28 Jun

Summer News and Volunteer Opportunities

2012-13 Dues

Dues may be sent to Kathy Dilworth for now until we find a replacement Treasurer. $30 per Alumnae chapter or $15 Individual. Kathy’s address is 3641 Cherry Bluff Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32312. Hint: We are still seeking officers, so if you are willing to serve, we’d like to hear from you as well. :)

Volunteer Opportunities

Boys Town (Dena Strickland, Dev. Dir. email address:  dena.strickland@boystown.org(850) 575-6422

They need help setting up before an event at 10am on July 19th at Mission San Luis, help with decorations, layout, set up and clean up needs for the Annual Awards banquet.

Women for FSU (Contact Lisa Wheeler Futch 561-212-1817)

Women for FSU is looking for mentors!! To be a mentor for Women for FSU, you just need to send a bio to lfutch@fsu.edu (Lisa Futch- Theta Delegate) and we would post it online. Then collegiate women can email you asking for advice. Right now we are still in the beginning stages, so you would not be bombarded by tons of emails. I believe that most of the mentors have only had 1 email since their bio was posted. Eventually, we will grow and have more mentors, and the bios would be divided up into categories. Let me know if you are interested!  While writing your bio, focus on the things you would like the girls to email you about. Here are some examples of other bios: https://one.fsu.edu/community/sslpage.aspx?pid=3139.

From Rachel Pienta:
Our Wakulla Chamber and our county Emergency Management folks have been working to address needs post Debby around Wakulla.
I also received the attached request last night from a local preschool teacher – Alice wants to help a family at her school that lost everything.
Alice’s husband works in Tallahassee too so a pick up/drop off situation can probably be worked out if you live outside the county. Alice’s number is included on the attachment.
The Red Cross is busy in our county doing damage assessment. The water rescues seem to be over!!  The Red Cross has a shelter open. Last night, I took over toys and movies for the kids and some towels so people could finally take showers.  Organizing towel delivery caused a minor crisis – who knew? (and Dave would not let me give away  ALL our own house towels, can’t imagine why not!)
I’ve been told the Red Cross is organizing mobile feeding in impacted areas starting today. And they are going to give out comfort kits too — toiletries and special cleaning “wipes” etc. The Salvation Army has already been in Sopchoppy with food.
There’ve been a lot of individual stories – like the family with a child with recent skin grafts (a burn victim, unrelated to Debby) that had to evacuate.  They need special care for the new skin and they had pets to be sheltered too.  Turns out the pets’ shots were not up to date either so local community members stepped up to assist – helping to get the shots and boarding taken care of. The Shriners and local hotel owner Niraj Patel collaborated to provide accommodations suitable for a family with special medical needs.
And the following message came out from Chamber “super staffer” Petra this morning  – she has been a trooper, working all kinds of hours above and beyond the call of duty and handling the stress of detours on her own flooded road and her flooded vegetable garden while taking care of the rest of the county:
Dear members:

Here is a link to update on tropical Storm Debby. http://wakullacountychamber.com/2012/06/28/updates-on-tropical-storm-debby-june-28-2012/  and also attached is a list of numbers to call in regards to downed trees, sink holes, debris removal etc.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to contact the Wakulla County Emergency Management to report damages, regardless if they require assistance.  This information will be utilized in determining the needs for federal disaster and/or non-profit organization assistance. Please see the documents for details and additional road closures.

It has also come to our attention that there is a great need for clothing as many families had to leave their flooded homes. We will share information with you as it becomes available through the Red Cross and Emergency Management.
Thank you!

Petra Shuff
Office Administrator
Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 598/23 High Dr.
Crawfordville, FL 32326
Phone (850) 926.1848