District Grant Benefits Hospital in Guatemala

The Rotary Club of Truckee, with the financial support of Rotary District 5190 has completed a district grant benefitting Hospitalito Atitlán, in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. On an April 2024 visit to Hospitalito Atitlán, members of the Rotary Club of Truckee witnessed the in-progress construction of new facilities to house a nursing school, blood bank and four new clinics.  These new facilities greatly increase the capacity of the hospital to serve the region surrounding Santiago Atitlán on the shores of Lake Atitlan.  Finding that the hospital was seeking support to equip the new facilities, the Rotary Club of Truckee sought a district grant which was approved by Rotary District 5190 early this year.  The budget for the grant was $5200 with $2500 coming from District 5190 District Designated Funds (DDF) and $2700 from the Rotary Club of Truckee.  District Designated Funds are funds passed through the District from The Rotary Foundation.
Purchased with the district grant were two medical carts, four gooseneck lamps, three wall mount otoscopes, and one newborn scale.  Funds from the grant also paid for a commemorative plaque acknowledging the contribution from the Rotary Club of Truckee and Rotary District 5190 to help equip the new facilities.  The plaque, written in Spanish, will hang on the wall of the new clinics.
District Grant Benefits Hospital in Guatemala Jon Gresley 2024-02-16 08:00:00Z 0

District Grant Received

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Rotary Club of Truckee announces that it is the recipient of a District Grant of $2,500 from Rotary District 5190 to help equip new clinics at Hospitalito Atitlan, a rural hospital in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. 
The hospital recently expanded its facilities to include four additional clinics, a nursing school and blood bank. The hospital needs specialized medical equipment to make full use of the new clinics expanding services to indigenous women and new-born babies. Together with $2,500 from the Rotary Club of Truckee, the hospital will purchase three Welch Allyn wall mount otoscopes, two lamparas cuella de ganzo (gooseneck lamps), one digital newborn scale, and two medical utility carts.
Distribution of water filters to communities in La Paz
District Grant Received Jon Gresley 2023-11-13 08:00:00Z 0

2024 Rotary Events

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Upcoming Events - 2024 
May 17-19District 5190 Conference at the Grand Sierra Resort
June 15Fishing Derby
June 20Rotary President Janet's Demotion
July 4No Rotary Meeting
July 18Blood Drive
September 13-15REGL 1 Grizzly Ranch
September 20-22REGL 2 Grizzly Ranch
October 17Blood Drive
December 5White Elephant Auction
2024 Rotary Events 2018-07-25 07:00:00Z 0