Guest Speaker Series
Our guest speaker on July 8th was our newest member, Kim Sviben, Executive Director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living via ZOOM. The center has been in Sebastian for 4½ years and is a licensed residence with 80 staff members and 89 apartments (26 bed memory care unit and 63 apartments).
The center has been in lockdown since March – and at least until September 5th. Kim said it has been very difficult for the residents, their families as well as the staff. The welcome center has been converted to a visitor’s center where families and residents can see each other through the windows. Residents’ family members are also given weekly update calls.
This is normally a very active community with field trips, TGIF parties, and Sunday brunches. The staff has had to become very creative in what activities can be offered and now has SKYPING with families in place. Residents can come out of their rooms, but must wear masks – activities such as walking, physical therapy, and morning exercise classes on television in their rooms are available. Telehealth calls are used to satisfy most doctor appointments. If a resident needs to go out a family member will transport. Corona Virus Screening is done 3 times each day at staff change for both residents and staff. Dining room meals are provided 3 times each day for memory care residents, and in-room for assisted living residents.
Kim reported 4 staff COVID cases and one resident who is now out of the hospital in rehab and due back next week.
In closing Kim asked us to consider a pen-pal effort with kids – Phil Barnes volunteered to work on that with Youth Guidance kids! Hopefully, Sunday Brunch Open Houses will begin again soon, and Kim encouraged us to attend when they do.
Kim can be reached at 772-581-0366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 15th our speaker via ZOOM was Francis Papineau – Sports Performance Consultant. Francis, a certified health coach, works with Athletes, Sports Teams, and Corporations. His program builds FOCUS, MENTAL STRENGTH & a WINNING MINDSET.
Francis is originally from Canada and graduated from the University of Montreal with his bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. For the past three decades, he has helped over 20,000 people get back to life and play following injuries, surgeries, health issues, and general deconditioning. He moved to Florida and oversaw work conditioning and work hardening programs to prepare patients for their return to work. He and his wife Sandra and daughter Lea have been in Sebastian since 2004.
Francis has a passion for sports and loves to work with athletes, guiding them in their quest to perform at their optimal level. His consulting aims at exploring and building an athlete’s:
- Power of Focus
- Power of Clarity
- Power of Mental Strength
- Winning Mindset
He works with athletes in the sports of baseball, tennis, golf, hockey, and football giving his clients energy and direction for their career goals and team goals – a mental training for each athlete to always work on improvement (not just status quo).
In order to maintain the power of a winning mindset, Francis closed by saying, “take a deep breath, don’t let a bad play keep you down. Just forget it and go on so as not to lose focus.”
Francis can be reached at (772) 913-4320 or through his web site at francispapineau.com.
On June 24th we Awarded Phil Barnes, Executive Director of Youth Guidance $5000 to further its mission. Phil said “Thank you, everyone, we really appreciate your support.” Youth Guidance is now serving 32 kids daily in its summer program in which they are having a “blast” surfing, paddle boarding, swimming on our beaches – some who have never been before! New programs of learning include bicycle repair and maintenance, culinary, sewing, and other trades which can hopefully lead to promising careers.
We also awarded Debbie Butler of Guardians for New Futures (GNF) a check for $2000. GNF is an advocacy for abused children and youth. Planning of a child advocacy center in the midst of the four counties it serves is underway. Almost $500,000 has already been raised for this project.
Debbie Butler with Mike Natale
A check for $3000 was also given to Bill Boike of Shiloh Youth Ranch for their programs. Shiloh Youth Ranch is a Christian based home for troubled boys.
Phil Barnes and Mike Natale
SPD Community Involvement
PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING LIEUTENANT WOOD’S 10 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE SEBASTIAN POLICE DEPARTMENT!!!
Lieutenant Wood reached this milestone on July 6th, 2020. Lieutenant Wood is recognized for his dependability, his intelligence and his leadership at the Sebastian Police Department! Congratulations to Lieutenant Wood for reaching this remarkable achievement!
Lyse McDonough 07/09
Warren Dill 07/11
Karen McElveen 07/27
Ellen Smith 1 Year
Boys & Girls Club 6 Years
Mary Williamson 6 Years
This and That
Ali announced that we have approximately $39,000 available to disburse into the community this year from BWO donations and Ticket sales and money left over from last year. Thanks for the outstanding efforts of Eva, Paul, and all club members who assisted to make this happen!
Ali also said that a joint club effort is being planned to distribute backpacks to local youth. More information to follow.
Eva sent out emails with sponsor lists, contact lists for use in acquiring additional donations to the BWO fund. Donations will be accepted through the end of July. Donors will be listed on our web site as well as our Facebook page.
Ali also mentioned that committee members are needed. Anyone interested in serving on a committee should contact the persons listed in Board Minutes.
Calendar of Events
Phil Barnes said the Jr BWO is scheduled for October 24th. More information to follow.
Please note that Ali will be bringing his laptop to luncheons. Members will now be able to access luncheon meetings in person with social distancing or via ZOOM.
07/22 – Beth Mitchell, Sebastian Inlet District Commissioner (Beth will be speaking via ZOOM)
07/24-07/25 – Virtual National Convention
07/29 – Michael Marsh, Founder of Team Success Enterprises
08/05 – No Meeting (Board Only)
08/12 – TBD
08/19 – John Johanson from AZAN Shrine on Shriners Hospitals / Burn Centers and Treatment Centers
08/26 – Lou Abru, Cyber Security Specialist for the Federal Government
Excel Club of SCHJS Jr Excel Officers
2019-2020 SCHJS Jr Excel Officers Jason Fuegel- President Elect, Matthew Acosta – President, Aiden Rico – Treasurer and Alexandria Simpson, Secretary hold club banner with other club members
2019-2020 Club Officers Kameron Riggins – Secretary, Tamika Lazarre – President-Elect, Alexander Ortiz-Velez – President and Sarah Cosner – Treasurer Back Row: Club Builders Terry Gardner, Kathy Burns & Margie Duffell
Meetings for both clubs will resume at the beginning of the 2020 fall semester with elections of officers.
Congratulations to the members and advisors of both of these clubs! As this school year closes we wish you all the best in your future endeavors! We all look forward to the 2020-2021 year’s club growth and achievements.
Our American Flag – Did You Know?
- If it touches the ground and is not soiled it does not need to be disposed of
- It can be washed or dry cleaned
- The proper way to dispose of it is to deliver to the American Legion or VFW for proper burning and burial
- It must be illuminated at night
- There are 13 folds in the triangle. The triangle represents the hat that the patriots wore during the revolutionary war
- The 21-gun salute was originated as the ships welcome to vessels coming into the harbor (8-6-7)
- While a prisoner on an English ship Francis Scott Key wrote the Star-Spangled Banner
- The flag never fell fully to the ground but was held at a 45-degree angle by bodies of patriots who had died
- The English gave up the war when they could not the flag fall to the ground
Welcome New Members
Jeff Kagan of Kagan Amusements and Kim Sviben from Pelican Landing Assisted Living are our newest members. Even though we are meeting via ZOOM please make an effort introduce yourself and welcome them to our club.