The Missoula Valley People First/Aktion Club was busy with recreational activities during August. On August 8th the Missoula chapter met with the Hamilton chapter at the Fort Missoula Historical Museum for a Saturday picnic and a tour of the Museum. Everyone enjoyed the sights and displays! Several of the members attended the Summit BBQ at Bonner Park. When the invitation includes food and entertainment, People First members are sure to be there.
The members also volunteered to help the Kiwanis Club at the Western Montana Fair. They helped with collecting tickets and parking. Some helped more than once.
Earlier this summer was elections for officers for the People First Senate. Connie Lewis of the Missoula chapter was elected secretary. She will be replacing Barb Willis of Missoula who is stepping down after two terms.
Chapter members are also participating in teleconferences on relationships and some will be taking the Women Be Healthy class.
People First is a self-governing, self-directing, self-advocacy organization. It is about people with disabilities working together and helping each other take charge of their lives. It teaches people with disabilities how to make decisions and choices that make them more independent.
For more information about People First, please visit http://peoplefirstmt.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/index.asp