Southtowne Rotarians continue their support of CardioStart International in a joint project to send medical supplies and equipment to help the people of Ukraine. This effort has been a long term collaborative effort between several organizations. First, special thanks to Southtowne Rotarian, and commercial Real Estate agent, John Brown who arranged for the use of the old Eugene Sand and Gravel building on North Delta Highway in Eugene as a warehouse. Starting in January 2022 the warehouse has been used for the sorting and storage of surplus medical supplies donated by Peace Health and McKenzie Willamette Medical Centers.

On September 10th , 2022 over 300 boxes of surplus medical supplies were moved from the North Delta warehouse in Eugene to the International Way warehouse in Springfield. Under the direction of Dr. Yulia Drockdorf and three other representatives of the Portland-based Ukrainian Foundation, the
boxes were sorted as to whether they were to be shipped by air freight to Ukraine or shipped by surface container.

The Ukrainian Foundation personnel and CardioStart CEO, Dr. Aubyn Marath, expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation for Southtowne’s ongoing support. Yulia Brockdorf presented Southtowne members with a Certificate of Appreciation signed by Valeriy Goloborodko, the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Seattle. The certificate thanks Southtowne members “For supporting Ukraine and helping to organize, inventory, and package medical supplies for Ukraine.”

Following is a list of Southtowne members who helped with the Ukraine project on September 10th , 2022: Lonny King, Jantzen Lloyd, Randy Bernstein, Pat Miller, Sean McGann, Andrea Lamanna, Ron Sticka, Nick Forrest, Chris Waugh, Jean Stover, Susie Andrist, Ted Stevens, John Pfanner, and prospective member Kim Cronin.

Special THANKS to all the Southtowne volunteers!!! Not everyone was able to help with this project to the extent they may have anticipated. However, very good things can be said about our fellowship and spirit of service. We certainly met the Four Way Test.

Very Sincerely, John Pfanner and Ted Stevens