Contact your local SKIL office to get more information about this year’s Fishing Has No Boundaries “Whole Hog” Raffle. For a donation of $5.00 you can get your chance to win this fresh and farm raised hog. The event for the drawing is scheduled for mid June. The locker plant that will have the hog once it is ready will give a more exact date once it is delivered just after June 1st.
Support the Fishing Has No Boundaries event and get an amazing opportunity for a little taste of farm fresh pork. Register on the website at the donate button and mention HOG in the notes or contact any SKIL office for more information.
Southeast Kansas Fishing Has No Boundaries will be hosting its 11th Annual Fishing Event for anglers with disabilities on June 6 at Big Hill Lake in Labette County.
The SEK chapter, chaired by Shari Coatney, is offering opportunities to help sponsor activities that will include breakfast, lunch and a cook-out at the end of the day.
The original concept was developed by Bobby Cammack, a fishing guide in Hayward, Wis. In 1986, he broke his leg and discovered he had trouble pursuing his passion of fishing. Two years later he hosted a fishing event designed to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the great outdoors.
By Nancy G. Holman
SKIL’s own Melinda Wyan, of the Consumer-Ran Organization called CRO of Hope, was recently honored in the community for the care she extends to others. CRO is a mental health community support group operated by consumers. Wyan is part of CRO’s Leadership Staff.
The Labette Center for Mental Health Services (LCMHS) in Parsons accepted nominations for Wyan and a number of other compassionate people in the recent past, for the Center’s fifth annual Care and Compassion Awards. Each year, LCMHS gives awards to outstanding people in the area community who go beyond the norm to actively demonstrate concern to others.
Although Wyan did not receive an award herself, she and all other nominees were invited to the Awards Banquet at the Parsons VFW to honor their selfless efforts. Wyan and her husband Chris Wyan attended.
According to the person who nominated Wyan, she was considered for the award because she has taught the nominator how to advocate for himself and others, and goes out of her way to show outstanding concern.
“She has shown me compassion and care in my struggles to integrate into society,” the nominator wrote. “I have worked with this person for awhile now and have received care that I have not received in quite some time as a consumer. If I had a concern or question, I received a good response and help when needed. I nominate this person in my life. I am thankful to know her and want to show my appreciation to her.”
In confirming her nomination, LCMHS Executive Director Matthew Atteberry, LSCSW wrote in a letter to Wyan, “One person really can make a difference, and someone in your personal or professional life thinks that you are one of those people.”
The HCBS Serious Emotional Disturbance Transition Plan and proposed changes is open to public comment and feedback from 5/1/15 through 5/31/15. The draft proposal is summarized in this document and is posted on the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) website at www.kdads.ks.gov.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On April 30, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) officially announced that Northrop Grumman and PNC Bank have joined America's Disability Rights Museum on Wheels, the country's first disability rights mobile museum as tour partners.
America's Disability Rights Museum on Wheels (DRMW), an accessible self-contained motor vehicle, features interactive learning opportunities and emerging technologies. The mobile museum will kick off its cross-country tour June 8, 2015 in Charlotte, NC.
The DRMW provides a unique opportunity to learn the fascinating history of the disability rights movement.
It presents an eye-catching exhibit that invites the visitor to participate in hands-on learning about the disability civil rights movement and the technological innovation as a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).