Report of Central Regional Meeting

By Cathy Long


The York Chapter hosted the 2014 Central Regional on Saturday, April 26. We met at a very nice restaurant. Braille and large print agendas for the meeting were available, and each person received a crocheted tea pot. There were 32 individuals attending.


On behalf of PCB, Tony Swartz, President, and John Horst, Executive Director, each spoke to the group. Sherri Dolheimer talked briefly about her efforts as a personal life coach, specifically helping people who have ADHD. Tony Heath, an employee of the York County Blind Center, spoke to us about diabetes management. He gave us a thumbnail sketch of what causes it and how to manage it. Perfectly timed, this presentation followed a very hearty meal, resplendent with carbohydrates and sugar. Chapter reports were then given from Capital City, Cumberland County Care and Share, Red Rose, and York.


The last item on the agenda was a 50/50 auction. Prizes were wrapped, and Rodger Simmons acted as auctioneer. His wife, Bobby, did her best to guess and describe the wrapped gifts. Although people seemed reluctant to bid on unknown items, $117 was raised with $58.50 (50% of the take) going to PCB. We laughed quite a bit during the auction, especially when Bobby wanted to bid on something, and her husband tried to talk her out of it or ask for higher bids. We all left still full from the meal with smiles on our faces. Good job, York County. Capital City Chapter will host next year’s Central Regional.

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