Keith Johnston thanks PDG Garry Hollingshead, of the Summerland Rotary Club, for his presentation in support of their upcoming Rotaplast mission to the Philippines.  Rotaplast International ( provides numerous annual Rotaplast missions, involving two to three dozen members & other volunteers, traveling at their own expense, to repair cleft palates.  Each mission has three to five surgeons, anaesthetists, dentists, nurses & other health professionals, plus a well-organized team of support workers, who complete about 100 surgeries in about 7 days.  This life changing work, provided mostly to children, has one of the best returns on investment of any surgeries, & rescues recipients & their families from a life of misery in most parts of the world.