January 26th Meeting
January 26th - Committee Meetings
     Our January 26th meeting will be open for committee meetings.  Committee chairs will be contacting their members with details. 
February 2nd Program
Serenity Hospice
     In order to meet the needs of our ever-changing community, Serenity Hospice & Home is committed to providing the best service possible.  While we are able to provide supportive care to most people in their residence, not all are able to remain at home for this final journey.  Therefore, Serenity Home was established and accepted its first patient in April 2009. 
    Serenity Home offers the patient and family a home-like environment, while providing the full complement of Hospice’s comfort-oriented care and services, including expert pain and symptom management, 24-hour nursing care, assistance with tasks of daily living, friendly visits from volunteers, spiritual, and psychosocial counseling for patients and their loved ones, and bereavement care and support for surviving family members.
    Serenity Home was designed to be family-friendly with special spaces designed for the family to remain close to their loved one during this final journey.  Each patient room includes a sitting/sleeping area that allows family to remain close to their loved one.  Additional areas were designed to include extended family, including a family kitchen and dining area, chapel, children’s playroom, and large family room for gatherings and celebrations.
    Within the Serenity Home, care is provided by professional staff to meet the needs and desires of the patients and their families with the goal of achieving comfort, peace, and dignity.
    Our own Hannah Warren is an artist and social entrepreneur focused on cultivating community engagement for positive change.  She founded Jhoole, a nonprofit fashion social enterprise based in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India in 2008.
    Jhoole employs women to help them gain economic independence, invest in education and break the cycle of poverty in their community.  Jhoole focuses on empowering women both financially, through employment and vocational training, and as individuals, through community programming in literacy, mindfulness, health and creative arts.
     Hannah has a BA in South Asian Studies and Linguistics from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and a MA in Fashion Entrepreneurship from London College of Fashion.
     In addition to being Executive Director of Jhoole, she is also the Director of Marketing and Public Relations Manager of Serenity Hospice.  It is that capacity that she will be presenting the program about Serenity Hospice and hospice in general.  Hospice is a subject that affects all of us whether it be a family member, friend, or acquaintance.
     This will be an interesting and informative program and one that you can invite a guest or prospective member to join us in person at Memorial Hall or via zoom.  
     Becky Rundquist will introduce our presenter and act as Rotary host.
February 9th Social Project
February 9th Service Project
     Our February 9th meeting will be a service project.  We are going to sing and maybe decorate Valentine cards for all of the residents at River Bluff.
     This should be a lot of fun since we will be able to get to know other Rotarians at your table.
Rotary Academy Final Celebration
Rotary Academy Final Celebration
     The Rotary Academy Final Celebration is returning.  It will take place on Tuesday May 2nd starting at 6:00 PM at Tebala Event Centre.  The meal will be catered by Perfectly Seasoned.
     Mark your calendar and please join us to recognize and celebrate the achievements of this 2022-23 Rotary Academy group of students.
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January 1
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January 6
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January 11
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January 13
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January 17
Warren Heinke
January 26
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January 27
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January 1, 2000
23 years
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January 5, 1989
34 years
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January 7, 1982
41 years
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January 7, 1982
41 years
Bill Pratt
January 13, 2000
23 years
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January 22, 2009
14 years
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January 22, 1987
36 years
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