RFFA (Rotarains For Fighting AIDS), Australia Chair PDG Fred Loneragan received the RFFA Hero award at the District 9700 change over in Leeton. Here is PDG Fred receiving the award from IPDG Ian Simpson. This award was made by the full board of RFFA and is in memory of the CEO of RFFA, Marion Bunch, [...]
Here is the interview played on Channel & Prime TV recently on the adventure in Uganda.
One of the beneficiaries of the Mountains of the Moon climb as they were on the Kili 28/8 Climb in 2007. Simply stunning result all round well done Gemma Sisia and congratulations.
These are random photos and have a lot of meaning to us all on this adventure.
Here are a few photos showing some of the things we had to do to get to 4,000 metres where a summit attempt could be made. It was hard work and as you know only two reached teh summit. These photos are from Fred Madden thanks mate.
The Mountains of the Moon Team going through rain forest. Hats off to the porters who carry 22 kgs with incredible strength up steep slopes of slippery rocks and mud. These are strong men who earn very little and are rewarded with tips from the climbers. I hope their lot improves as more people go [...]
Some of the timber ladders provided to cross raging streams were very dicey but strong you just needed to trust your guides.
Summit day on Mount Margherita. Seven of us started out to climb this mountain for the children of Africa and two made it to the top. Here are some photos of the day Moses and Fred made it. Both Moses and Fred now want to join Rotary and I hope they will. Moses Kashumba and [...]
L-R John Glassford Australia, “Olu” DGN Olugbemiga Olowu Nigeria. PRIVP Mike McGoven, USA. CEO Marion Bunch RFFA USA. PRID Paul Netzel USA. PDG Mark Doyle South Africa. COO Len Lanzi RFFA California. Message from Marion Bunch
This is where we will be on World AIDS DAY December 1st 2011. This is not a picnic trek and it will be tough, not only do we have to worry about the mud and the constant rain we also have to look out for the altitude. The following story gives a good idea of [...]
Here are a few photos of the District 9700 team training today with support from the WAGS (Whiskey And Gin Set).
This is one great video on the climb we have chosen looks like a whole lot of fun with great scenery. ENJOY!
RFFA NEWSLETTER JUNE 2011
You can now sponsor our climbers by going to the RFFA web site just click on the logo above and give it a go! If you are an Aussie and you need a tax receipt for the Australian Tax Office, please click on the MoM logo below:
“G ‘ day I thought you would like to see Joe McGinnis’s latest creation which is an invitation to ‘celebrate’ with our Atlanta corporate partners our “Voyage to Africa”. Joe’s team continues to outdo themselves in support of RFFA! The pictures on this invitation are all a result of Joe’s photography. The beautiful girl child [...]
by: Robert Ripley a medical volunteer in Uganda Robert gives some good hints and advice in his blog below. That is why I am very happy to have Moses Kashumba along as our guide. Wrecked in the Rwenzoris More Wonderful Photos Here. Thank you Robert! More Fun! FUN!
Please download the following brochure from Rotarians For Fighting AIDS. Down load the brochure above by clicking on the link below. RFFA Flyer Our thanks goes to Joe McGinnis from www.voyagecommunications.com in Atlanta.
Here is a very recent story on the Mountains of teh Moon which will give you a good idea of what the conditions are like today. The article is by Tom Knudson who writes about natural resources and the environment for the Sacramento Bee. Over the years, his reporting has been singled out for numerous [...]
Here are two more photos to show you where we are going in December. Note the skiis! Click on the photos for a larger clearer image.
All systems are go for December 1st to summit Mount Margherita. The Rotarains For Fighting AIDS board of directors has approved the project as their World AIDS Day Project 2011. WE ARE GOING TO THE MOON FOR THE CHILDREN OF AFRICA! Here is a wonderful photograph of the Rwenzoris and Mount Margherita: