News - Meetings of 7:22 Breakfast Club

February 11 2009

Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

Executive Announcements

Lyle Bauer and Keith Gugmundson started the meeting off with a joke.

Dwight Buccholz brought a guest Keith Gudmundson with Remax. Giselle Howard brought Rick & Bev Cuttle with CSMFRC as our guest speakers.

Membership fees are due payments can be made in person or by mail.

Social Announcements

Sharon Kaendo reminded everyone of the club's 25th Anniversary Gala to be held on May 2nd, more information to follow.

Great West Night on April 15th 7pm-9pm organized by Gerry Weninger & Joe Schmidt.

Mystery Dinner is planned for April 2nd to include three destinations for drinks, dinner and dessert.

A Pasture Golf day is in the works, date and information to follow.

General Announcements

Sue Brooks announced a Free Presentation on Sat Feb 23/09 with speaker Bob McDonald.

Jack Rudolph needs a speaker for the next meeting please contact Jack if you are interested.

Aaron Johnson with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage endorsed Jana with Bill's House of Flowers.

Shoshana Dempsey with Logomotion and Giselle Howard with SaskTel endorsed Aaron with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage.

Cheryl Tuck-Taillon with T2 Solutions endorsed Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust

Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 thanked Giselle Howard with SaskTel for the Blades Game last friday for the food,drinks and booth.

Mike Jenkins with Jenkins Marketing endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 for her help in redeeming his airmiles on short notice.

Speaker | Rick & Bev Cuttle with Central Saskatchewan Military Family Resource Center Inc.

The CSMFRC is a non-profit organization that provides services and support to the 600 military families in Saskatoon and Dundurn. They provide a variety of programs for parents and youth as well as education and training. With support from the community, like the Sasktel Pioneers, Bev and Rick hope to open a child care center here in Saskatoon.

The CSMFRC has a Youth Advisory Committee that provides programs targeted to youth with regularly scheduled events, summer fun programs and sports camps with a focus on higher education. It is important to provide the children from military families with consistency due to the relocation of their families on a regular basis. They provide parent and volunteer support, emergency, respite and casual child care. The CSMFRC promotes interaction between military and civilian youth with their provincially approved and certified childcare day care, one on the few day cares in Saskatchewan that offer infant care.

Every two to three years military families are posted to different communities. The CSMFRC help provide information about their new community for families to make the transition easier. When a soldier is scheduled for deployment there is usually 3 to 6 months of training involved before the soldier leaves. Deployment generally lasts anywhere from 6 to 9 months or longer. It is important to provide support to the soldier and the family before during and after separation. Families get together for welcome home briefings on how to deal with the soldiers when they come back. Issues addressed can be care for the injured both mentally and physically including information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Twenty-five precent of the military is made up of reservists which are casual or part time soldiers who have a full time job outside of the military. A lot of them are now asked to become full time soldiers which can disrupt the family. The CSMFRC provides prevention, support and intervention to the families with self help groups, assessments and referrals as well as short term intervention and crisis support.

Today Rick and Bev would like to promote Red Fridays. Most businesses support casual fridays and by adding a splash of red shows your support to the troops and their families. Start a collection or make the CSMFRC your charity of choice. There will also be a Bake Sale on Feb 14th put on by the Sasktel Pioneers at the Farmers Market with proceeds going to the CSMFRC.

Sergeant at Arms

Joe Schmidt fined Lyle Bauer for his joke, Barry Frank, Dwight Buccholz, Patty Scheighardt for the toasters and Cheryl Tuck-Taillon for being early.

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Lyle Bauer who donated his share to CRFMCS

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2009-02-25 (7:22 a.m.)


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