TRIO Ventura County/West Valley Chapter
Activity Report January 2012
(note: see special meeting change notice below the following activity report)
Since the previous TRIO National Board Telephone Conference call, our local chapter continues with our efforts to expand our outreach programs in the Southern California community.
The Board of Directors made the decision to immediately close our third Friday of the month support group meeting in Westlake Village, CA. The location was closed due to the difficulty for our members to attend meetings on a Friday night due to congested traffic conditions in Southern California. Our first Saturday of each month TRIO Support Breakfast meeting in Ventura remains at the same location.
TRIO VCWV Chapter is reopening its support group meeting and will be held on the third Saturday of each month. The breakfast meeting will be held at Jerry’s Famous Deli in Woodland Hills, CA. We continue to develop our TRIO Traveling Chapter Support Program under the leadership of Board Member Jerry Jackson. The first support meeting has been approved by UCLA and on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 250 stamped "announcement-invitational" mailers; with TRIO Chapter Membership Brochures included) will be delivered to and mailed out by the UCLA Liver Transplant Department. The letter will go to their pre/post transplant recipients regarding our TRIO Chapter "Traveling Chapter" Support Group series of speaker meetings. UCLA Liver Department Social Workers will be promoting TRIO Membership during following meetings.
Once the initial meeting at UCLA is working, Jerry Jackson will expand the support meetings to other transplant hospitals in Southern California. At future TRIO VCWV Chapter meetings Jerry Jackson will, as our "Public Policy Representative for TRIO National, be updating membership as to issues on public policy including local, regional and national . Subject report for the February Speakers Meeting: "Doctor Do you talk to your patients about Organ Donation?" (Information was taken from January 12, 2012 Lifelines.)
We continue to work closely with the major transplant centers in Los Angeles which include UCLA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USC and Saint Vincent’s Medial Center. For the seventh years, TRIO VCWV Chapter was a Participating Partner in the 2012 Rose Parade Float and will hosted a successful float decorating session.
Our TRIO Chapter held its Annual Elections for new board members on January 21, 2011. Our new board consists of Pat Beeman, Immediate Past President; Ronald S. Taubman, President; Joanne Foley, Vice President; Carol Jackson, CPA, Treasurer; Jerry Jackson, Secretary and Henry David, Member at Large.
As an active and committed TRIO Chapter, we are looking forward to a continued increase in our membership and influence within the transplant community through this year.
Ron Taubman, President
TRIO Ventura County West Valley Chapter
Special notice given Jan 21, 2011:
TRIO VCWV Chapter Closes Monthly Support Meeting at Baxter Health, Westlake Village, CA
New TRIO VCWV Chapter Support Meeting Location, Day and Time Announced for the Third Saturday Morning of Each Month
The Board of Directors of TRIO VCWV Chapter announced today that our scheduled Friday meetings held at Baxter Health in Westlake Village, CA will be moved to a Saturday morning support meeting at Jerry’s Famous Deli, i21857 Ventura Blvd, Woodland hills, CA 91364.
The Board of Directors decided to make the decision to change our meeting location, day of the meeting and time due to the difficulty of many of our members attending a meeting on a Friday night and the traffic conditions.
Our first meeting will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Park behind the restaurant in the large open parking lot (backs to a shopping center). I will, next week,
e-mail directions to the meeting and announcing our quest speaker.
Any question, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 818-309-7919.
Ron Taubman, President
TRIO VCWV Chapter
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