At its recent luncheon meeting at DJ's Restaurant, the Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) heard from Jim Finger, CEO of the Regional Ambulance Service, Inc of Rutland, VT .  Finger explained the various healthcare roles his organization played in providing medical assistance to Rutland area residents. 

 

He devoted much of his address to the role of volunteers in manning EMS operations, noting the difficulty in getting volunteers and the impact it had on EMS service.

 

Finger indicated that current employment requirements made it difficult for many people who used to volunteer for EMS service to satisfy the needs of their jobs while still having time to work as volunteers.  This was a problem that was not unique to Rutland or Vermont.  Rather it is a national problem.

 

Pictured above are, from left to right, Barbara LaMire, LRC President; Jim Finger; and Frank Heald, Ludlow Rotarian.

 

LRC meets for lunch on most Tuesdays at 12:15 pm at DJ's Restaurant.  The LRC is small and is always looking to welcome new members.  If you would like to attend a meeting and learn how you may 'Serve Humanity' while enjoying the fun and fellowship of others, please contact any Rotarian or drop a note to Ludlow Rotary, PO Box 216, Ludlow Vermont.