The Health Alliance of Clinton County held its quarterly meeting at Cape May Campus Center on the evening of Jan. 22. President Kathy Havey welcomed members and thanked them for a successful year of fundraising in 2018.
Members and guests then enjoyed a buffet dinner by McCoy’s Catering.
President Kathy Havey presented checks totaling $35,000. The Cancer Patient Assistance Program received the proceeds from the Holiday Ball Auctions that totaled $25,000. Receiving the check for the CPAP committee was Liz McAllister and Louanne Blumberg.
The proceeds from the 2018 Masquerade Jewelry Sales and Collective Goods Book Sales were presented to the Scholarship Fund and accepted by Carolyn Matthews, Frances Sharpe and Pat Richardson; Community Care Hospice and accepted by Patti Settlemyre; and Heather’s Hope accepted by Gretchen James.
The recipients thanked the Health Alliance and expressed their gratitude for the donations.
The guest speaker for the evening was Kim Vandervort, director of Clinton County CASA.
Kim began her child advocacy work in 1997 as a Lay Guardian Ad Litem. Aware of the increased need in Clinton County, Judge Chad Carey initiated a CASA program and appointed Kim as director. She has developed the local program and currently has 16 volunteers.
A brief business meeting followed the program. All were reminded of the April Fools 5K Run/1 Mile Walk on Saturday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. Information can be found at healthallianceclinton.org or Facebook at The Health Alliance of Clinton County.