written by Robert Schwartz OD

A very successful mission. Jutiapa is 35 Km from La Ceiba, a pleasant village with a very nice, small well maintained school. We stayed in La Ceiba at a good motel La Quinta, and commuted by bus. A new addition was Dr. Stuart Zipper, and internist, who was busy from morning til night. Total committment. Again worked with the Sula Lions, and they did and excellent job on site, but neglected to guarantee our return reservation at San Pedro, so that on our return late in the evening, (lady Lions) had to scrounge and finally located us in a second class hotel downtown. Oh well!! Some of the group cut short their stay but others R&Red to Copan and Roatan.

The clinic was routine, saw our usual 1800 - 1900 patients and left the remaining glasses for the Lions Clinic. An interesting addition was OD Janet Leasher, who showed up two days late. She was married in the past week to a Hondureno who lived in La Ceiba.

The Lions held a late afternoon picnic for us at a beach home with interesting results. The beef was heavily marinated with disastrous gastronomic results the following day, and they forgot to procure table wear so we ate with our fingers. Oh well!!



Samar Awad, Ken Cottrell, Janet Leasher, Carl Sakovits, Bob and Lila Schwartz, and Nivian Sanchez who again came over from England.


 Dr. Stuart Zipper


Larry Ulm and Tim Kennedy

SUNY students

Joe Escobar, Adam Gardner, Wm. Ling, Maria Miranda, Ken Smith and Robert Plass (non optometric student)

ICO students

Diane Houtman, Sonal Patel, and Elizabeth Satchell

Support Staff

Marlee Ort, jessica Schwartz, Ada Bello, Darlene Boch and Rev Johnnie Ross


2012 Panama & Tennessee | 2010 Nueva Esperanza | 2009 Nueva Esperanza | 2008 Nandaime | 2007 Monimbo | 2006 Nandasmo | 2005 Catarina | 2005 Mus | 2004 Nindiri | 2003 Jinotepe | 2002 Ticuantepe | 2001 Monimbo | 2000 La Concepción | 1999 Masatepe | 1998 Niquinohomo | 1997 Lake Yohoa | 1996 Jutiapa | 1995 Omoa | 1994 Vera Paz | 1993 Coatepeque | 1993 Salama | 1992 Chimeltenango | 1991 Chichicastenango | 1990 Comayagua | 1989 San Manuel | 1988 Omoa | 1987 Santa Rosa

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