MAN, W.Va. — Remembering those who served and gave all for our great country, START (Seniors Taking Active Rolls Today) met for their meeting May 26, 2016 at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church. Tables were decorated with red/white checked covers, white placemats and red and blue napkins. Each table held a wooden box painted as a rustic American flag with miniature American Flags proudly waving.
All those attending were asked to name any family member, friend who had paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Guests were welcomed, the blessing was given and the guests led members to the buffet.
A program was presented by Healthy Logan County on Hands Only CPR. Charles Collins, Vista Worker and Instructor for Marshall University in prevention of diabetics, chronic diabetics and chronic diseases, was joined by Dana Wright, West Virginia University Extension Agent to present an instructional video and hands-on practice. Ms. Wright, Mr. Collins, and Elizabeth Tackett, Librarian of Buffalo Creek Memorial Library and Healthy Logan County member, demonstrated the correct technique needed to save lives using practice mannequins.
Members learned that the first step in CPR is to call 911, either someone else at the scene or yourself before beginning. Then you keep making the 2-inch compression on the breastbone until EMS arrives to take over. Ninety five percent of those receiving CPR in the beginning of a stroke, heart attack, or accident are known to survive.
Minutes of the April meeting were received and there was no treasurer’s report. Members and guests won door prizes, including a large basket donated by Ron Lemon from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
Under the direction of Frank and Elaine Thompson, members of START took part in Nation Red Nose Day. This raises tens of millions of dollars to help fight kid poverty in America and the world.
Attending the meeting were Elaine Thompson, Frank Thompson, JoAnne Hensley, Gretchen Donahue, Elmer Jeffery Jr., Lounice Jeffery, Lou Arnold, Jane Grimmett, Donna McNeely, Bill McNeely, Betty Gentry, Maxine Justice, Patty Stowers, Donna Thibault, Betty Gentry, Pebble Vance, Arthur Brunty, Barbara Brunty, Elizabeth Tackett, Joan Thompson, Mae Osborne, Edison Adkins, Cherri Adkins, George Doczi, Pat White, Peggy Heatherman, Jim Blevins, Zettie Brown and Shirley Brown.
START will be meeting Thursday, June 23, at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church in South Man.