Members of your club have expressed interest in supporting an international project, so, because you’re the international service chair, you contact some members from other countries that you met at the Rotary International Convention. You ask if they have any projects that your club could support. One of them excitedly tells you about the health care initiatives his local clubs are working on and invites you to visit the projects. You feel it’s important to see a community’s needs firsthand and understand the local culture to form a lasting partnership on a project, so you organize a trip for members of your club. But not many members are interested in visiting. A few club members work in health care, and they suggest donating unused medication and medical equipment to the project. They believe any health care project would benefit from this type of donation.
What would you do?
2 thoughts on “Ethical Dilemma Discussion: what would you do?”
Turn down the offer because I do not know that the used medical equipment is needed.
Check with the partnering club what sort of medicines and equipment are lacking in their town/city and then decide if the existing unused medication and medical equipment can bring measurable health impact for the needs of healthcare facilities in their specific area.