Audrey Rafferty introduced Kelly Berk and Tina Wida spoke to us about the work that Nurse Family Partnership is doing in our community. The goals of Nurse Family Partnership are to improve pregnancy outcomes, improve child health and development and improve the economic self sufficiency of the family.  The program is open to any woman pregnant with her first child, meets income requirements and lives in the service area.  A registered nurse will visit the mom in their home throughout the pregnancy and continue to visit until the baby is 2 years old.  The nurse will help to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, become a better parent, provide support and set goals for the family’s future.  Trials show that families who participate fare better: less incidence of drug and alcohol abuse, better employment for the moms, and better performance in school by the kids.
This week we will be honoring Rotarians Charlotte and Tore Hartmann-Hansen with the presentation of the Hartmann-Hansen Grant. All Rotarians and friends are invited to celebrate this wonderful occasion.
Motivational Quote: 
God put us here to prepare for the next generation.  That’s our job. Raising children and helping the community, that’s preparing for the next generation. 
Dikembe Mutombo
President Sharon, Rotary Serving Humanity