Jill Rigby Garner spoke concerning the “Manners of the Coronary heart” program she based to the Lady’s Membership of Baton Rouge month-to-month espresso on Nov. 5. The applications works to revive respect and civility in our society. Her lesson plans for Ok-5 college students are taught in lots of native faculties, plus different states and international locations.
Espresso Chairwoman Lois Saye ready refreshments, with satsumas from President Karen Cordell, and Jane Dimattia provided dessert desserts. She additionally donated a door prize received by Kay Ledet. Alice Nelson assisted in getting ready refreshments.
Lana Merliss greeted friends and members. Rosemary Lane served on the registry. Company included Melody Broussard and Marilyn DiDomenica, invited by Carolyn Chaney; and Jackie Simm, who was introduced by her member mom, Geri Cornett. New member Christine Robinson was acknowledged.
Cordell reminded members of the membership’s annual Jingle Bell Raffle to be held subsequent month. Funds raised from the raffle assist clubhouse upkeep.
Sims receives OLOL’s Constantin Award
Orlando Sims has been named winner of the 2020 Sister Linda Constantin Braveness and Compassion Award by Mary Fowl Perkins — Our Girl of the Lake Most cancers Middle. Sims is a medical assistant for Our Girl of the Lake Doctor Group Medical Oncology.
The annual award is called in honor of Constantin, a longtime nurse and member of the senior administrative workforce at Our Girl of the Lake Regional Medical Middle, who died in 2005 after battling colon most cancers. Every year, the award is offered to a Most cancers Middle workforce member who exemplifies her deeply held values and beliefs.
“Of the various extraordinary nominations we obtained, Orlando’s compassion and willingness to at all times step up, assist out and go above and past for the sake of the affected person stood out to the inner choice committee, which consisted of physicians and employees from all through the group,” mentioned Linda Lee, Most cancers Middle vp.
The award was offered nearly. Dr. Lauren Zatarain, medical oncologist, Mary Fowl Perkins — Our Girl of the Lake Most cancers Middle, who works carefully with Sims, talked about what makes him so deserving of this award.
“Alongside together with his empathetic spirit, Orlando’s encouraging phrases to sufferers and their family members persistently make him a affected person favourite at our Most cancers Middle,” she mentioned. “He’s at all times keen to assist anybody at a second’s discover. Moreover, he’s a real position mannequin to each workforce member in demonstrating the particular sort of compassionate care we attempt to supply daily.”
Empower 225 receives van donation
Empower 225, a nonprofit that works to assist at-risk youth in Baton Rouge, accepted the donation of a van from the One Eighty Basis in Seattle on Nov. 7.
The One Eighty Basis is a Seattle-based group that gives grants to nonprofits to influence the lives of youngsters and households. Empower 225 offers younger individuals with instructional assist, profession and life expertise coaching, in addition to housing.
Seattle resident Janelle Garner linked the organizations after a church journey to Baton Rouge the place she realized concerning the wants of Empower 225 and the hardships confronted by younger individuals within the space. Working with One Eighty Basis, Garner raised cash for expertise to supply college students with a protected place for on-line studying, in addition to serving to to safe a 12-seat passenger van. The digital studying middle was established in September.
“We’re grateful for the One Eighty Basis, and to see how the seeds that had been planted again in June have grown by November,” mentioned Susan Rogers, govt director of Empower 225. “The truth that our hearts will be knitted collectively is humbling and heart-warming on the similar time.”
The van was turned over to the group at its Household Issues group occasion held at Dream Middle, 4829 Winbourne Ave.
Champions of Service awards named
Three Baton Rouge volunteers had been among the many 2020 Champions of Service acknowledged in a digital celebration on Oct. 23 hosted by Volunteer Louisiana.
The 2020 Champions of Service award winners had been:
Invoice Farmer and the Silver Hammers, Baton Rouge, Capital Space champion; Zacchea Small, Baton Rouge, AmeriCorps champion; Shirley Williams, Baton Rouge, Senior Corps champion; Ethan Jeffus, Minden, Northwest champion; Karen E. Burks, Metairie, Better New Orleans champion; Dan Forest, Northeast champion; June Mire, Morgan Metropolis, Southwest champion; John Hickson, Slidell, Southeast/North Shore champion; Entergy Company, Company Volunteer champion.
The Champions of Service are chosen from a pool of statewide nominees who display compassion and dedication, management and initiative, or innovation and creativity in addressing group challenges whereas serving others.