Posted by Bob Wicks on Oct 06, 2017
When Interact President Grace Quinn attended a recent Ipswich Rotary Board of Directors meeting, she heard about Rotaplast International, a group committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities.  Grace then met with her own Board of Directors, and they decided to contribute $600 to Rotaplast, an amount that will pay one full surgery. 
Pictured from left to right are Sydney Doolan, Co-Secretary Ava Warren, Co-Secretary Mackenzie Greenleaf, President Grace Quinn, Ipswich Rotary President Cushing Titcomb, Vice President Meghan O’Donnell, Anna Davis, and Treasurer Caroline White.
Ipswich Rotary is among several area clubs in District 7930 that has committed to sponsoring surgeries during the District sponsored mission to Cebu City, Philippines.  These surgeries will transform the lives of hundreds of mostly young people who suffer with this debilitating deformity.
Also supporting a surgery in Cebu City with a generous $600 donation is Ipswich resident Adeline Diehl.  This project is close to the heart of Mrs. Diehl, a retired speech therapist with the Denver public schools.  During her career, she worked with many students whose speaking was improved by cleft lip/palette surgery.  Mrs. Diehl also is the mother of Ipswich Rotary President Elect Martha Mauser.    
Ipswich Rotary and Mrs. Diehl previously supported missions to Cebu City in 2015 and 16.