30 years of service alongside people with disabilities
Happy Leap Year from Missoula, we hope you did one thing for yourself on this extra day of the year! Here are some of the exciting things we have done or plan to do this year!
Summit Classes: We have just finished the winter sessions of the Living Well and Working Well with a Disability classes. Thank you to Darren Larson, Susan Morris, Cara Wherley and Justyn Field for co-facilitating these trainings. The Women Be Healthy Class is just getting started with Mary Olson and Andrea Dahl as co-facilitators. These classes and others will be offered again in the fall so contact Jude or Kathy at 728-1630 if you are interested.
April is Volunteer Appreciation month: We want to thank our Missoula Senior Companions who meet with folks in their homes and in the community. We offer a shout out to Rose Blick, Karen Bollinger, Mary Montgomery, Eva Warthem, John Weig and Betty Zander.
Peer Advocates: Missoula peers have completed a couple of advanced leadership trainings. Thank you to Mary Olson who coordinates their activities in the schools and Missoula community. Peers who are currently active are Pam Davis, Lynne Kelly, Tom Thompson, Bill Vinner and Cara Wherley.
People First: Buy $5 coupon booklets from chapter members before April 27-28 for the Community Days sale at Herberger’s! April 28 is also the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, tickets are $5. Call Andrea at 728-1630 for more information.
Upcoming opportunities: Summit’s one hour orientation is the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. in our conference room – we will hold April’s orientation on April 13 instead of April 6 due to holiday.
Emergency Preparedness: Missoula County is offering a three hour workshop at the GuestHouse Inn Conference Center on April 18 from 1-4 p.m. Come and learn more about the Smart911 way to connect during an emergency and what you can do to plan ahead.
Art Social Group: Mike Giddings and Mary Olson are starting a new monthly social group centered on being creative. If you want to know what you can do with your old recycling, just ask Mike what he thinks before you toss it to the wind!
Summer Barbecue: One of the ways Summit wants to celebrate our 30 years of service in Missoula is to host our ever popular potluck barbecue this summer at Bonner Park. Stay tuned!