Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dinner, Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another excellent turnout of members and guests this evening to listen to Dr. Jim Lane, and thanks so much for visiting!

As usual, we were treated to excellent cuisine featuring chicken noodle soup, the most tender roast beef New Westminster has to offer, complete with broccoli, cauliflower, creamed potatoes and gravy!! This was followed by a dessert of vanilla cake, cream and chocolate, tea and coffee! A wonderful start to a delightful evening!

Dr. Lane enlightened and educated us with an excellent presentation on his trips to Vietnam. He began with a brief outline of the medical teams attending in various parts of the country, the history and demographics of Vietnam, and the very urgent need for medical and professional help in this land with a population of 90 million. What an eye-opener and such a well-documented account of his travels to remote areas in the valleys and hills of this very large country.

Medical, dental and eye-care services are provided by these groups of volunteers and sometimes in rather primitive conditions. However, these men and women meet the challenges and provide hope and relief to the hundreds of villagers who are so dependent on the selfless efforts of kind people such as Dr. Lane and his team who volunteer their dedication, time and expertise to improve their quality of life.

Attending at the dinner was Dr. Ken Appleby, a local physician from Burnaby, who was also part of the team in Vietnam, as well as Elizabeth, who is continuing her medical studies. We thank you so much for attending and to Dr. Lane for a wonderful presentation.

For more information and to learn how you can volunteer your time, please visit the Evangelical Medical Aid Society at, or contact Dr. Lane directly at

Once the speaker for April has been determined, this will be advertised in the web site.

Again, thanks for visiting and best wishes,