This week, Daniel Warren, November Programs Chairman has arranged for a guest speaker of fame and knowledge about most anything. Bring your ears to hear these words for beneficial and prosperous learning.
Next month’s December Programs Chairman, brings the first December program to our December 7th luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
Reminder: Exchange Club policy is member’s dues behind 2 or more quarters cannot receive certain privileges until all dues are paid.
NOVEMBER 23 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Our usual Thursday luncheon meeting was cancelled to honor our National Thanksgiving Day Holiday observance by members with their families. Many members reported they had a memorable day and weekend with their families here and those visiting from out of town.
Our founding fathers had a day of thanksgiving on the second year of living at “Plymouth Rock” in 1622 with a celebration of the pilgrim’s harvest. Pilgrims left England for religious freedom. They were Puritan purists and English violating laws. They formed the Mayflower Compact on board ship to establish our government based on civil consent rather than divine decree. Everyone had to submit to the laws by elected officials, which has evolved today as a democratic society.
DR. DAVID MURPHY ANKLE AND FOOT ASSOCIATES
Daniel Warren, November Programs Chairman, introduced Dr. David Murphy of Ankle and Foot Associates to present a program on the care of feet and ankles. A slide show with commentary was delivered of ankle and foot problems needing treatment. A person walks an average of 10,000 feet every day. The foot has 25% of a body’s bones leading to more use and breakdown. Sores, corns and calluses are caused by underlying bone problems. Athlete’s foot is caused by moisture in shoes. Warts are black seed virus’s requiring treatment by antibiotics and surgery. Nail fungus is treated but only 50% result successfully. Several other foot deformities such as spur in bottom of foot, heel spur have ligaments attached which requires antibiotics.
Stress fractures have no standard treatments. Hammer toes are surgically treated. Flat toes, no answer. Arthritis has better treatment replacements, now. Females have narrow shoes which creates problems.
Ankle sprains require mobility study. Diabetes situations are caused by apathetic patients. Open sores are common. Thirty million Americans have it but two thirds are undiagnosed. This will take most of health treatments in the future. Got a problem? See the Doc.
NOVEMBER YOUTH OF THE MONTH LAUREN ELISE CALLAHAN
Robbie Winn, Chairman of the Youth of the Month/Year Committee introduced Lauren, Senior Ware County High School as the November Youth of the Month. Lauren Elise Callahan is the daughter of Paul and Kim Callahan. She is the granddaughter of Lewis and Elise Bennett and Melton and Kay Callahan. She has a brother, JoJo. Lauren is ranked 13th of 362 Ware County High School seniors. When asked what she attributes her academic success, Lauren stated: “I am still striving to reach my goals but at this point in my life, I attribute my success to God first, my hard work and dedication, my family, educators at The Ware County School System, and my employer/mentors at Satilla Hospice. All of these sectors have helped play a part in who l am today.
Some of Lauren’s Honors and Activities at WCHS include:
- All “A” Honor Roll (K-12)
- Member of the 2015 State Champion Golf Team
- Medical Reserve Corp 2016-State Competition 2nd place and National Competition Top 40
- Medical Reserve Corp 2017-State Competition 2nd place
- Medical Reserve Corp 2017-National Competition
- Certified in several medical areas- CNA (Nursing Assistant Certification), EKG and CPR
- Certified in MOS- (Microsoft Office Specialist)
- Miss Ware County High School 2017- 2nd place
- Waycross Bank & Trust Junior Board 2017-18
- University of Georgia Certificate of Merit
- Waycross Okefenokee Lion’s Club Academic Honor’s Society
- Health Occupations Students of America-Ware Chapter President 2017-18 and V.P. 2016-17
- STEM Summer Internship Program
- Student Council (2014 to present)
- Beta (2015 to present)
- National Honor Society (2016 to present)
- Phi Theta Kappa (2017 to present)
- Varsity Golf (2014 to present)
- Varsity Football Cheerleading – 2017 Captain
- Varsity Competition Cheerleading (2015)
- Angel Tree Project
- American Red Cross Blood Drive
- Autism Awareness Day
- Go for the Gold-Pediatric Cancer Awareness
- Fight Like a Kid-Pediatric Cancer Awareness
- Maddie’s Mission
- Special Olympics
- Canned Food Drives
- Senior Safety Day
- PHIS Student Leader
- Hospice Satilla – July 2017 to present
- CNA – part time
On a personal note, Lauren is very passionate about helping others especially kids. She expressed the importance of nurturing the physical need as well as the mental need when working with patients.
Communicating and listening to her patients help build the relationship.
She stated that “sometimes you are all that they have”. After graduation from Ware County High School, Lauren plans to attend Mercer University to pursue a degree in the medical field and seek a career in pediatrics.