Club Meeting - August 3, 2017
Our guests this morning included Alex Zubak’s friend Stephanie and our PHHS Key Club students Bill and Ivy. Also joining us were our good friends Amanda and Jamille who are graduates of SDSU and were dedicated Circle K members. Jamille is now a nurse in San Francisco and Amanda is an engineer working with the Navy here in San Diego on their space program. We were so happy to see them this morning and we congratulate them on their continuing success!
Plans are underway for welcoming our community’s newest retail store, Grocery Outlet. This morning they will have their ribbon cutting ceremony and on Saturday they are planning an all-day Opening Celebration with food and games the whole community can enjoy. Doug Grosmark also informed us that our long-time friend and former Kiwanian, Don Lydy, is showing his artwork at Doug’s dental office on Del Cerro Boulevard. Don is a very talented painter who had seven pieces displayed at the Del Mar fair, five of which won awards! The public is welcome to stop in to see Don’s inspiring creations.
Our Kiwanian of the Day was Dan Yauger. He ran a tight ship as he solicited Happy/Sad Dollars and quizzed us on famous movie quotes. Those of us who dared to shout out an answer without being called on, paid the price and endured the laughter from the crowd! Most of us could remember the line, but just couldn’t remember the name of the movie, which offered a great segue to the introduction of our guest speaker, Brian LaTour, from the Alzheimer’s Association!
Brian is the Development Specialist for the Association, in charge of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day events held each year. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on September 9, 2017, at Crown Point on Mission Bay. Held in 600 communities nationwide, this is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. On June 21, 2018, the Longest Day will involve teams from around the world, coming together to raise funds and awareness and to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to illuminate Alzheimer's disease for the advancement of research, to provide enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Alzheimer’s is only one out of ten diseases in the world that has no cure, and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association offers programs that target not only the patient, but also his or her caregivers. They offer support groups and educational sessions along with on-line resources. They are committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. We applaud Brian’s commitment to this important organization and hope to join him for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this fall!
Special guests Amanda (l.) and Jamille! President Kathy with our speaker Brian LaTour