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3/11/15 Meeting
By Egor S Shulman
Posted on 3/11/2015 11:57 AM

Guests:

  • None

 

New Member applicants – Ed Rogers – returning basic member

 

New Member Inductees –

 

Member Departures – none

 

Theme – Give a hand up, not a hand out

 

Announcements:

  • Sign up for Puerto Penasco district conference – fun for all

  • Dixie Sunrise is having a silent auction on April 18 at 5:30PM at Abbey Inn, tickets are $50 per person

 

Vocational Meeting – visited Switchpoint resource center for on-site tour – thank you Lil

  • www.switchpointcrc.org – run by Matt Ehrenberg, Carol Hollowell and Sonia – about 18 people on staff plus countless volunteers

  • Non-profit corporation

  • Facility opened in August 2014, previously a youth home

  • Homeless shelter for about 80 people

  • Have two hospital beds for home health care, 4 showers, laundromat, computer room (help with job hunting, GED, training), cafeteria

  • Also houses various agencies – police sub-station, United Way, New Frontiers for Families, AA meetings, Addiction classes, Probation officers

  • People stay for 1 or 2 nights to months

  • Funding is HUD grants, Workforce Services grants and private grants and donations

  • At this point Dixie Care and Share is transitional housing charging about $300 per month for its accommodations at old location

  • They have a food pantry and serve breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday and 3 meals per day on weekends.  Currently raising funds to build a bigger pantry.  Goal is to raise $200K, they have already raised $100K.

  • Circles program (nationwide affiliate) – pair chronically poor people with allies (mentors) to get out of poverty state of mind – hand up instead of hand out

  • This coming Tuesday night, Scott Miller, Circles honcho will be doing a presentation at City Hall

  • Once per week they have meetings with parents at the Childrens Museum while kids are entertained in the museum

  • GOGI – Getting Out by Getting In, grant program to teach people to not do stupid stuff and get in trouble

  • Services they provide – Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Birth Certificates, GED, Emergency Shelter, Employment Assistance, Financial/Budgeting Assistance, Food Pantry, Housing Assistance, Identification, Job and Family Services, Legal Services (VA), Medical Needs, Mental Health Services, Parenting Support, Transportation Vouchers, Utility Assistance, Veteran Housing Assistance

 

Horse Play – skipped it

 

Upcoming dates:   

  • Kite Festival – April 18th

 

Members that were not there, we missed you.

 

Those of you not yet members of our club - you are missing out on being a contributor to a better place to live locally and globally.  Come join us and find food for your soul through volunteer activities.