CCB-CHATHAM-KENT November 6th, 2017
CO-CHAIRS: Dave Maxwell and Markus McCracken
WELCOME – Dave M
Visitors – Lion’s Club of Chatham 6 members –
Skype: 1 person; unable to connect to one person
HEART AND STROKE PRESENTATION – Dianna Dragicevic
Generalities for heart disease and strokes
Common symptoms – chest discomfort (feels like elephant on chest) Confused with indigestion
Shortness of breath, light headedness
Bad CPR is better than no CPR
Most important to call 911
Since 1952 – 75% less heart attacks per year than before
Blockage in brain – not getting oxygen TIA 85% of all strokes are this type, no age restrictions
F – face is drooping
A – can they raise both arms over head
S – is speech slurred, jumbled sentences, sounds like talking with a mouth full of marbles
T – time is crucial to call 911 as soon as possible
Escape Trials – instead of medication that breaks up the clot, a probe goes up the groin to the clot in the brain and pulls it out of the body. Available in London at this time.
TECH FAIR – Wednesday, NOVEMBER 8TH – UNITED WAY 10 am until 2:00pm
Chris Miller from CNIB will come to your home to help mark things
The latest technology devices for the visually impaired will be presented by various companies
Markus, Dave M and Dave H will be manning the table for the CCB Chatham-Kent Chapter
Member LOW TECH TIPS
With same size medication bottles – put rubber bands around the 1 bottle
Eye drop bottles – put tape with small tab on the 1 bottle
Pharmacy put medication into blister packs (dossetts) (at a possible charge)
Script talk (special label on bottle and is read by machine) (device from US)
Use a monocular tube for distance
Put the stove burner on before putting the pan on (this way you see the glow)
CHRISTMAS DINNER/MEETING – Betty Heather
Dec 4th Monday Swiss Chalet using the separate room 6:00pm social hour, dinner at 6:30pm.
Email to be sent out, replies must come in so we know how many will be attending
Open menu including the Christmas special
FUN DAY BOWLING
Saturday November 18th Bowlerama 2:00pm – 5:00pm Head Pin Award
$5 per member $9.50 for non-members
Email to be sent out, replies must come in so we know how many will be attending to make sure we have enough lanes reserved.
Markus and Dave send out several emails and Facebook messages in the past letting us all know about events, etc. or to ask if we are attending meetings or events. The PROBLEM is when responses are needed, some of our members don’t respond. Those without emails will receive a phone call. Suggestion from the group was that individual Emails instead of Facebook are preferred.
LOGO AND SHIRTS
Draft logo was passed around for people to see. (possibility of 16 for shirts and 5 for ball hats)
Suggestions made to revise the logo. Kathie and Robin will follow up with Sticker That.
TREASURER REPORT – Kathie
We made a total of $620 from the Quarter Fundraiser in October.
Suggestion to have a spaghetti dinner and silent auction next year as our major fundraiser.
TRUST YOUR BUDDY
15 attended the 5K virtual walk on Saturday, November 4th. Everyone met at Memorial Arena and Ryan planned out an easy route for all those who joined those walking at the same time across Canada.
Robin McCracken won the gift certificate……..
Monday, December 4th, 2017 Swiss Chalet 6:00 Make sure you let Markus or Dave know if you and a guest are coming.