Our Next Rotary Speaker!
Betsey O’Brien – National Alliance on Mental Illness will address the Lake Wylie Rotary Club on Tuesday, November 18. Betsey is the President of NAMI Piedmont Tri-County, and the Director of Education.
Mental Illness is a reality that affects our community in profound ways. One in four adults or 25%, and 20% of youth ages 13 to 18 experience mental disorders in a given year. For ages 8 to 12 the estimate is 13%. So chances are some of your neighbors, employees, co-workers, family members and friends are struggling with mental illnesses like depression, anxiety disorders, bi-polar illness and schizophrenia. The good news is that they have a vibrant and active local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) that serves York, Lancaster, and Chester Counties. NAMI Piedmont Tri County offers free programs and support groups for family members and those living with mental illness. They also provide free education and training programs to law enforcement, businesses, and academic institutions in the tri-county region. Through these programs, they are working hard to remove the myths of mental illness and the stigma associated with these illnesses here in our community.
Mary Sieck, President Emeritus of LWRC, has been appointed the Assistant District Governor for Area 7 under Governor Thomas Faulkner (Rotary District 7750). In her new capacity, she recently visited the Winnsboro Rotary Club and met with the WRC Board of Directors to review the business of the club as part of this official visit.
The Lake Wylie Rotary Club recognized those members that were present for the 11-11 Meeting with a special pin. In receiving their recognition pin, our Veterans were asked to identify the branch of service, how many years of service, and a little about their experience.
The Lake Wylie Rotary Club would like to recognize those members that were voted as being the Best of Lake Wylie for 2014:
Mary Sieck, RinehartRealty