Rotarians who attended the opening of this year’s Rotary International Convention in Atlanta Sunday, June 11, heard Rotary International President John Germ highlight projects that exemplify “Rotary Serving Humanity.” HealthRays was one of the projects President Germ highlighted, by sharing the experience he and his wife, Judy, had last fall when attending the dedication of a digital x-ray machine in Guatemala. The following link includes the approximately 2-minute portion of his welcome address that was related to the HealthRays project. The segment begins at 6:08 minutes into the video and ends at 8:10 minutes:
Although President Germ did not mention the District 6440 HealthRays project by name or the specific location of Villa Canales, the story he shared and the photos shown were from the inauguration ceremony at the Villa Canales clinic, which the Germs attended last September.
Rotary International President John Germ’s recognition of how HealthRays is a prime example of “Rotary Serving Humanity” at this year’s Opening Ceremony — coupled with his reference to HealthRays in the June 2017 issue of The Rotarian magazine — sends a strong message about how we are impacting lives and making a difference in Guatemala. It has been estimated that the installation in Villa Canales alone will benefit 158,000 Guatemalans!
Thanks to President Germ for this wonderful recognition and support of HealthRays!