Thursday, March 19, 2020

BuzzFeed: 23 Tweets About Kids Being Home From School That Prove Teachers Deserve Better

From Janeen:
Every teacher, retired or not, has to be smiling now...

23 Tweets About Kids Being Home From School That Prove Teachers Deserve Better
"Teachers are superheroes."

Read in BuzzFeed:

Shared from Apple News

This one from me:
"Canceled" (cancels, canceling) is the American English spelling, "Cancelled" is the British English spelling.   Somehow the two ells look more correct to me.  And, yes, I do have PGSD:

ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense ‘obliterate or delete writing by drawing or stamping lines across it’): from Old French canceller, from Latin cancellare, from cancelli ‘crossbars.’

And now you know.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hulda Rackow

From Santha:

Elbert Rackow shared the sad news that Hulda, his wife of 71 years, passed away on Sunday, March 15.  Boston Funeral Home here in Point is handling the arrangements. There will be a visitation for her on Friday, the 20, at Boston’s from 1-2PM followed by a brief prayer service at 2 . A private burial service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

You may view her full obituary on the Boston website. Several of our members have asked for their address in Marshfield. It is 1100 East Heritage Drive, #10, Marshfield, WI 54449 The family asks that memorials to be directed to our SPARTA Scholarship Fund in care of the Community Foundation, 1501 Clark Street, Stevens Point.

Elbert emphatically stresses that in light of the current situation with the virus, the family will understand perfectly if you choose not to attend. He does not have email, but would appreciate cards or later phone calls, I’m sure.

April Book Sale Canceled

In line with the recommendations from the Governor and health officials, we are canceling the April Book Sale.  There will also be no Monday take-ins for now.

We hope that the sale can be rescheduled for later this summer.  We will post information as things develop.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Introverts of the World, Arise!

10%  Dogs count as friends
90%  An Extrovert found them, liked them, and adopted them

CDC: To prevent coronavirus stay home, avoid physical contact and don't go into large crowds.

Introverts: I've been preparing for this moment my entire life.

Corona Virus Informational Meeting CANCELED


From our Health Committee:

If you are concerned about the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the LIFE Class is hosting a presentation on Monday, March 16, by a doctor from the Marshfield Clinic at 7pm in Rm 333 in the building next to the University Center (Com Arts Bldg).   You don’t have to be a member to attend but this might interest you in signing up for other LIFE classes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Clearing my Desk

From the 50th:

 From the January meeting:

Marc Thwaits, Eye of the Tiger

Boys and Girls Club donor recognition night at the Noel's.

See you Monday, March 9

Happy Endings
March 9, 2020
Park Ridge Restaurant
3425 Church St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

11:00 am. Socializing
11:15 am. Order Lunch Entrée
11:30 am. Business Meeting
12:30 pm. Program Speaker

Speaker Information
Stephanie Inman, CSW, has worked in long term care since 2003 when she started her career as a social work intern at Portage County Health Care Center. After graduating from UWSP, she obtained ger social work license and worked at Portage County Health Care Center for 10 years as the Director of Social Services. In 2015 Stephanie took a job working with Ministry Home Care as a Home Care Coordinator educating on the benefits of home health and hospice services For the last 2 years she has worked specifically with hospice helping patients and families to understand the benefits of its services and how we can assist. She works with nursing homes, clinics, and facilities in the area as well as reviewing these services.