Saturday, March 5, 2011

Our 1st Meeting was a Success!

I am super pleased to share the news that we had 5 wonderful families join us for our first meeting.  Thank you all for showing up and sharing!  I look forward to our next meeting when hopefully we will see more new faces!

We decided that meeting quarterly was what would work best for all the families who attended so our next meeting will be at the end of May before everyone leaves town for summer vacation.  I also talked about needing parent volunteers to help run things and was very pleasantly suprised to find out that almost all of the parents were interested in volunteering at least a few hours a month to get us up and running.  Thank you for the support everyone!

JDRF offers a really neat back pack full of goodies for type 1's and most of you did not know that so I am telling you now if you have not recieved a 'Bag of Hope' from them please contact JDRF in Denver and get one!  Who doesn't like shwag?!  The bag is full of information and has a suprise for you type 1 kids and it even has an insulated pocket for your insulin suplies.

Mentoring seems to be a big hit and we want to encourage that so we will be working to get those who would like to have a mentor set up as soon as possible.  JDRF offers a great program for mentoring and we will be utilizing it as much as possible.  If you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee please let us know with an email.  Along side this we think it would be great to get some type 1 teens and young adults who would be interested Red Cross certified to baby sit and share the list with all type 1 parents because it's always nice to have someone you can feel comfortable with watching  your child and what young person would not want to make a little extra money?

Finally, I just want to say thank you for keeping an eye on the blog and if you would like to comment or email please do so. If you were not able to make this meeting we will have other meetings and events and we look forward to meeting you.

Have a great day!
Summer Turner & Family
Creators of Diabetes Counts Network Group
Inspired by JDRF and Caid Turner

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