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Hackettstown Rotary St. Kitts Project

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St Kitts – March 12, 2008: President Leah Sahely of The Rotary Club of St Kitts and Treasurer Jim Travis of the Rotary Club of Hackettstown, NJ were pleased to hand over the key to a fully equipped ambulance to the Honourable Rubert Herbert, Minister of Health, at the JNF General Hospital on Friday, 7 March 2008. 

The Rotary Club of St Kitts also presented two EKG machines to the Ministry of Health, one complements of the Brandon Club in Florida, and the other Kannapolis Club in North Carolina.  President Alan Feldman of the Brandon Club was also in attendance and TDC provided accommodation for him and his partner-in-service.   

President Leah thanked the Hackettstown, NJ Club for considering St Kitts for the ambulance; SL Horsford and Co Ltd, local agents for Bernuth Lines and Innovative Transport for absorbing the shipping cost for the ambulance; Hobson Enterprises for brokerage services; and Keith Hicks for cleaning the ambulance.  She also thanked the Brandon and Kannapolis Clubs for heeding to her call when asked to supply an EKG for the health centres.  She indicated that the need for these machines was identified during the planning stages of the Diabetes Day Camp in November last year.  Special thanks was also given to Ken Pennyfeather of AMERIJET for absorbing the cost of the EKG machine from Kannapolis, North Carolina.   

The ambulance will remain at the hospital but the EKG machines will be distributed to the Newton Ground and St Paul's Health Centres.

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