Rotary District 9940  is delighted that Dr Matt Wheeler, a young doctor specialising in haematology (clinical and laboratory and tutoring) at Wellington Regional Hospital has been awarded a Rotary International Globa​l Grant Scholarship worth US $3​0​,000 to enable him to take up a prestigious clinical research fellowship at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, for a year from August.
McMaster University is the pre-eminent​ world​ centre of excellence for thrombosis (blood clots) research and clinical practice.
 Rotary Club of Karori Past Presidents David Watt and Jim Johnston interviewed Matt and endorsed his application to the Rotary District Scholarship programme and were delighted to learn from District Chair Marion Cowden, and new DG John Mohi, that Dr Wheeler’s scholarship application ​to the Rotary Foundation​had been successful.​  The Rotarians at Hamilton (Tonic) After 5 are already preparing for his arrival and to welcome him into their ​fold. This is fantastic news for all who have been involved in Rotary in assisting Matt in his application. We all look forward to meeting Matt on his return from Canada in a year’s time.
Marion Cowden
D9940 Scholarship Chair


Matt’s Host Club, the Rotary Club of Hamilton - Tonic After 5, picked the Wheeler family up on their arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport last Tuesday ( 22/7) and now is providing Rotarian support to help them get settled in.

 Image : Meeting our Rotary Scholarship Fellow Dr Matt Wheeler and family at Pearson Airport. Assisted by fellow Rotarians Gordon Crann, President Larry Szpirglas and B                                                                                      Looking forward to adventures with our new New Zealand family. #larryszpirglas #rotaryafterfivegp #rotaryafterfive #rotarydistrict7090 #rotaryinternationalfoundationtheir new accommodations in Hamilton.