ROMAC Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message


My dear ROMAC friends and supporters,

With the arrival of the COVID-19 virus into both Australia and New Zealand our day-to-day lives have changed beyond our initial comprehension.
Many doors have shut, but many more have opened in ways we could never have imagined before the pandemic. Just think of how quickly Rotarians and Rotary clubs have switched to Zoom meetings when there is no other way of holding a normal Rotary club meeting. The pandemic has given us permission to think outside the square and embrace new ideas, which amazingly coincides with the theme for the present Rotary International year: “Rotary Opens Opportunities“.

No one knows how much longer the pandemic will stay around and impede ROMAC’s ability to bring young children from our neighbouring Oceania islands into Australia and New Zealand for, in some instances, life-saving operations and procedures. At present we still have two children here in Australia who are unable to return to their homelands. And when the pandemic is over, we already have some 20 patients approved to come to Australia or New Zealand.
As with many not-for-profit organisations, ROMAC needs to continue to communicate with its supporters, both individuals and Rotary clubs, to ensure that their involvement and financial support continues.
ROMAC has a team of volunteers in each district in both Australia and New Zealand who would appreciate the opportunity to be invited to join your club meeting to show our new 10-minute video and answer your queries and questions.
Please contact me on either or 0411 044 691 if you would like us to join your meeting either by Zoom or in person.
Stay safe and stay well.
Best regards

PDG Harold Sharp OAM