On Monday, October 19, 14 Sanchez Rotarians wrapped up a week-long visit of the region by attending a luncheon with the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and talking about the positive impact the dental clinic has made in their city.
For the past nine years, in addition to local dentists, students from the Temple University Dental School have accompanied Harrisburg Rotary volunteers to help at the clinic. Heading the local efforts is Bob Hall, chairman of the Rotary International Projects committee.
The two story clinic was built and furnished with financial support from the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and District 7390, which covers the Central Pennsylvania area.
Since it began, the Dominican Republic LaPasquala Dental Clinic has evolved to the construction of the hospital clinic manned by three doctors, a dentist, a nurse, and a dental technician. The clinic is now run by the government with the assistance of the Sanchez Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s yearly mission.
Sanchez a city with a population of 30,000, and LaPasquala a small fishing village of 3,000 inhabitants, is located at the tip of the Samana Peninsula.
From left to right: District 7390 Governor John Kramb; Luis Hernandez Aquino, President, Sanchez Rotary; Rotary Club of President Betty Hungerford; Beronica Rollins, Sanchez Rotary; Bob Hostetter (front), Bob Hall and John Judson, Rotary Club of Harrisburg.