OKC Rotary in Kotor, Montenegro

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Mary Jane Calvey and Henning Sorkness stand in front the billboard describing our latest project in Kotor, Montenegro.

Mary Jane Calvey and Henning Sorkaes stand in front the billboard describing our project, “My First Home,” in Kotor, Montenegro.

Mary Jane Calvey, OKC Rotary’s International Chair, spent the final week in May attending the dedication of a major project in Kotor, Montenegro. Oklahoma City Rotary partnered with Rotary clubs in Budva, Montenegro, and Budapest, Hungary, as well as clubs in Germany, California, and our own district in Oklahoma, a total of seventeen clubs in five countries, to provide $162,000 toward medical equipment for the neonatal hospital in Kotor.

Representatives from the Rotary Club of Budva traveled to Hungary over a year ago to meet with Bob Medley and Mary Jane Calvey and to present their project. This project provided monitoring stations, ultrasound machines, and other equipment to ensure better birth outcomes for babies and their mothers.

Valencia Watson with GE training staff at Kotor Hospital.

Valencia Watson with GE training staff at Kotor Hospital.

The Budva club has enthusiastically supported this project, and has put up billboards to explain the project to citizens in the community. They have also actively promoted the project with a dedicated Facebook page.

The hospital staff are also very excited about the new equipment. Mary Jane reports that the hospital has had ten newborns in house since they began installing the new machines.

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