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Rotary Club recognizes citizen who saved the life of a hotel guest

Rotary Club recognizes citizen who saved the life of a hotel guest

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Two people were recently awarded Citizen of the Month and Rotarian of the Month for December by the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole. Patti Robertson, an employee of the The Lexington at Jackson Hole, was recognized by the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole lunch club as Citizen of the Month for December, awarded in January. When a hotel guest had sudden cardiac arrest, she put her years of Red Cross training to use performing CPR and managing a scene that included several of the patient’s family members, none of whom spoke English. By all accounts, Robertson responded with calm professionalism and helped save the patient's life. The patient was taken by emergency services to St. John’s Medical Center and was later released. In accepting the award, Robertson said she was humbled and encouraged others to make sure they have first aid and CPR training. Steve Kallin received the honor of Rotarian of the Month for December for coordinating the annual Jackson Hole Salvation Army Red Kettle Fundraiser. Kallin reported that 242 hour-long time slots were filled with bell ringing volunteers at Albertson’s, Smith’s, Kmart, Jackson Whole Grocer and Lucky’s over a four week period. Bell Ringers were able to collect over $18,600. With the addition of a $5,000 donation, this year's fundraising total was just over $23,600. 100% of the funds raised will be used to meet local needs including emergency dental care, rides for cancer treatment and help with medical and electricity bills for those in need. These funds will make a difference in the lives of up to 200 people in the Jackson Hole area this year. [image: Inline image 1] *Steve Kallin with Rotarian of the Month award for December 2015. h/t Rotary Club of Jackson Hole / Pitchengine Communities* Kallin thanked his fellow Rotarians and other bell ringing volunteers, “Thank you for donating your time and your willingness to brave Jackson's winter weather in order to make this fundraiser a success. You have certainly made a difference for our community!” *Feature Photo: Steve Kallin with Rotarian of the Month award for December 2015. h/t Rotary Club of Jackson Hole / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news