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LJPC - Helping the Helpless -- 01/03
Dr. Bill McDade applies skills in Africa, where surgeons are few
...LJPC member Dr. Bill McDade, a semi-retired orthopedic surgeon, has just returned from his third volunteer mission to this impoverished country, where he spent half his time training young OCOs (Orthopedic Clinical Officers) on the basics of "conservative care" before they were assigned to one of many rural district hospitals.His
other time was spent inside these hospitals, working hands-on with the new OCOs. Through his long-standing association with Rotary International (he's been an active member of the Downtown club for 30 years), the local Rotary District raised $180,000 to supply desperately needed orthopedic equipment to the 25 rural hospitals in Malawi.
A recent fund-raising drive, supported by matching funds from the Wheelchair Foundation
, will cover the cost for 2,000 wheelchairs, which will be hand delivered by Dr. McDade
and other Rotarians to specific individuals and hospitals throughout the country on his
next visit in April 2003. Dr. McDade
greatest inspiration has come from the people he's
worked alongside in the Malawi hospitals."I am so deeply moved by these wonderful people of God, who place such a profound, outward emphasis on the spiritual component to healing, aside from what doctors can do on their own.They find reason to profess their faith aloud throughout their workday.And, they do it with great confidence and ease." Bill McDade, an LJPC usher, and his wife Carol, have been members of LJPC for 14 years.Bill had a private practice in San Diego for 30 years and was the Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSD.
Club Newsletter - September 2000
Our District Governor, Bill McDade was the guest speaker on August 25th.He presented blue badges to Freddie Salabarria and Melissa Wilson.As always, Bill was an entertaining and thought provoking speaker.He said he believed he was the only District Governor that had been asked to resign from Rotary; and he knew he was the only District Governor that had been asked to resign twice!Thank goodness he didn't.We really appreciate his hard work and leadership.
Wheelchairs for Malawi
Bill McDade Bill McDade joined Rotary in 1971.He is a member of the Rotary Club of San Diego #33 and has served in various positions of responsibility in his Club and was Club President in- 1997-98.He was the founding member of of the Rotary sponsored MOST (Mercy Outreach Surgical Team) program and over the past 10 years has made numerous trips to Mexico providing orthopaedic care for poor and under privileged children in that country.He has served as a Rotary International Volunteer Orthopaedic Surgeon in Malawi Africa on 3 occasions over the past 5 years and will be returning to Malawi Africa for the 4th time on this trip ... He
organized the fund raising for D-5340 "Operation Malawi
" 2 years ago which provided new orthopaedic equipment for the 34 rural and city hospitals in that country personally returning with other Rotarians to deliver the equipment and organized the "Wheelchairs for Malawi" project this past year that has resulted in some 2,000 wheelchairs to be delivered in Malawi.... a project of District 5340 and The Wheelchair Foundation
AB and MD degrees from Stanford University and his
Orthopaedic training from the University of California/San Francisco
.Bill was an orthopaedic surgeon in private practice for some 30 years in San Diego and an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSD.He
retired from active practice in 1996.He served as District Governor, D-5340 in 2000-200.He
is married to Carol and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren
The Weekly Rotarian - 990913
With the help of Bill McDade, past president of the Rotary Club of San Diego and a woodworking hobbyist, Laurel oversaw the creation of 501 plaques--one for every fifth-grade classroom in the city.
...Bill McDade, past president of the Rotary Club of San Diego, California, U.S.A., presents the first of 501 4-Way Test plaques to Superintendent Bertha Pendleton for installation in fifth-grade classrooms throughout the city.
Current District Governor - Bill McDadeResidence :
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