Posted by Jim Bolas
President Emanuel Panos chaired the meeting
Club Meeting Program Schedule
• February 7th – TBDDistrict Schedule
  • February 9th - 10AM-2: 30 PM – Rotary Membership Summit - Pittsburgh Plaza Hotel – Greentree
  • February 27th – 11:15 AM - Pittsburgh Rotary Ethics Excellence Awards – Omni William Penn Hotel
  • March 7th – RI’s Major Gift Officer – Major Donor Dinner - Cranberry
  • March 13th – Leadership Ethics Institute – La Roche College
  • March 23rd – PETS – President-Elect Training Seminar
    Announcements
    ➢ Emanuel Panos
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    Club Foundation Meeting – To be held following the meeting.
    May 9th-12th District Conference – Seven Springs – Members are encouraged to sign-
    up for District 7300’s last district-wide conference prior to the merger with District 7330 which will form the new District 7305. If the Club has more than 10 members registered all get a discount of 20%.
    ➢ Heather Dieckmann – 60th Annual Pancake Festival.
    Outreach Organizations
    • -  Meals on Wheels, Primetime & SHIM are on-board with tickets/volunteers
    • -  Boy Scouts – Emanuel will follow-up
    • -  St. Clair Hospital – Herm will follow-up
  • Auction – John Donahoe is organizing baskets and Rick Smith is helping with All-Clad
  • 50/50 – Will be organized closer to the event
  • Bake Sale – Kay is leading the effort helped by Carol Kells and Linda Hinerman
  • Grills – George has confirmed that the equipment is in good shape
  • Ticket Sales – Ray Detig and Jim Hinerman are working with church youth groups to help sell tickets; Jim Bolas is engaging the USC Interact Club. All members encouraged to step-up this year to sell tickets or, if donating, distribute the free tickets to family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and businesses to build attendance to the event.
  • Sponsorship Ads – Contact is being made to businesses who sponsored the event in 2018; some new sponsors are being identified. See Ray Kells if new sponsors are interested.
 
 
Speaker – Mary Anne Poutous – CEO – Transitional Services, Inc. (TSI)
  • TSI is a 50-year-old 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission “To help people with mental disabilities discover and achieve their hopes and dreams for a meaningful life in the community”.
  • TSI is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an international independent nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
  • TSI provides residential and community rehabilitative services to individuals with psychiatric and intellectual disabilities.
  • Founded in 1969 by OJ “Bud” Royer and became nationally recognized as one of the first programs of its kind to serve a large metropolitan area.
  • TSI’s Psychiatric Division has 3 community residential rehabilitation units, 1 group home, 3 congregate HUD residences providing community supportive living and permanent housing for adults and transitional age youth
  • TSI’s Intellectual Disabilities Division has 1 group home and 2 supervised apartment residences
  • TSI serves individuals from 18 to 70, from all walks of life, educational levels, ethnicities, races, sexual orientation and expression and culture
  • Residents have mental disorders that range from Obsessive Compulsive to Schizophrenia and physical disorders from Chron’s Disease to Chronic Kidney Disease
  • TSI provides needy individuals with recovery/physical wellness, living skills, medication
    management, community engagement, and safe and sanitary living conditions overseen
    by skilled personnel.
  • TSI employees over 100 people
  • TSI’s annual budget is $7 million with 94% of funding coming from government grants,
    primarily from Allegheny County
  • TSI is headquartered in Homestead, PA
  • Future Goals
    • -  Increase and diversify funding
    • -  Optimize outcomes and continuous quality improvement
    • -  Increase the size and effectiveness of the Board of Directors