June Featured Speakers

For the June meeting, we collected Shoes for Africa. One of our members, Dot Wiltshire, collected gently used shoes that others members of our group brought to send to people in Africa who usually have no shoes at all to wear to go to work or school.

We had a special guest today. Her name was Cynthia Samuels. She spoke to the group about an organization that is survivors of sexual abuse. Statically, one in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. She informed the members of a Ball that is being held on Aug. 17, 2013 to benefit the non-profit organization Voice Today. the organization’s mission is to break the silence & cycle of child sexual abuse through awareness, prevention, and healing programs. At our Aug. meeting we will hold a live auction to raise money which will help with the expenses of the Ball.

The first five minute speaker this month was Erica Reibrich with Health and Life Strategies.