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Rotary learns how defibrillators work at Thursday meeting

At Thursday’s Rotary meeting, Diana Mason was introduced as the program by Kent Armstrong. Diana is an EMT and teaches the class for various colleges. She brought an AED Defibrillator to show the Rotarians how they work. She told them that with a couple of hours training one can learn how to use. The $300 machine that she brought basically walks the user through the steps. She used Sherri Logan as the patient and hooked up the machine. As the machine went thru its steps, it gave instructions on what to do. She told the Rotarians that she has trained all the teachers and students at the High School on how to use the AED. She said that due to the small cost and the limited training needed to operate the machine, that all business’s, churches, etc. should have one available. It could mean life or death. She and Kent, who is an EMT, noted that very few are saved if you have to wait on ambulance. Diana answered several questions from the interested Rotarians.

In club business, members discussed the fish fry to be held on May 13 from 5-7pm at the American Legion. Besides fish, they will serve hush puppies, baked beans, slaw, potato salad, dessert and drink for a $10 donation. Don Winkleman came to remind the Rotarians that White County Build will meet this Saturday morning, May 14, at the Lion’s den at 7:30AM. There are 4 sites that need handicap ramps and work will begin, weather permitting. Kent Armstrong won the 50/50 drawing but did not select the pink ball so the pot rolls over. Kelly Pyle was named the phantom. Andy Williams and Little Giant prepared a delicious meal of steak, baked potato and corn on the cob for the Rotarians Pictures are provided by Kenny Harrelson. The club meets at noon on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church. Anyone wishing to get involved is encouraged to come help Rotary with the many local projects and charities that are supported.