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Introducing myself and my journal: I am the Difference

About Me:
I live on the north coast of Oregon. I retired after 31 years with a local government. I work part-time for a community college helping people with workforce education. I am an active community member with interests in personal and community emergency preparedness. I coordinate the Seaside Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the fire department. I am also a member of the Rotary Club of Seaside. I am also a family educator and advocate for those who have someone with a serious brain (mental) illness in their family or circle of friends. I traveled to China in 2001 with a People to People Ambassador Program delegation relating to mental health. In November 2009, I traveled to Benin, W. Africa as part of a Rotary delegation. We attended a Rotary project fair, visited local Rotary projects and spent an afternoon immunizing children under 5 years old for polio prevention.

My Passions:
Mental Illness Awareness, Championing the Silver Ribbon awareness ribbon for brain illnesses and injuries, and being an active Rotarian

My Challenges:
Organizing my surrounding for a workable home office

My Vision for the Future:
A world free of polio and knowing that I have made a difference in the world.

My Areas of Expertise:
Mental illness advocacy from the family perspective; community emergency preparedness; making a difference through Rotary International.


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Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


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You are welcome

Hello Friend,

You are welcome to Pulse Wire online community of concerned minds. It is of great pleasure to have you here and we expect to learn so much from you as you will also learn from others through the various features on world pulse. Look forward to hear more from you.



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