from Editor Don
Our featured speaker at this week's meeting was Cynthia Ricks-Maccotan of CHI Franciscan Health Care's Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.
Cynthia's dynamic and very informative presentation opened the eyes of many of our Rotarians, who were largely unaware of a number of factors leading to violence in Peninsula Schools.  She discussed the underlying causes of these issues (known in the field as ACEs) and the progress being made through CHI's program, in partnership with MANY other local organizations. 
This was an upbeat and positive discussion of a very important problem, and the Club will be better equipped to serve our community with this information on hand.