March 30, 2015

Meeting Type: 
Regular Meeting

Members present Judy Brook, Sam Brook, Dale Barnes, George Waltz, Greg Harbison, Freda Collings, Alan Adar, Mark Spelbring,  Eric Losin, Donna Lowdermilk, Mike Ruark, Gayle Cole, Dawn Newnum.  Guest for the evening were T J Warren and Devan Busenbark from Valley Professionals Community Health Center.

Dawn called the meeting to order and led us in the pledge.  Greg gave the invocation and all repeated the 4 Way Test.

The group sang Happy Birthday to Eric Losin whose special day is April 1.

Service hours for the previous week was 19.

Several announcements were made
Dr Dubey will visit our Rotary Club on April 27
Garden plot Mulching and Staking Party will be Saturday April 4th at the garden spot  at 9
Community Garden Kick-Off April 11th
Adopt A Highway April 18
District Conference May 1 &2
   It was brought up that we might invite Connie Norman from Food Pantry and a guest to be our guest to the conference and also Dawn mentioned that Interact members can go for free with 20 hours of service.  There was a board meeting after our regular meeting and the board approved paying for 2 registration fees for Food Pantry guest to District Conference.

Dawn was our student of the week and with her phone a friend to Mark Spelbring she was smarter the a 5th grader.  Greg Harbison was also smarter than a 5th grader.  Nine of us were not smarter than a 5th grader and put in our $1.  Everyone present was HAPPY!!

Greg introduced his program from Valley Professionals Community Health Center T J Warren C E O.  He shared much information with the group.  There are currently 3 locations Clinton, Cayuga and Bloomingdale as well as a mobile unit that goes to 14 schools in the Parke and Vermillion systems.  They employ 63 employees and in 2014 saw a total of 7,363 patients with a total of 25,125 patients visits. There are now dental services in Bloomingdale with Dr Nels.  There is also plans for the opening of a site in Terre Haute on June 29,2015 and in Crawfordsville in August 2015.  Devan Busenbark is a Community Health Worker that along with her other workers assist individuals and families in a variety of ways from helping to get insurance and connecting patients to local community services and health education.

Next meeting will be April 6th for Club Assembly.

Date: 
Mon, 03/30/2015