Tuesday August 30th Lunch Meeting
President Jill is back from her holiday down under where she visited 2 Rotary meeting - one of which who's president is a childhood friend of hers. How cool! She was presented with a banner from each club.
President Jill also presented our new club banner today and encouraged members to take one to display at home or at work. She thanked Janet Sharma, club member for designing it. Thanks Janet!
Janet Sharma, chairperson for Englewood's Age Friendly Coalition, ran today's program, giving us an overview of the Coalition, how it started, what was done, who was involved and some of it's results and findings so far. She will keep us updated as this is an ongoing project to make Englewood Age Friendly. Stay tuned. Thank You, Janet!
Spoke August 30, 2016
Announcements: Our new banner which highlights the intersection of Interstates 80 and 95 and designed by Janet Sharma was presented. It looks just Great!! Much more pizzaz than our last one.
Vocational Assembly on October 5th. I’ll get more information.
Rotary Foundation Seminar on Oct 18th and a fundraiser on November 15th.
Both Bob Marchi and Walter Jones are recovering, the former from a hip fracture and the latter from some sort of autoimmune disease.
Joe Klyde, in his role as Sargent-at-arms is charged with fining members for various infractions. He is not all that eager to do so and would prefer to have all send in a check for $40. Money will go into a disaster relief fund.
Program: Janet Sharma gave a report on the survey of Englewood older adult residents funded by the Taub Foundation.
The originator of the Fund, Henry Taub was a founder of ADP and the fund has more recently given much money for various local charities. His children have continued the charitable donations and are focusing on helping seniors age in place and early childhood education. A grant of $35,000 was made to fund a survey and was funneled through The Southeast Senior Center and paid for Janet to carry out the survey.
Surveys were carried out at many of the religious houses of worship as well as The Senior Citizen Center. 250 seniors answered the survey; 20% from each ward with 20% not knowing what ward they were in. Uncovered issues found:
-Many seniors do not know what is available.
-The city has many parks but could use some more benches,
-Transportation, especially to doctors’ appointments and social
activities, is needed.
-Part time jobs for seniors would help keep them in the
community where they age better.
-The city is constructing housing and planning for low income
homes and apartments has to be recognized and carried out.
50-50: With 36 cards left and $124 in the pot Steve Wiessner
selected the 5 of diamonds.
Upcoming programs: Sept. 6 - Club assembly
Sept 13 - Phil Ball - Middle School track team
Sept. 20 - Governor Steve Jarahian’s visit. We need a goodturnout.