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Otaihanga Now Equipped With Life Saving Defibrillator
By Graeme Barrell
Commodore Steve Aitken; Boating Club Secretary Deb Aitken; Kapiti Rotary Club project organiser Shirley Stratton, and Rotary President Vince Indo.

Recently, the installation of another Kapiti defibrillator has been completed at the Otaihanga Boating Club.
The coordination of this further milestone has been overseen by Shirley Stratton of the Kapiti Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Otaihanga Boating Club Officials, Commodore Steve Aitken and Secretary Deb Aitken.
On the same date of the unveiling ceremony, the Kapiti Rotary Club held their regular weekly meeting on this occasion at the Boating Club, and incorporated a 'Bottle Auction', which raised $2800 for local charities.
Commenting at the unveiling ceremony, Commodore Steve Aitken said that his Club is most grateful for the assistance from Kapiti Rotary in bringing this project to a conclusion, which will provide excellent protection for the local population in times of cardiac emergency.
"The Boating Club is most proud to be in a financial position to assist with the acquisition of the defibrillator, and to display the equipment in a prominent local place. The Club will also facilitate in conjunction with Wellington Free Ambulance to provide training sessions for the community in the use of the defibrillator, he said."

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