The first orientation meeting for Uplift Internationale 2012 Mission Trip to the Philippines was held last evening at the Wheat Ridge Internal Medicine offices for the Denver area participants. Steve Krebs, M.D. Head of Mission and Beth Shepherd, Executive Director outlined many of the details, in addition to Jaime Yrastorza, Founder and President. There were 19 Denver area participants in attendance, consisting of Doctors, Nurses and Outreach Personnel. Those going the first week of February 5 to 11 will head to Silay on the island of Negros. The second week participants will go from February 12 to 16 to Tagbilaran on the island of Bohol. In addition to suggested immunizations,it was also mentioned to purchase travel insurance as each individual chooses. Beth Shepherd has more information on both of these options. Travel arrangements are currently in process with Philippine Airlines to be the predominant carrier. We are allowed 2 checked bags and one carry-on for international travel. However, one of the checked bags will be a bag of supplies being shipped to the Philippines. PLEASE limit your personal checked bag to one Hotel accommodations have yet to be confirmed. It was also suggested to purchase Philippine currency after arrival.
Don Wollenzien, Outreach Volunteer