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Today’s program was presented by Mike and Jerre Robertson from the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution.

The DAR and SAR provide programming and eduction to preserve history, support and encourage patriotism, and be a presence in our communities. We learned about the DAR museum in the former Grand Masonic Lodge building in Louisville, KY. Of particular interest are the youth contests and scholarships that are available to local students.

Club members appreciated learning about their organizations.

Today’s program was presented by Melissa Frakes, along with a couple of her staff as well as a program participant, about the new Pivotal Point Transitional Housing youth center.

Construction will begin soon (next month!) on this facility, that will house 24-28 youth upon completion. In addition to housing, there will be an emphasis on education, skills training, budgeting, and social development for those who live there.

To support the mission of Pivotal Point, the organization is holding a fall fund-raiser on 9/15.

For more information, please visit http://pivotalpointstjoseph.org/youth-capital-campaign.html

Today’s program was presented by Traci McChristy, who is the Volunteer and Outreach Director for the St. Joseph YWCA.

Traci shared several highlights about YWCA programs, including the shelter, transitional housing, GRIT Center, Choices and Decisions mentoring programs for youth, childcare, and parenting programs. There are numerous ways for folk to help out, through volunteering, donating, and sharing. These include mentoring at the GRIT Center, becoming a Hospital Advocate, holding a supply drive, supporting the Women of Excellence event, and more.

On 9/23 at 7:30 a.m. the YWCA is hosting the 26th Annual Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism Breakfast. www.ywcasj.org

Today’s program was presented by Brett Esely, Director of the St. Joseph Sports Commission.

Brett shared exciting updates about upcoming sporting events taking place in St. Joseph, including the MIAA volleyball tournament.

Another notable event to add to your calendar is on 9/18 with the 2nd class in-duction into the St. Joseph Sports Hall of Fame. For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit https://checkout.square.site/buy/TCDZEC6OFPI5A2MNA2W6DFQ2.

One ongoing opportunity that Brett was candid about was the need for a quality downtown hotel to support events. There are currently more hotel rooms in Hays, KS than in our fair city. Yes, that includes counting the places nobody would want to stay.


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