Welcome to another edition of the SAMA Newsletter! We would like to give you an update about SAMA activities and financials so far in 2017, as well as provide an upcoming events schedule.
So far in 2017, SAMA has completed two projects. We donated a pediatric defibrillator (Nihon-Kohden TEC1531) to Užice Hospital, and we financed the installation of an oxygen supply network to the pediatric reception room at Sremska Mitrovica Hospital.
After our last year trip to Serbia, we identified several SAMA Projects. One project was to procure pediatric defibrilator for the Užice Hospital pediatric department, and the other one was to provide oxygen supply to the reception room at Sremska Mitrovica Hospital pediatric department. We also wanted to procure bilirubinometer for Children's Hospital in Belgrade.
SAMA has 3 major spring fundraising events planned. We start in Chicago on May 11th, with the fundraising event for Užice Hospital ultrasound system.
The event will be hosted by Branko Palikuća in his Amber restaurant. Then, on May 21st in Washington DC and on June 3rd in Toronto, we will have fundraising events for Pančevo Hospital ultrasound system.
We started the effort to organize SAMA-Canada in March 2017, by filing Form 2 to the Ministry of Government Services. We expect that process to be finished by the end of May 2017. Following registration, we will be applying for Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
So far in 2017 we received almost $2000 of donations. This is very typical for the beginning of the year, when donations slow down after the Holiday session. However, we are hopeful that our fundraising will pick up with several fundraising events planned for this spring.