group.

Helen has been a stalwart advocate for women’s rights her entire life. At over 90 years old, and now passing her responsibilities to her daughter Heather, she was fundraising, lobbying and standing up for the rights of women and children to the end.

We send our condolences to her friends and family.
The Interplast team has been working hard throughout the 2023-2024 Rotary year, after not being able to do so thru the Covid 19 Pandemic period.  It has been  great to be able to present the Interplast story to 40 clubs throughout the year and our CEO Cameron Glover spoke extremely well at the District 9510 Conference in Loxton.
 
We have travelled to Port Pirie, Northern Yorke Peninsula, Victor Harbour, Goolwa and a lot of suburban clubs and each club has welcomed us and appreciated the Interplast update.
 
Interplast was formed 41 years ago and our main focus as we move forward is to offer,
 
SURGERY    CARE   TRAINING.
 
We send surgical teams and training teams into the Asia Pacific Region and operate on all aged people, from babies a few months old to people up to 90 years old for Cleft lip and Palate ops to burns contractures, to surgical treatment for benign  or malignant tumors and more.
 
The Interplast team has raised over $25,000 this year from donations from clubs we have visited in our district.
After speaking with our CEO Cameron Glover it was decided that future monies raised in our District will be directed into Bhutan to assist with future team visits and or special projects helping Bhutanese people.
 
Dr. Sonan Jamtshso, who  completed his Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training here in Adelaide and now returned to be the only qualified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon in Bhutan is extremely grateful for the future support being planned for his country.
 
A surgical team has recently spent 2 weeks in Thimphu and the teams focus was to deliver quality, specialised patient care, while also providing training and mentoring to local clinical personnel, both in the operating theatre, on the wards and in outpatient and rehabilitation clinics.
The volunteer team consisted of 2 plastic surgeons, 1 anaesthetist, 2 nurses and 2 hand therapists from South Australia and Victoria.
 
The Interplast team achieved the following
72 patient consultations
38 surgeries performed, with Cleft lip & palate, burns, Upper limb reconstruction, and others
9 clinicians trained
 
Patients aged between 8 months and 69 years treated
43% of patients operated on were female
100+ hand therapy consultations and treatments provided.
 
Marie Dorrington OAM and myself thank the Morphett Vale Rotary Club members for their support and we look forward to your continued support in the future.
 
Merilyn Russell
Interplast District 9510 Coordinator
 
 
This week we have a visitor demonstrating aids to improve your quality of life.