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Volume 51

october 2008

PLEASE NOTE

Saturday, October 11,
at Park Vista Retirement Village
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

If you'd like to share lunch, please bring something to pass.  Drinks and paper products provided. 

Need directions?
Call 715-258-2524.
Bring a friend!
Please bring scissors!


THANK YOU TO CAMP CLEGHORN ASSEMBLY
Imagine coming home at the end of the day and opening your mail, when suddenly there is a check made out for $500! That happened to me when I opened the letter from Camp Cleghorn Assembly. I truly was pretty much speechless. Thank you to Sue Hackbarth for sharing one of our layette bags filled with our goodies to show around at Camp Cleghorn. We appreciate the donation so very, very much!
THANK YOU TO
FOXY LADIES BOOK CLUB
Oh, my, do we have terrific books to give to our babies, thanks to Mary Jo Feldman and her reading group, Foxy Ladies Book Club. We have a fabulous supply of hard covered books for the babies now! What fun! Some even squeak! Believe me, I’ve tried them all out! 
PHOTOS
For those who receive this on email, check out your attachments for views of little ones enjoying our donations in Wisconsin and in Africa. 

VOLUNTEERING—THE NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR LONG LIFE
According to an article in Prevention magazine, "volunteering has as strong an effect on mortality as exercising four times a week" according to Stephen Post, PhD, professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University.  "Helping and giving to others increases your self-esteem and gives you a sense of dignity and purpose that enhances your sense of your own status—and, thus, your well-being."  In another part of the article, it says that "people over age 55 who volunteer for two or more organizations have half the chance of dying in the next 5 years as those who volunteer with just one group, and are 63% less likely to die in that time than non-volunteers."   Thanks to Char Heger for sharing this article with us all.  See, we'll be around for years, knitting, quilting, sewing, and chatting with each other!  What fun!
SAVE THE CHILDREN   KNIT ONE, SAVE ONE
Last year we participated in this hat drive that delivers newborn and preemie-sized hats to babies in countries all over the world.  "Four million newborn babies in the developing world die each year within the first month of life."  At our October meeting, we will decide if we want to participate again.

 Please put a hold on spending any CCH money until after our October meeting.

TOTALS 
Donations given to:
Private request<1> 26
Bear Creek Migrant Project 167
Riverside Hospital 156
St. Michael’s Hospital 480
TOTAL 829
   
Donations In 167
Volunteer Hours 398

DISH CLOTHES FOR FLANNEL
Dish clothes donations brought in $37.00 this past month. That and can money purchased some baby girl print flannel at a sale at Hancock Fabric Store in Stevens Point.
GETTING TO KNOW: 
EDNA HESCHKE!
I suspect that Edna is never, ever bored! CCH’s primary sewer of booties has been sewing all her life, from the first dress she made (but never wore) in vocational school to the look-alike dresses she made her four daughters when they were little to the dozens (maybe hundreds) of little booties she’s sewn in the last 2 ½ years for CCH. She can also crochet, knit (a little, she says), and embroider, but her favorite is counted cross-stitch. Edna and her husband Vernon live nearer to Pine River than to Waupaca on a farm where they have 7-8 flower beds and two good-sized gardens, from which Edna freezes and cans vegetables and fruit. They also like to camp and travel, are the parents of two sons and four daughters (including CCH’s Char Heger and Jeanne Christensen), grandparents to 14 and great-grandparents to 10. We are blessed to have Edna in our group!