Monthly Archives: May 2015

Connie Jones-President Of The Auxiliary-31,May2015

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Connie Jones was introduced by her proud husband, Dr. Jones. He may have been rusty on dates but he knew her story! Connie was born in Toledo, Ohio, and raised in Adrian, Michigan before landing in Santa Monica for High School. She graduated from Orange CA high school. Connie attended LA County Hospital nurses training. She was swept off her feet by a dashing intern, Dr. Dave Jones. They married and lived in San Francisco briefly, before settling in Santa Rosa for Dave’s residency. They moved to So Cal in 1968. The Jones’ have 2 children, 1 granddaughter, who will be celebrating her 21st birthday soon. Connie and Dr. Jones are looking forward to their upcoming 50th wedding anniversary!! Connie was a school nurse at St. Francis School. She retired about 5 years ago and began to volunteer with the Tri City Hospital Auxiliary. Connie was the President of the Auxiliary last year.She especially enjoys her volunteer positions with most contact with the public: Front Door greeter & Information Desk. The Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1961, even before the hospital was dedicated. It is unique in that it is independently run from the hospital with no paid employees or director. They have their own By-laws and Board of Directors. It is a very financially stable organization that provides both volunteer and economic support to our community hospital.
The Auxiliary started with the “pink ladies” and has grown into a self-sufficient group of 688 members who gave 78,000 volunteer hours of service in both 2013 & 2014. The Auxiliary provides 450 volunteers a month to help free up nursing staff for their jobs, assist hospital goers with their challenging days and to bring a little happiness to all.
Volunteers pay a small $10 membership fee, must commit to 100 hours per year (2 4hr shifts a month for adults), attend an orientation, have a TB test and annual flu vaccine, background test and learn the hospital codes, rules & HIPPA regulations. Volunteers purchase their own uniforms.
Volunteers can work in several areas: clerical, behavioral health, courtesy shuttle, valet parking, customer registration, emergency dept., employee health, escort service (Knox wants to learn more about this), Gift shop, Greeter at the front door, Imaging Radiology, Information desk, Human Resources, ICU, lab, Maternal, neonatal, pet therapy, registration, rehabilitation, pre-op(Jackie Russell volunteers in Pre-op), Telecare for shut-ins, Telemetry cardio monitoring, Wellness center and the Women’s Diagnostic Center.
The Auxiliary delivers a UT newspaper to hospital patients daily. They are there to orient patients and visitors and to be an advocate with patients having pain or needing help. The smiling faces of the volunteers can help to alleviate stress for patients. They share in patients’ grief and joy. They support the hospital staff to help them be able to give their best to the patients.
The Tri-City Auxiliary has raised $100,000 in the gift shop. They gave back $80,000 to the hospital last year, give $65,000 in scholarships. Some scholarships are for nurses to get specialized certification in areas such as Diabetic education or Critical Care nursing. They also give $1000 scholarships to Junior Volunteers for college. Nursing scholarships are granted for students enrolled at Mira Costa and Palomar. Fundraising is done in the community, through the annual Cookie Extravaganza, Tails on the Trail pet therapy event. The Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary is the upcoming recipient of the HAVE Award from the America Hospital Foundation for their work in reaching out to the community.
Thank you Connie & Jackie and all of the volunteers for all you do!

Josh and Judy Elsworth, “Who Am I”, May 19, 2015

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Today’s speaker re: Oceanside Library had a schedule conflict and was unable to attend. However, Josh asked Judy (Judith) Elsworth to fill in with a “Who Am I” presentation. Josh asked Judy some questions… Judy shared the following:

• She was the 1st of four daughters
• She was a teacher, legal secretary and then a corporate lawyer
• Graduated from Westmont College
• Graduated Pepperdine School of Law
• Worked on the Alaskan Pipeline… not digging or laying pipe but legal issues
• Also on projects in Iran
• Spent some time in the courtroom but trials were not a favorite
• Preferred working on motions for summary judgement
o Won 11 ½ in a row
o She liked doing the research
• She moved a lot
o Marina del Rey, Palm Springs
• Dad was a physician and surgeon
o He contributed a lot of his time to community service
• Was blessed with 23 years of marriage

Josh asked what her favorite holiday is:
o Halloween without a doubt
o Her dad would take her out trick and treating as a 3 year old. Her costume was a German General

Judy also stated she loves parties. Josh asked her what was your favorite party? Judy shared the best parties were the ones she gave herself. I believe we are all invited to Judy’s next party!

Thank you Judy for filling in today!

President Elect Josh Bernheim May 19, 2015

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Today’s speaker re: Oceanside Library had a schedule conflict and was unable to attend. However, Josh asked Judy (Judith) Elsworth to fill in with a “Who Am I” presentation. Josh asked Judy some questions… Judy shared the following:She was the 1st of four daughters
She was a teacher, legal secretary and then a corporate lawyer
Graduated from Westmont College
Graduated Pepperdine School of Law
Worked on the Alaskan Pipeline… not digging or laying pipe but legal issues
Also on projects in Iran
Spent some time in the courtroom but trials were not a favorite
Preferred working on motions for summary judgementoWon 11 ½ in a rowoShe liked doing the research
She moved a lotoMarina del Rey, Palm Springs
Dad was a physician and surgeonoHe contributed a lot of his time to community service
Was blessed with 23 years of marriageJosh asked what her favorite holiday is:oHalloween without a doubt

Her dad would take her out trick and treating as a 3 year old. Her costume was a German GeneralJudy also stated she loves parties. Josh asked her what was your favorite party? Judy shared the bestparties were the ones she gave herself. I believe we are all invited to Judy’s next party!Thank you Judy for filling in today!

Howard Killion , Foundations of our Country, May 5, 2015

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Program:

            Dr. Howard Killion was our guest speaker .He has a PhD from Duke University.

He was a history teacher for 8 years and has worked with the International Students

attending US colleges. 30 Heads of State were international students.

Offering friends with no strings was mentioned.

The topic of Evidence for the Judeo-Christian Foundation of Our American Democracy

was presented.  He was asked to talk about the Christian Foundation of our nation.

Secularists among us are attempting to rewrite our history. The Library of Congress

is our keeper of our history. Our founding fathers agreed on 5 civil religious points.

Our country runs of a religious view. He presented an interesting and detailed 3 page fact 

sheet with exhibits A through H and a conclusion.  It concludes that, “therefore, attempts to marginalize religion in America political life should be seen as threats, unwitting or deliberate, to the foundation of our democracy.” He mentioned the book, “Still the Best Hope’, by

Dennis Prager to read.

Nikita Strange .Voice for Children. April 21, 2015.

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Program:

 

Nikita Stange with Voices for Children. Founded in 1980, Voices for Children recruits, trains, and supervises Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, who advocate for the rights and well-being of the more than 5,100 children who pass through foster care in San Diego County annually because they have been abused, neglected, or maltreated by their families or caregivers. As the only agency in San Diego County designated by the Juvenile Dependency Court to provide CASA volunteers, Voices for Children has a Serve Every Child vision: to provide a CASA to every foster child who needs one.

 

CASA volunteers are trained to act as first-hand experts on the individual needs of abused and neglected children in San Diego County foster care, giving them the best possible chance at a bright future. The children CASA volunteers help are involved in the dependency system because they have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment.

Each CASA volunteer is assigned to a Voices for Children Advocacy Supervisor, with whom they can confer and consult any time in the course of advocacy. Advocacy Supervisors provide guidance and support to their CASAs as they advocate on behalf of their case children and prepare written reports for the Court.

 

Voices for Children is a private, nonprofit organization designated as a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt organization by the IRS. In FY2012-13, 96% of its revenue comes from the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations, with only a small portion from government funders (4%). All contributions to VFC are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. The operating budget in FY2013-14 is $4,865,117. A total of 78% of expenditures directly support the mission and program costs of VFC, while 22% of expenditures cover costs of administration, management, and fundraising.

Dr Howard Killion-Judeo-Christian Foundation-5,May,2015

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Dr Howard Killion was our guest speaker .He has a PhD from Duke University. He was a history teacher for 8 years and has worked with the International Students attending US colleges. 30 Heads of State were international students. Offering friends with no strings was mentioned. The topic of Evidence for the Judeo-Christian Foundation of Our American Democracy was presented. He was asked to talk about the Christian Foundation of our nation. Secularists among us are attempting to rewrite our history. The Library of Congress is our keeper of our history. Our founding fathers agreed on 5 civil religious points. Our country runs of a religious view. He presented an interesting and detailed 3 page factsheet with exhibits A through H and a conclusion. It concludes that, “therefore, attempts to marginalize religion in America political life should be seen as threats, unwitting or deliberate, to the foundation of our democracy.” He mentioned the book, “Still the Best Hope’, by Dennis Prager to read.

Dr. Howard Killion May 5, 2015

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Dr. Howard Killion was our guest speaker .He has a PhD from Duke University. He was a history teacher for 8 years and has worked with the International Students attending US colleges. 30 Heads of State were international students. Offering friends with no strings was mentioned. The topic of Evidence for the Judeo-Christian Foundation of Our American Democracy was presented. He was asked to talk about the Christian Foundation of our nation. Secularists among us are attempting to rewrite our history. The Library of Congress is our keeper of our history. Our founding fathers agreed on 5 civil religious points. Our country runs of a religious view. He presented an interesting and detailed 3 page factsheet with exhibits A through H and a conclusion. It concludes that, “therefore, attempts to marginalize religion in America political life should be seen as threats, unwitting or deliberate, to the foundation of our democracy.” He mentioned the book, “Still the Best Hope’, by Dennis Prager to read.