Past meetings Rotary Year 2011/12

Date: Tuesday, June 26th

Time: We start at 6.30 pm, dinner at 7pm
Place: Home of Mark
Chairman handover and party

Partners are invited.

 

Date: Tuesday, June 12th

Time: We start at 6.30 pm, dinner at 7pm
Place: Griftpark Restaurant
Talk by club member Anouk Masson in the series “Sharing a cross cultural experience”

“A Rotary Youth Exchange year in Canada”

Anouk spent a year from August 1998 to August 1999 as an exchange student at the Rotary Club of Woodstock-Oxford in Ontario, Canada. She says that she was 18 and it was a cultural experience that she loves to talk about and it has had a positive influence on her life.

Anouk has been a member of the club since March 2012. It was through a contact with one of the former members of the Ontario club that she joined our club. She is now a member of the programme committee.


Date: Tuesday, May 29th

Time: We start at 6.30 pm, dinner at 7pm
Place: Griftpark Restaurant
Talk by Professor Jan Sixma on “Scientific fraud”

Jan Sixma is an emeritus professor at the Utrecht Medical Centre and worked in the field of haematology.  He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and he was the chairman of Gezondheidsraad in The Hague.

Professor Sixma tells us: “I am emeritus professor of Haematology of the University of Utrecht and past president of the Health Council of the Netherlands. My experience with scientific fraud comes from my many years of service on the LOWI: the national appeal committee for scientific fraud cases, situated at the Royal Academy (KNAW) of which I am a member.”

 

Date: Tuesday, May 15th

Time: We start at 6.30 pm, dinner at 7pm
Place: Griftpark Restaurant
Election of the secretary and treasurer. Talk by Hans de Ridder on “Fundraising”

Hans is the incoming chairman for his club, Rotary Club Stichtse Vecht, which meets in Breukelen. He has been very successful in raising money in cooperation with the club community service committee. He works at Diversey, a large international company where he does marketing.

 

Date: Tuesday, May 1st

Time: We start at 6.30 pm, dinner at 7pm
Place: Restaurant De Brouwerij, Vleuten
Talk by Ron Wehrens on “Getting life saving medicines to patients in developing countries”

This presentation will provide insight in the issues that hinder access to life saving medicines in poor countries. Using first hand examples and illustrated with photo’s, video’s and sound recordings, Ron will let us feel amazed about the inequalities in health care standards on this planet, shocked by the blatant corruption of some government officials in Zambia, touched by the desperation of a patient in Uganda and amused by Afghan health workers’ creative way to get rid of expired medicines.

Ron Wehrens is a pharmacist with 20 years experience in pharmaceutical supply management in developing countries. He has worked for organizations like WHO, Global Fund, Danida, DFID, Cordaid, MSF, International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe. His specialities are pharmaceutical forecasting, procurement, warehouse management, stock control, distribution, supply chain and procurement auditing and training.  His company www.phasuma.com offers worldwide consultancy and training in pharmaceutical supply aspects in low- and middle income countries.

Ron looks forward to doing this work until his 70th birthday in 2037.

Rotary Club Utrecht International