• Winner: WINNER
  • Date: 2/1/2017
  • Rotary Year: 2016-2017
  • Award Category: International Service
  • Club NameStaunton
  • Member First NameJudy Mosedale
  • Address: 
    77 Providence Lane
    Waynesboro, VA 22980
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  • Email: mosee383@comcast.net
  • Brief Description: 
    This project has provided the funds for the purchase of a boat to be used by a medical clinic operated by the St. Louis King of France Catholic Church in Pointe-à-Raquette, Haiti. The boat is being operated by the church for the transport of clinic patients who need treatment beyond that available at the clinic to a hospital on the other side of Île de la Gonâve, the island on which both the clinic and the hospital are located, as well as to a hospital on the mainland, which is more appropriate for certain medical emergencies. The boat allows more patients to receive the higher level of medical care that they need and to be transported in a less stressful and more timely manner than by the overland trail that has been used. The Church will operate and maintain the boat, charging a modest fee if necessary to make the project sustainable.
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    Our club contributed the majority of the funds to the project. The Staunton Augusta Club and the host club in Haiti joined our effort. Our club president went to Haiti twice.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    Those being benefited are the generally very poor residents of the area around Pointe-à-Raquette, Haiti who need medical care for medical emergencies and care beyond that which can be offered at the medical clinic operated by St. Louis King of France Catholic Church. The boat provides an economical and much faster way to transport the patients to the nearest hospitals. This is improving and will improve the health of those who are suffering from illness or injury because many in this condition forego any treatment because of transportation barriers and others have delayed treatment because of the time and stress of overland travel. Additionally, the boat is being utilized for regular trips to the mainland for medical supplies and food for the parish school and rectory.
  • Additional Material or Information #1: 
    Here are photos of the boat, one including our club president.
  • 1st Supporting Document: 
    Haiti 3.JPG, Haiti Boat 2.JPG