|Meeting Report of June 19, 2012
||Reporter: Phil Toohey
Program: Hospice and Adult Programs - Speaker: Linda Gibson
Linda Gibson came to speak with our lunch group about all the things that Hospice is doing in the valley as a result of the great need. I really had no idea of the depth of the kind of programs she was involved in beyond the scope of Hospice. Linda began with exciting news of their recent opening of La Boheme which is a high end retail shop for used goods that can find a second home. It joins the recent new openings of restaurants in town and is located in the Wyndown Hotel across from the post office. I have been in the shop and it is really a departure from LoLo’s thrift.
The kind of services Linda and her crew offer is everything from Adult supervision of patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s to classes and support for caregivers to grief support and groups. Their goal is to give the care that gives the patients the best day they can have that day. These are the stories of hope. These are stories of survival. These are the stories of one person giving beyond self.
I was encouraged once again that there is more to this county then drug wars and at risk kids. The giving nature of such a difficult area of care needs to be funded and helped along. You can visit the store and buy something. You can donate time, treasure, or talent to the cause. You can talk to your county representatives and tell them that you support any budget that moves Hospice along. The program is 75% funded by the state government and each year there is just a little more cut out. Hospice has a fund raiser each year at the Sattui Castle which is a lot of fun. I went last year as a helper. The beauty of being in Rotary is that as each one of us does something good, they do it for all.
|Guest: David Olson is moving here from Washington and is looking to join our club.
Wedding Anniversaries: Wendell Laidley 48 years WOW!!!
Club Anniversaries: Natalie Klug 19 years, Rob Andreae 20 years.
Fine Master: Steve Yost on everything you would want to know about golf and the Olympic Club tournament.
- We are dark next week lunch for the debunking. Dinner will be held at Mike Thomas’s home. Camping and fishing are the theme. Sign up with President Elect Margo Kennedy.
- Judd Howell announced a dinner for Horse Rescue Mission Aug 18 @5pm at Blossom Creek Farms See Judd for more details.
- We have a new exchange student from Madrid Christian Gillet who loves to surf.
- DeWitt Garlock is looking for those that want to participate in “Relay for Life” July 15 at the primary school.
- Joice Beatty wants everyone to bring in raffle prizes for the first of the year.