Chapter F PEO met at the home of Kim Vandervort for their August meeting. Fifteen members answered the roll call for this meeting and were pleased to donate stuffed animals to the CASA closet.
Kim Vandervort presented the program for the evening about the Clinton County CASA program.
Mrs. Vandervort is the director of the program for the Clinton County Courts. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, are volunteers who have been trained to advocate for children who have been brought before the local court because of abuse or neglect.
The number of children needing advocates in Clinton County rises each year.
CASA volunteers are always needed. The qualifications, program goals and duties of CASA volunteers can be found on the Clinton County Courts CASA website.
Chapter F members brought stuffed animals for the CASA closet. A stuffed animal is often given to a child when the volunteer and child first meet.
Chapter F learned that CASA is a much needed program in Clinton County. For the ladies and gentlemen that are currently volunteering it is a rewarding experience advocating for those children of the county that really need them.
Mary Kay Vance reminded members that it is time to begin thinking about the annual Chapter F PEO Nut Sale. As in past years, PEO members will be taking orders for nuts in September with delivery in November.
Chapter F will once again have a booth at the Holly Berry Craft Fair held at Cape May in November where nuts will be on sale that day.