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Dr. Marjie Heier to Speak at Lexington Rotary Meeting

Dr. Marjie Heier holding newborn at Chifundo Rural Health Center in Zambia

Attention all Rotarians!

On October 18, Dr. Marjie Heier and Dr. Horacio Ramirez  (a Lexington High School graduate) will speak at the Lexington Rotary Club meeting.

Dr. Heier, a native Nebraskan, previously practiced medicine in central Nebraska. She now provides medical care and treatment at Chifundo Rural Health Center in Zambia, a medical mission established, built, and funded largely by donations and support from central Nebraska churches, hospitals and individuals. The Health Center treats patients with malnutrition, HIV, hypertension and other diseases.

Grand Island Rotary is working with Dr. Heier on a Maternal/Child Health Rotary global grant to fund the addition of anesthesia equipment; operating room tables, equipment, and supplies; and laboratory equipment and reagents. The presentation will summarize work since the Center’s opening in early 2013 and the proposed grant.

Mr. Hoehner, the High School principal, has enthusiastically welcomed the Lexington Rotary Club to meet at the high school (705 W 13th Street) in order to share the message with Interact members.

Lunch will be furnished, so the Lexington Club needs a count of all Rotarians and guests who plan to attend. Please respond to Club President Bernie Svoboda by Monday, October 16, at basvoboda@msn.com.

A driver’s license or valid ID is required by high school security to attend. Enter the building at Entrance #1 on the west side. Lunch begins at 11:30 for those wishing to eat. The program will be from 11:45 to 12:45.

This is a rare opportunity to witness the great work done by Rotary and to join with Interact Club members – and a perfect opportunity to invite a guest to a Rotary meeting.