Today’s Meeting: – Joe Hurd – Blair County Chamber of Commerce
February 6th – Jodi Cessna – Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation
February 13th – Bruce Brower and his Starting Over Quartet
February 20th – Sara Myers – Director of the Joseph & Shirley Keirn World War II Museum
February 27th – Kate Shaffer – Executive Director of the Blair County Arts Foundation
Whacha’ May Have Missed Last Week:
…..Last week our speaker was Dr. Heather McKinney – Essential Oils for Natural Solutions. Heather’s presentation was entitled “Welcome to Natural Solutions with Essential Oils”. Heather, who is a Hollidaysburg resident, is the owner of Wellness Essentials, a business for Holistic Living & Performance Improvement. Heather explained that for thousands of years, essential oils have played crucial roles in the health and wellness of civilizations. Extracted from bark, roots, leaves and flowers of plants and external peals of citrus fruits; essential oils fight off bacteria and fungus in these plants and fruits. The oils have been found to boost and support all systems of the human body. Among their many benefits, essential oils can ease stress, support immune function, provide natural pain relief, and reduce inflammation. Additionally, they can increase healthy sleep and rest, can rejuvenate skin, can provide cellular repair and improve mental clarity. Heather passed around two samples of her oils….one an orange oil and the other a peppermint oil. Essential oils can be used aromatically, as a topical application, or internally. For more information on essential oils, contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests of the Day:
There were none. Come on folks…..share AMBUCS with your friends and co-workers!
News of the Week:
…..Vice-President Kristen conducted the meeting and noted that the next “Blues & Brews” will be held on February 10th. The event will benefit We Care. Tickets are available from Kristen.
…..The AMBUCS Spring Regional Conference will be held in the Poconos on April 13th – 15th. The theme for the weekend will be Disney on Parade and the Friday night social will include a Disney based “float” from each chapter, using a wagon as the base. For more information, see the pdf that was attached to last week’s bulletin email. Additionally, an Amtryke build-it session is being considered for those who may be interested. Typically the club assists attendees with registration and a portion of the other costs. Registration forms will be available soon.
…..National AMBUCS has announced a change in the way that they award Living Endowment scholarships, with Undergraduates no longer being eligible. According to National, “investing in graduate students only, will raise our positive impact on people with disabilities by simply producing more therapists”. Applications will be accepted from March 5th through April 27th.
…..Last week the raffle ticket of Paul Dick was chosen. Treasurer Paul chose unwisely….picking the Two of Diamonds from the deck. So that means that next meeting, you can have the chance to take home a pot of nearly $400 by picking a Joker out of the remaining 33 cards. Hey….the cards are dwindling….someone’s soon gonna win!
…..The AMBUCS board met last Thursday and the following were the highlights of the meeting:
- The club regretfully accepted the resignations of Lisa Drzal, Ashley Gay-Vocco, and Trav Young.
- Due to the receipt of several grants, the 2017-18 Amtryke budget was increased by $5,000.
- Derek Martin and Alex Seltzer agreed to explore the possibility of the club sponsoring a political debate prior to the May elections.
- It was decided that a recent request that we received for a wheelchair ramp was beyond the abilities of the club members due to the very steep slope of the property. In lieu of building the ramp, the board authorized a $500 donation toward ramp materials to be offered to the homeowner if they can find a contractor to build the ramp.
…..This week’s meeting will be the last chance to sign-up for the annual AMBUCS Super Bowl party….because the Super Bowl is this Sunday! The party will be held at the Park Hills Golf Club starting at 5:30 PM and is free to all “33 Club” members and open to everyone else at a cost of $15. Quite the bargain for a dinner buffet, desert, snacks, soda, beer, and good fellowship. Also, a Super Bowl pool sheet was passed around. If there are any blocks left, they are 2 for $10. Cash prizes will be awarded at the end of each quarter and you need not be present to win. A special thanks goes out to Jack McDougal for again running this year’s “33” club and the Super Bowl party.