People’s column

Chautauqua hopes high for 2020


Now that the 2019 season is in the record books, this letter expresses my opinion of the Chautauqua Institution programming. Much progress has been made in having presentations that present another side of the issue. Many people attend Chautauqua to learn about the topic, including all aspects of it. Ideally, as people return home, they leave with a broader understanding of an issue.

With the addition of the Men’s Club putting on presentations along with the institution’s staff work, the 2020 programing will continue improving. Exciting times are ahead.



Answered call

brings surprise


In the summer, I received a phone call from a private number. I normally do not answer those, but I did this time. What a surprise!

It was Catharine Young. We had a nice talk. She told me that I was a good advocate and to keep up the good work.

She wished me happy 50th birthday! That was very special to me since I have known her since 2013, where I got her to come to The Resource Center. It was an honor to speak with her. I will cherish that moment forever.


The Resource Center self advocate of 2016

and Western Region 2016 Advocate of the Year


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