Tarping and Traveling
February 24, 2017, 6:49 PM

As I write, I’m onboard a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 on my may to Nashville, TN. I’m headed to the Scarritt Bennett Center for “Voices” a national UMW training. I’ll tell you all about it when I get back!

Last Saturday, I attended UMCOR’s Early Response Team Training at my home church in Red Oak, along with 9 other members and 2 guests from other churches.

We learned how we might be called on to respond in case of disaster- natural, technical, and other. We learned how to support survivors with our presence and with practical assistance during times of crisis. We learned what tools and equipment will be needed, how to sort and stack debris for removal, and how to tarp a roof! We had a great time working as teams- without speaking- to accomplish the assigned task: building a tower out of dry spaghetti, scotch tape, twine and a marshmallow topper! (We might try this sometime at a UMW leadership event.)This training by UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is the beginning of what I hope will be a blessing to others. If you’re curious about ERT training and projects, go to http://www.ctcumc.org/ERTtrainings

Tuesday morning, I took a little road trip to Georgetown. My destination was Wesleyan Independent Living at Estrella. I attended, as your representative, the Board meeting for Wesleyan Homes. For those unfamiliar, Wesleyan homes has 4 campuses in Georgetown and offer services including home health and rehabilitation care, affordable residences for independent living , assisted living, nursing care, memory care and hospice. Their non-profit work is supported by benevolent giving of groups and individuals.

It’s my pleasure to serve, and I look forward to working with the other members of the board. People you might know who also serve on the board are Corliss McBride, our CTC UMW Secretary of Program Resources, and Patty Lee,

Georgianne Hewitt, Vice President for Development, who spoke at our 2016 Annual Autumn Gathering emailed to share this information with me.

“Here are the links to the Wesleyan Homes website and social media. We’d love to be linked to the CTCUMW.

Website: http://www.wesleyanhomes.org/

Facebook (Wesleyan Homes): https://www.facebook.com/TheWesleyan/

Twitter: @wesleyanhomes, https://twitter.com/WesleyanHomes

YouTube: Wesleyan Homes, Inc., https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCalQrt0IFm7O-EAUFq5bAqg

Also, if you think of any opportunities at which a speaker or panelist is needed, I am always happy to design presentations to a group’s interest and needs. With one of your legislative agenda items being prioritizing quality, affordable healthcare, I would gladly be a resource for advocating for legislation that benefits seniors in Central Texas. We’re watching some potential legislation right now.

With appreciation,

Georgianne”

I hope you’ll visit the links, Follow on Twitter, Friend on Facebook, and consider inviting Georgianne to speak at your District or Local UMW meeting. She has much to share.

Wesleyan Homes are planning a grand opening of their newest addition- the East Building-on April 22 at 1:00 PM. If you are able, please attend.

When I get home, I'll be putting the finishing touches on my preparations for our Spiritual Growth Retreat next weekend. I look forward to our time together!

Blessed to serve with you,

Lynne 

 

 

 
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