The Cub The Weekly Newsletter of the Oak Cliff Lions Club, the “Greatest Lions Club in all of Lions International!!” www.oakclifflions.org. We Serve. Issue November 27, 2013. This Week’s Recap…
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The Weekly Newsletter of the Oak Cliff Lions Club, the “Greatest Lions Club in all of Lions International!!”
Issue November 27, 2013
Don’t Miss Next Week!
Come and hear about The Promise House from Dr. Harriet Boorhem.
Sunshine & Care Report
Lion Irvin Gainer had surgery for bladder cancer and is assured they got everything. Lion Dick Lenzner’s wife had a full body scan that came in clear of her cancer too.
We had a lot to be thankful for this week and hope you were able to enjoy a long weekend with family and friends.
Dr. Harriet Boorhem was appointed President of Promise House in June 2001. Under her supervision, the agency has increased revenue from $2 million to $4.2 million through government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual giving; increased the number of clients served from 3,000 per year to over 7,300 teens and family members per year; and increased fundraising dollars from $250,000 in 2001 to over $1,000,000 in 2008. She successfully facilitated and completed the organization's strategic plan for years 2004 through 2007 ahead of schedule, and has maintained a 95 percent success rate on government grants submitted. In 2007, she guided the organization on a rebranding and public relations campaign, as well as the creation of a new strategic plan focusing on program growth and facility needs to support growth.
Harriet received her doctorate in family therapy in 1993 from Texas A&M University at Commerce. Prior to her employment with Promise House, she maintained a private practice in family therapy and supervision of therapists, taught as an adjunct professor at Texas Woman’s University in the Family Sciences Department and provided consultation to nonprofit organizations in clinical issues. Prior to being named president of Promise House, Harriet served the agency as clinical director.
For over 20 years, Harriet has lived in a historic district in Oak Cliff in a 90-year-old home. If her money is not going down the black hole of “This Old House”, it is going to her two beautiful daughters and two high-maintenance dogs. If she had more energy or time, she would love to sing in a rock band—which is probably why she relates so well to teens—she is one at heart.
About The Promise House
Promise House embraces homeless, runaway and at-risk teens, giving them needed support, encouragement and hope to live a better life. Our programs cover the vital needs of teens, including emergency shelter, transitional living, pregnant and parenting teen services, individual, group and family counseling, street outreach and educational intervention. Promise House is dedicated to providing the strength, stability and hope that teens need today to fulfill their promise for a healthy, productive and self-sufficient tomorrow. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open door 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to youth and families in crisis serving over 70,000 teens and families in North Texas.
Guests This Week
Lion Senada Rustic welcomed her daughter. District Governor Lion Darla Wisdom introduced Jean Farley. Lion JoAnn Holt Caussey hosted Juanita Brown, and I brought my three daughters – Bailey, Aubrey and Ellie.
Only two more programs in 2013, so start thinking about who you can invite to either enjoy one of our outstanding programs or become a potential member!
12/4/13 – Dr. Harriett Boorhem, The Promise House
12/11/13 – Bishop Dunne Gospel Choir
12/18/13 – Lion President Durhl Caussey has a surprizeprogram
12/25/13 – No Meeting
1/1/14 – No Meeting
3 – Dan Cunningham
4 – John Dodd
7 – Abigail Tupper
18 – Andrea Sanders
23 – Bobbi Smith
24 – Richard Buickerood, Tasie Semos
26 – Fawn Walker
28 – Shelby Starr
12/8/13 (Sun) “Spirit Group” along the West Loop for the Dallas Marathon
12/13/13 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic
12/19/13 (Thu) Holiday Party at Lion Diana Ezzell’s home
1/10/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic
1/18/14 (Sat) Mid-Winter Conference, Tyler Street UMC, sponsored by Oak Cliff Lions Club
2/14/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic 9/12/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic
3/14/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic 10/10/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic
4/11/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic 11/14/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic
5/9/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic 12/12/15 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic
6/13/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic
7/11/14 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic
8/8/15 (Fri) NDSM Vision Clinic