MSM Member Update – April 2017

Greetings from Medical Sailing Ministries

We trust you find the  April 2017 MSM Member Update   of interest and welcome any comments or feedback you might have.

Just 30 days to cast off !

 

Blessings to you

 

Robert Latimer & Mike Clarke

MSM Co-ordinators, www.msm.org.au 

29 Wonga Rd, Ringwood North, VIC, 3134

MSM Mission 2017

As the New Year gets under way in earnest, planning for a return sailing mission to Vanuatu is starting to step up a notch !!

This will be Medical Sailing Ministry’s 4th sailing mission in eight years with volunteers now being recruited for each of the 8 Stages between May and November; in areas of dental, medical, optical and sailing.

Maybe you’d like to join us?! Well now is the time to apply.

Download a copy of the full 2017 Mission Plan.

We invite you to join us at the Volunteer Information Night Invitation on Friday 10 February? Click to download further details.

And simply click to read a copy of the latest Dec 2016 MSM Member Update

We thank you for your interest and welcome your support and encouragement. 

If you are not able to volunteer but would still like to enjoy something of the grass-roots Vanuatu experience then you might be interested in joining us on the 11 day  2017 Vanuatu Supporters Tour in October.

By joining the Supporters Tour you will not only be contributing to local employment and village development but you will also be assisting Medical Sailing Ministries as they coordinate a National Oral Health Survey of Vanuatu; the first ever. A survey that will encompass 1% of the population (approx. 3,000 people), across 5 different age groups in both urban and rural locations on more than 30 of the country’s 63 inhabited islands.

It’s a big undertaking and with the recent withdrawal of Australian Federal Government funding to this vital, long-standing Vanuatu health program, it’s something we are seeking to do solely through volunteer-contributions, private donations and fundraising.

Again, we value your interest and support and encourage you to get on-board – in whatever way you can.

Smooth seas, fair breeze and look forward to hearing from you

 

Rob Latimer

MSM Co-ordinator, msmvanuatu@gmail.com

 

DONATIONS: If you feel able to make a [NON deductible) donation to the work of MSM, we would greatly appreciate your support:

Bank Transfer: CBA North Ringwood – NRUC Medical Sailing Ministries A/c BSB: 063885 A/c No.: 10291497

By Cheque: Pay to – “NRUC Medical Sailing Ministries A/c” Post to – MSM, 29 Wonga Rd, Ringwood North, 3134

Where is the Chimere now?

As the Chimere sails, the map below will track its route using SPOT GPS tracking.

  • Click on the  << icon next to the word ‘Map’ to see more of the map.
  • If the map shows Seattle, USA and there are Chimere messages in the list then click the ‘refresh’ icon just below the << icon.
  • If there are no messages in the list then there have been no messages from Chimere in the last week.
 




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