- We have positive cash flow! People who didn’t pay their bill before Obamacare do now! Well, actually, the government does – which helps.
- The have purchased a building in Running Springs, and are delighted with the new Rural Clinic there.
- The hospital has purchased the Medical Arts building next door – and is the largest tenant.
- They are working on a seismic retrofit of the hospital building – should be done in about a year - $4,000,000 worth.
- Once the seismic retro is done, they will build a new acute care wing to increase the bed count, which will allow an increase of beds for elder care.
- The monitoring equipment we donated has been a great help.
- They are looking forward to refinancing the outstanding debt next year to lower the cost.
Deborah presented 3 of our PRYDE Group!
We sent 5 to the PRYDE camp this year – there were 277 total campers, and 35 adult volunteers to run this year’s camp.
The students led the group in one of the PRYDE cheers: Chugga-Chugga-ChuggaChuggaChugga! – FUN!
- Ariana: GREAT time meeting people; definitely came out of my comfort zone! The speakers were amazing.
- Danae: What a blessing this was! My favorite was the icebreaker sessions when we arrived!
- Mollie: Changed my life – what an opportunity, I learned a lot about being a leader.
- Heidi: I made 275 new friends! – The action never stopped!
- Elizabeth: Thank you so much for the opportunity – I’ve “broken free!”
- Ben: What a wonderful opportunity, great food. We all became a family – especially with the discussion groups. I received 118 texts by the time I got home!
- The camp is run by alumni
- More photos and info – www.ryla5330.org
The focus of Tim’s presentation was that we don’t need government interfering in all our lives and businesses. We need to get government interference reduced!
Lyle called our Rotarian Women to the front, and presented them with “Celebration of Women in Rotary” pins!
Joyce Garrison and Sue Walker presented today with a talk about the homeless on the mountain. They work with St. Richards Episcopal Church outreach – and have a focus on the homeless.
They are in the process of developing a program – and have discovered that it’s not as easy as distributing food. There are lots of government agencies and procedures, as well as the simple problems of finding the homeless to enable them to help. Evidently, there are very few county caseworkers – only 4, and there are no services or workers dedicated to the mountain communities.
They can use help –if you would like to help, leave your email address and they will be in touch, and if you would like to make a donation, direct it to Hearts and Lives.
Lyle presented a donation check to the
Lake Arrowhead COOP Nursery.