“A Roof Over Their Heads”

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CLINTON — As actively engaged Rotarians, members offer to choose the club’s programs on a monthly basis. Programs for the month of February have been arranged by Rotarians Lori Freudenberg and Shannon Sander-Welzein.

Residents are invited to attend any of these interesting programs by contacting a Rotarian and joining as a guest. Luncheons are at the Tuscany Event Center from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday.

Rotary Club of Clinton February 2019 programs

Feb. 4: Speakers will be Cody Crawford, project coordinator for Grant for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals at the Area Substance Abuse Council, and Laura Burget, empowerment director at YWCA Empowerment Center. The program will be “A Roof over Their Heads.” This presentation will explore how our community serves the homeless and many near homeless in our area. Both programs offer assistance, case management, advocacy and a “hand up” to those in need in our community.

Feb. 11: Speakers will be Andrea Barnett, Mercy Medical Center; Michele Cullen, Visiting Nurses Association; and Shannon Sander-Welzein, executive director of the YWCA Clinton. The program will be the “Let’s Live Healthy” Initiative. Learn about Clinton’s new 5210 grant, and collaborative community efforts to make “the healthy the easy choice” in Clinton and surrounding communities.

Feb. 18: Dr. Ping Dou will speak about Eastern Medicine and Health Practices. Dr. Ping Dou is a graduate of Beijing Medical University and a former research scientist for Colorado State University Neuroscience, from 1986 to 2007. Her research focused on neuronal growth and death, learning and memory, and more. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and short courses. Dr. Ping Dou is currently on the faculty at the Pangaea International Academy in Clinton.

Feb. 25: Speaker will be Laura Norris, MAT program nurse coordinator at Mercy Clinton. The program will be about the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program, a two-year, $500,000 federal grant awarded to the city of Clinton. The grant funds a newly formed program to assist with opioid addiction and recovery with use of FDA-approved medication, along with individual and group therapy and peer support services, and is partnering with the Clinton Fire and Clinton Police departments.

Events and Programs

All Rotarians are welcome to attend the February board meeting. The February board meeting will take place Feb. 18, immediately following the club meeting, at the Tuscany Events Center at Rastrelli’s Restaurant. Please contact a Rotarian for more detailed information about upcoming board meetings.

The annual Rotary Auction is scheduled for April 26 at the Eagle Point Lodge. The theme this year is “Team up with Rotary!” Attendees can get into the spirit of the event by wearing their favorite team attire. Sponsorships are being solicited now. Contact Treasurer Dale Dalton at DDalton@wpf-cpa.com to register your sponsorship today.