Since our last report to the TRIO National Board our local chapter has continued its various donor awareness and support activities in Southern California.
Last week we lost our long time friend and TRIO VCWV Chapter member George Miller. George was a 16 year liver transplant recipient who succumbed to the effects of going on dialysis due to his need for a kidney transplant. George had served on the chapter board of directors and ran our first Saturday of each month. We currently hold two separate meeting’s every a month. The Ventura Saturday Morning Breakfast meeting which will continue to be run by Lucille Miller as well as a Saturday morning support meeting held on the third Saturday of each month and hosted by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills, CA.
As in the past, we continue to work closely with the major transplant centers in Los Angeles which include UCLA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USC and Saint Vincent’s Medical Center. Our local TRIO Chapter remains active in One Legacy, our local Organ Procurement Organization. TRIO VCWV Chapter members continue to volunteer to visit the local DMV office on a monthly basis in order to keep training the staff on transplant issues. We are continuing to be a Contributing Sponsor of the yearly Donate life Rose Parade Float for January, 2015.
This year TRIO VCWV Chapter volunteered to host the September 19-20, 2014, National Board of Director’s meeting and Educational Summit in Los Angeles, CA. We are currently completing our plans for the event and the membership will shortly receive an on-line application form to register for this event.
As an active TRIO chapter, we are looking forward to a continued increase in our membership and influence within the transplant community through the end of 2014 and beyond.
TRIO Ventura County West Valley Chapter
TRIO VCWV Chapter Closes Monthly Support Meeting at Baxter Health, Westlake Village, CA New TRIO VCWV Chapter Support Meeting Location, Day and Time Announced for the Third Saturday Morning of Each Month
The Board of Directors of TRIO VCWV Chapter announced today that our scheduled Friday meetings held at Baxter Health in Westlake Village, CA will be moved to a Saturday morning support meeting at Jerry’s Famous Deli, i21857 Ventura Blvd, Woodland hills, CA 91364. The Board of Directors decided to make the decision to change our meeting location, day of the meeting and time due to the difficulty of many of our members attending a meeting on a Friday night and the traffic conditions.
Our first meeting will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Park behind the restaurant in the large open parking lot (backs to a shopping center). I will, next week, e-mail directions to the meeting and announcing our quest speaker.
Any question, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 818-309-7919.
Ron Taubman, President
TRIO VCWV Chapter
Kidney Pancreas Transplant Recipient UCLA 7-3-01
Second Kidney Transplant Recipient University of Arizona 3-2-10