Newsletter – January 16, 2018

Pledge by Paula James

Invocation by Pastor Earl Heverly

Who wants to make a difference?

Duane Oliveira wanted to take a chance to make a difference by becoming a Bell Ringer! He donated $50 for 2 Cal victories he had not acknowledged yet,

and because he celebrated his 68th Birthday he donated another $68.

Tom Goode gave Happy Bucks for flying to Arizona to visit family and being de- layed for 3 1/2 hours—better to be delayed than the alternative with mechani- cal issues!

Randy says giving money away is like trying yo get blood out of a turnip but he acknowledged Matt Ross’s donation to the Blood Source and lived up to his most recent challenge and gave Matt $100 to donate to the Foundation as well as a $20 Starbucks card. Randy says the challenge goes on—give blood and get $100 to do- nate to the Foundation and a $20 Starbucks card.

John Gabriel gave Happy Bucks because he and Pat got to see their 5’11” grand- daughter pitch in a softball tournament and it was awesome.

Joe Green had a bet with Steve that his team would beat CB but they lost be one so Joe Paid up.

George Prather gave Happy Bucks for his 73rd Birthday and informed us he had a wonderful weekend of great wine, great food and great company.

Howard gave $1 to inform President Mike that many of us were here to have a Rotary Meeting on January 2nd. Rob, Patt and Howard stayed and had lunch!

Paula mentioned the www.ardenarcaderotary.org site has the schedule on it and we could have discovered there was no meeting!!!

Prez Mike informed us of his father’s passing last week. Our condolences to you and your family, Mike. The board meeting was cancelled due to Mike’s absence so it will be rescheduled by email.

Paul King told us about the International Projects Forum he attend last weekend. He was able to see sessions on Global Grant Writing where we could combine to receive a 2 1/2 times match from both the district and Rotary International. There were also presentations on working with other countries and other cultures, as well as on Hu- man Trafficking. Sacramento is in the top 10 in the country for Human Trafficking. Ro- tary is trying to start a program of educating middle and high school students about Human Trafficking.

On that same note…Matt Ross is looking for projects within the Arden Arcade area to write a grant to get matching funds from the District. The suggestion was made

to look into Kirt Lewis’s World Relief Project as well as Jan Scully’s project for women and children.

Tom Goode brought us up to date on the Poker Tournament—the Mercedes Dealership on Howe is out for a location due to the fire. It is possible that Mercedes of Rocklin will step in. He also said Walmart has accepted the Title Sponsorship again.

Bill Hambrick said this Thursday at Al Cady’s home they are labeling the dictionaries (400) with the Arden Arcade stickers. Al Cady also has the Rotary Liquor cabinet so there may be libations available! Be at Al’s between 5:30 and 6.

Duane and Ben are working on the Speech Contest but are behind due to the kids being out of school—is changing the date possibility?

The District Conference is May 11-13—Prez Mike is hoping for a good turnout. See the District website for information and registration.

There is a Membership Meeting on January 20th in Gold River. Check with Prez Mike for more information.

The Mid-Year Retreat is on January 27th—Mike and Tom will attend.

The District Newsletter wants stories and pictures of happenings around the District. They can’t just lift it from the newsletter because it is in PDF form.

Carroll Cook gave an update on the Coats for Dyer Kelly—102 coats were delivered this year and they were all purchased or donated with funds received along with the $20 challenge for Joel wearing the elf costume.

Our program today is by Chemane Rene from LifeMap will talk with us about a chapter in life each of us will pass through at some point in life as our loved ones age. LifeMap is the trusted advocate for helping your employees navigate the rough waters associated with caring for aging family members. Our employee wellness program focuses on helping parent caregivers reduce the impact of caring for an aging parent with family-ready tools, intuitive programs, educational videos and support systems. LifeMap is designed from the ground up to help your workforce prepare for an aging crisis BEFORE it takes hold of their family and their work performance.

Chemane says, “it all starts with a conversation.” She experienced the sudden change in her father’s life after he was badly beaten and left for dead. All of a sudden he needed care and had never set up a plan for his future. The inspiration came—have the conversation while they still can! Chemane is a specialist in Gerontology. Almost everyone experiences a crisis of sorts, either emotional or circumstantial.

Baby boomers are turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day and this will continue until 2029. People are working longer and the strain on employers due to healthcare is tremendous. This not only takes in the older employee with medical issues, but the younger employee who is taking care of an older relative. 26% lose time due to health issues. And employee issues take the form of Absenteeism as well as presentism.

2,800,000 work days are lost due to caregiving and work interruptions. The “Silver Tsunami” is not going to blow over soon. We are not only dealing with an aging population, but a work- ing population of your best employees having to take care of their parents or older relatives along with their own children. The unanticipated caregiving costs are staggering.

LifeMap is a program that employers can use to help their employees have “the conversa- tion” before is becomes necessary. By building a plan and being prepared there is less likeli- hood of missed time getting things planned and organized if a crisis occurs. Not all situations come up gradually, an accident, a fall, even seemingly minor occurrences can through a loved one into a situation where care is needed. Not everyone has a supportive network of employ- er, spouse, siblings who can pitch in in a crisis. To help employees create the plan that elimi- nates panic under these circumstances, the conversation needs to happen before it is need- ed. This plan is different that planning you do with an estate lawyer. There you plan for your financial needs and how you want your estate settled. In a LifeMap plan, you plan for what happens when you are still alive but need help. The who, what, where type of plan that al- lows family members to know what is expected of them and how together they will manage things when they become needed.

Chemane says the cost of doing nothing is high. Invest in yourself, your employees and your community by helping to make the conversation happen before it’s too late.

Thank you, Chemane for a great presentation.

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