Mrs Margie Abbott, wife of Prime Minister Mr Tony Abbott has accepted a position of Patron with Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC). Mrs Abbott was adamant that she didn’t want to be a Patron in name only and insisted that we engage her in ROMAC’s activities as soon as possible. ROMAC accepted her generous offer and she has already been engaged in her first duty - Mrs Abbott met a child in Canberra with Senior Australian of the year for the ACT Sandra Malhberg.


In the RDU July e-newsletter, there will be a brief introduction of Mrs Abbott and a longer story will appear in the August edition of Rotary Down Under. The official announcement of her Patronage will be highlighted in an article, which will include photographs of Mrs Abbott, Sandra Malberg and child Fitzpatrick Unga. Fitzpatrick will be treated by Professor David Croaker.