Report of Central Regional Meeting

By Cathy Long, Capital City Chapter

May 2, 2015 was the date of our Central Regional Meeting. We met at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, in Enola, PA. A total of thirty-two individuals attended from the following chapters: Capital City (the host), York, Cumberland County Care and Share, and Lancaster Red Rose.

Our first speaker was Grady McMullen from the speaker’s Bureau of the Lions Club. He updated us on the Lions’ work at Beacon Lodge, and how the camp is changing. The camp is now serving veterans with disabilities and their families, as well as other disability groups. It also still serves people who are blind. The official camp name has been changed from Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind to Lions Beacon Lodge Camp.

We then heard from PCB President Tony Swartz and Director of Community Affairs, John Horst. President Swartz discussed the PCB Advocacy and Governmental Affairs challenge and encouraged chapters to participate. Mr. Horst updated us on the various meetings he has attended on PCB’s behalf.

After the noon meal, Marie Garvey from Apprise spoke to us about Medicare matters. She explained that Apprise works through all of Pennsylvania’s county offices on aging. The service assists people in understanding the many aspects of Medicare so that they can make appropriate choices for their needs.
Prior to ending the day, each chapter gave a report. Next year, Cumberland County Care and Share will host the Central Regional.

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