Friday, May 25 , 2018, 9:44 pm | Fair 60º


Members of Rotary Club of Goleta Help Restore Eyesight in Mexico

Members of the Rotary Club of Goleta returned home this week from a humanitarian trip to Morelia, Mexico.
Members of the Rotary Club of Goleta returned home this week from a humanitarian trip to Morelia, Mexico. (Rotary Club of Goleta photo)

Members of the Rotary Club of Goleta returned home this week from a humanitarian trip to Morelia, Mexico, where they worked to help restore eyesight to people in need.

The group, led by Martin Senn, included Evelyn Senn and fellow Rotarians Jay Wright and Catherine Remak. They represented eight local Rotary groups who together raised funds to donate a new Faco machine used for cataract surgery to a hospital in the state of Michoacán in central Mexico.

SEE International donated the supplies for 100 life-changing procedures that the Rotary team transported.

During their week in Mexico, the group teamed with a sister Rotary Club from Morelia, the Camelinas, and helped facilitate the free cataract surgeries to underprivileged adults. In many cases, people who were nearly blind when they came to the hospital, walked out the next day with no assistance.

The State Health Minister of Michocan, Dr. Carlos Estaban Aranza Doniz, visited the hospital to thank the traveling Rotarians and officially accept the donated Faco machine.

For more information on Rotary or upcoming humanitarian trips, contact Martin Senn at 805.857.6376 or [email protected].

— Catherine Remak is a member of the Rotary Club of Goleta.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Supporter

Enter your email
Select your membership level

Payment Information

You are purchasing:

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >