Our new District 9820 Interplast Chair is Dr Kay McCauley from the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza. Kay has an extremely impressive medical background and has extensive experience in teaching and lecturing.
Interplast is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, actively supported by Rotarians in clubs and Districts throughout Australia and New Zealand that was established by Rotarians in 1983, in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. 
Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professional to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.
Professional volunteer teams travel to countries by invitation through Ministries of Health, local hospitals or universities. Today they are receiving more and more requests for surgical and training activities. 
Interplast works in partnership with local organisations, including hospitals, universities and local NGOs. The mission is to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’. This is achieved through providing surgical services to those who could not otherwise afford or access these, and by building the capacity of local medical systems through our training and mentoring programs.
Rotarians have played an integral role from the start and continue to do so today in many ways, including governance, funding and relationship building. In the last 32 years, Interplast has worked in 25 countries, delivered more than 750 program activities, conducted over 40,000 consultations, performed over 23,000 procedures and trained countless medical staff.
Please join us in welcoming Kay to the District International team of Program champions and also consider inviting her to one of your Club meetings to speak about Interplast.