Rotarian Peter Rall has been playing pickelball for several years and some of us had never heard of it. Apparently, pickleball was invented in the 1960's as backyard entertainment, combining elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. Two or four players use solid paddles to hit something like a  Wiffle Ball, over a net. We all enjoyed learning about this new sport and we want a pickleball outing!
Foundation Chair Cheryl deBlecourt introduced President Robert DeFinis and Executive Director Cindy Murphy of the Comprehensive Learning Center for individuals with Autism. The foundation arm of the school - the AJ Foundation - will be seeking a grant for programs or equipment to provide services not offered by the local schools or state programs.
Cindy Murphy then spoke passionately about the AJ Foundation - the 501-c(3) arm of the Comprehensive Learning Center . She told us that 1 out of 59 children are diagnosed with Autism, yet no cause has been determined. The foundation assures that the 30 plus children and older adults in the school program will not have to pay for the cost of the school's services. She will also address our Sunrise Meeting in December.