The first trip of the season began with a good start.
The weather was nice and everyone was anxious to get down to
clinic. One plane did not make the trip due to plane problems
and the passengers were a little disappointed but they will
try again next month. The weather was "just right" and
everyone was pleased with the way the clinic had survived the
Medical Clinic Notes
The flight over the peninsula was so beautiful!
There was a carpet of green on the mountains and canyons and
not a cloud
as we neared the Pacific Ocean. We all had to ride to the
clinic as the river was too full to cross by foot. The
up and running when the rest of the planes arrived with
personnel and medicines. Everyone worked hard to take care of
With four doctors in attendance everyone went away happy
with their care and medicines. Herlinda was not feeling
daughter Flor ably came to her assistance and gave out
charts and numbers
to the patients. Thanks to all you were GREAT!
Dental Clinic Notes
The dental clinic was small but efficient. Dr Grube and
Melodi Willis were busy extracting and filling teeth.
did a great job in translating while Donn Zellet worked
like a pro in triage. Lyndee Rankin sterlized instruments
taking time to help in the pharmacy. Dana Longo jumped
right in with
teaching the kids the proper way to brush. All patients
were seen and left with smiles on their faces. Thanks
to all for
a great job!
Thanks to Ross Rankin for leaving a little later
on Friday AM to ensure Dr. Chris Geiler could come help us
clinic. Also a big thanks to Don Bates and Carl Bergman for their
outstanding work on the generator Friday and Saturday. This was Don's
first trip and Carl was his trip mentor.
Tom and Sue Smith and Glenn and Barbara Mitchell were
once again very generous with their homes in San
(no relation to Glenn) was able to save a vacationing
surfer from a nasty scar by placing eight sutures
under his right
eye late Saturday afternoon. The adventures of
staying on the Pacific
side are always memorable.
Pilots: Brian Coryat, Jim Gaskin, Scott Gordon,
Mark Harris, Frank Heintz, Chuck Montague,
Carl Bergman, John Grube, Dentist: John
MDs: Jack Broms,
Jim Mitchel, Chuck Montague Dental Assistant: Melodi
Willis, Marilyn Zellet RMA: Lola Rosales EMT: Sandy
Chappel, Robin Klein, Alisa Monticelli, Jonathan
Sales, Leslie Valle
Audiologist: Bonnie Rettgers Translators: Brian
and Chari Coryat, Sandy Burney,
Leslie Valle, Lola Rosales, Marilyn Zellet,
Donn Zellet Helpers: Bob Neusbaum, Dana Longo, Neil Rabin,
Ernie Rischar, Lyndee
Rankin. Construction: Jim Gaskin, Don Bates,
Bergman, Frank Heintz,
Ross Rankin, Scott Gordon, Mark Harris, Neil
November 12th, 2004. Clinic is on November 13th.
Next Pot Luck
Wednesday, November 3rd at the
home of Margo and Ted Kenney. Login to
the Members Section for
location specifics and driving directions.
Volunteers for November Trip
Call Lola Rosales, ph: 563-2440.
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