We hope you enjoy our new web site! If you have any photos or announcements you'd like us to have on the sight, please contact us here at Shepherd's Center at 507-263-2136 or try our new Please check it out, and also make a note of our new email addresses here at Shepherd’s Center. To email Twyla, it’s firstname.lastname@example.org, and for Rod, it’s simply email@example.com. Shepherd’s Center would like to thank Dan Bassett for assisting us in getting our new web site up and running.
Our Gallery Wall has been a big hit this past month, as many people have enjoyed looking at the wonderful work of Ruth Rogers. Ruth makes doll clothes and they are truly amazing. Thank you to Ruth for sharing her talents, and for also giving away a beautiful “Springfield Doll.” The winner of the doll in last month’s drawing was Marian Frandrup of Randolph.
For our next Gallery Wall, we need your help! Did you happen to save anything from your grandma’s kitchen…or your grandpa’s garage? Or, maybe even from your great-grandparents? If you have any of these special items from the past and would be willing to share them as part of our Gallery Wall, please bring them to Shepherd’s Center the week of January 9th. All items brought in will be displayed, and of course than returned to the owners. We thought it would be fun to remember items from the past that were in grandma’s kitchen or grandpa’s garage, so bring them in!
I continue to be amazed at the generosity of the local businesses, individuals and organizations that continue to support our mission here at Shepherd’s Center. Individual memorials for the month of December included Vernon Kohl, Rita Cuson, Roland Thiesse, Betty Thiesse, John Cockriel, Jerome Wynne and Mary Terwilliger. Another gift was given as an honorarium for Irene Reiman. We’ve had a good response from our recent newsletter, the “Feature” as well. Thank you to everyone who sent in financial contributions to Shepherd’s Center of the Cannon Valley! A contribution envelope was enclosed with each newsletter sent out and donations are still welcome.
Volunteers are always needed at Shepherd’s Center. Currently, there is a need for volunteers to assist seniors with grocery shopping and also to “visit” with them occasionally. We are also looking for someone to teach a course on “Basic Computer Use.” We’ve had seniors inquire about learning the basic operation of a computer and we are looking for someone who would be able to teach this at Shepherd’s Center. If you could help out as a volunteer in either of these areas, please contact us here at Shepherd’s Center, at 507-263-2136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to mark February 11th on your calendars and make plans to attend “Adventures in Learning.” We have an interesting morning planned, with new Goodhue County Sheriff Scott McNurlin and Johnny Cash impersonator Loren Wolfe. You’ll have fun and learn at the same time! “Adventures in Learning” is held in the lower level of St. Ansgars Lutheran Church from 9:30 till noon, and includes lunch for only $5. Hope to see you on Friday, February 11th.
The Shepherd’s Center Board of Trustees and Advisory Board will have their annual retreat this Monday, January 10th. This gathering is used as a “brainstorming” session to discuss what works, what doesn’t and what we would like to see changed as we move throughout 2011 to make the Shepherd’s Center a stronger, more viable resource for seniors in our community. If anyone has suggestions or ideas, please contact Shepherd’s Center, or a member of the Board of Trustees. Our 2011 Trustees include; Bill Althoff, Glenn Aronson, Jim Bassett, Karen Conzemius, Loren Evenrud, Paralee Lamberty, Barb Martin, Carol McKitrick, Chuck Rademacher, Lou Schulz, Evie Strack, Mary Ellen Sturm, and Sharon Vangsness.
Thanks again to everyone for helping make 2010 a great year for Shepherd’s Center, and here’s hoping 2011 is even better! “Seniors serving Seniors…Serving the Community since 1995!” Take care, and as we close out this year, just remember; “A News Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other!”-Anonymous.
Shepherd’s Center Director