Issue No. 8 - September 3     Barry K. Hogan, Newsletter Editor

Who would have thought that life could be so cruel on someone so young?  Tanya Kravchuk, Director of Development from the Children’s Receiving Home on Auburn Boulevard told us about the plight of Mia, who as a young child was terribly abused by her father to the point that she was traumatized and was more animal-­‐like than human.  The Sprouts Program is designed to encourage improvement in all areas of child development including social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and school readiness. Their services are also designed to help reduce family stress and reduce the need for specialized services once the child reaches school age. The structured program and interventions include providing the family with child development and behavior management education and support.  The Sprouts Program is one of our major recipients applicants for Crab Feed funds.
The program is designed to:
  • Reduce the early onset of emotional and behavioral problems in young children
  • Establish and engage on-going natural community supports
  • Increase placement stability
  • Increase health and wellness of young children and their families

The Prez Says. . .

his is a call out to all club members to sign-­up for our annual “Paint the Town” service project on September 19th.  For those of you who have participated in this worthwhile event in previous years, you know that it is a blast.  We get to help needy families make improvements on their homes such as painting the house, putting up fencing, installing landscaping, or just plane cleaning up.  It is truly a community effort with other community organizations and sponsors joining in.  Don’t miss this chance to make a difference.  JR has sent each of you an email for sign up.  If you did not get one or deleted it by mistake, just email JR or me and we will make sure you get it.
Just call me “Leaky.”  Those members who were at our last meeting got the full story on my leaky valve situation and the expected outcome.  Suffice to say, I will not be at the October 21 or 29 weekly meetings and will need two volunteers from our past president’s group to fill in for me.  My operation will be on October 21 with a 4-­‐hour prep the day prior.  I will go in early on October 21 for the operation and will be in the hospital for 5 to 7 days.  I expect to be back at the helm for the November 5th meeting.
Our September 10th meeting will be at Iron Grill.  We have tentatively set the meeting for discussion with our selected major recipient for the Crab Feed funds.   Don’t miss the opportunity to participate!