The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission’s Second Round Scioto County Caucus meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Department of Job and Family Services Meeting Room, 710 Court St. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and review the county’s existing and new projects in terms of whether they address priority development needs and then rank those projects eligible for Economic Development Administration (EDA) and/or Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding. Updated information will be presented on the status of the ARC and EDA programs, and the June 25 deadline for pre-applications will also be reviewed.
The meeting is open to the general public, local government officials, and non-profit organizations. They encourage those organizations with potential projects to send a representative. Comments by attendees on regional or county projects/issues are encouraged. For further information, contact John Hemmings at the OVRDC office in Waverly at (800) 223-7491 or (740) 947-2853.
OLBH hosts support group
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s (OLBH) breast cancer support group will meet at 5 p.m. May 6 in the Diabetes Education Classroom at Bellefonte Center, 1000 Ashland Drive, Russell, Ky. The topic for the May 6 meeting is the benefit of sleep during recovery.
To register, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-2273.
SOMC hosts volunteer recruitment day
Southern Ohio Medical Center will host a volunteer recruitment day called “A Taste of SOMC Volunteering” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at the SOMC Friends Community Center, 1202 18th St. Community members and students ages 15 and older that are interested in volunteering at SOMC are invited to attend.
SOMC volunteers provided more than 51,000 hours of volunteer time in 2009. They assisted in numerous departments throughout the hospital including: the Gift Gallery, Friends Center, administrative offices, nursing floors, the Print Shop, the Cancer Center, Hospice, the LIFE Center and many other areas.
“We have volunteers who do everything from delivering newspapers to tending to families who have just lost a loved one,” Shawn Jordan, administrative director of Community Relations, Friends Community Center and Volunteers, said. “SOMC is very grateful for the countless hours, dedication and smiles the volunteers provide to our patients and their families. They are the heart of our organization.”
The recruitment day will give those interested in volunteering an opportunity to speak with current SOMC volunteers, Guild members, various departments at SOMC and receive free health screenings, eat lunch and enter for a chance to win door prizes.
“If you have three or four hours a week of free time or even the ability to volunteer once or twice a month, volunteering at SOMC may be just what you are looking for,” Jordan added.
SOMC offers several benefits to their volunteers including: convenient work hours, complementary meals, free flu shots, annual award and recognition banquet, reduced rates at the Life Center and monthly activities such as bingo, shopping, etc.
Reservations to attend “A Taste of SOMC Volunteering” are preferred and can be made by calling the Volunteer Office at (740) 356-8234.
From PDT Staff reports