Guest Luncheon Speakers

May 8, 2018

Lion Jeff Kincaid introduced our speaker Sarah Starke the founder of The DoodleBug Workshop. The organization has 60 volunteers and is servicing young people in 3 counties and currently has 170 students. The mission of the Workshop is to provide individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities an enriching environment to help them develop functional life skills. Sarah has partnered with many groups including Giving DuPage, the City of Wheaton, NWSRA, Turning Point and others.

The workshop helps them make small handmade items including toys, wall hangings and other things. Many of these items are sold to people and this helps offset the cost of the workshop. Volunteers include veterans who can help the kids learn basic work skills so that they can work on carpentry, machinery and other jobs. This helps them get basic jobs and earn a little money and learn to deal with people.

Sarah said that she is waiting to get official approval for her DoodleBug Workshop to become a registered not-for-profit organization. She said that most of the costs
associated with the group have been covered by her and some donations from people who want to help. She is looking for more volunteers who could spend some time teaching the kids how to do projects and interact with folks.

Sarah can be reached at 630-995-1328. Her email is doodlebugworkshop@gmail.com. You can see DoodleBug Workshop kids at work on their Facebook page.


May 22, 2018

Wheaton Lion Steve Maney introduced our fellow Wheaton Lion, Dr. Tracy Williams. Dr. Williams is the Executive Director of the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision located in Wheaton, IL. One of the other jobs Dr. Williams has is the vision director for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls. He started his presentation with some very nice words about Dorothy Troyer who passed away May 19th at CDH. Dorothy was a very active Wheaton Lion for many years and also was a worker for Spectrios for many years. She also served on their board. Dr. Williams said her loss was a very sad moment for everyone at Spectrios.

Dr. Williams then went over the time he spent in Arizona this spring working with the White Sox. He showed a number of photos of the various players, coaches and the team at play. He said that the team re-build has started and that there is some excellent talent within the new players but it will take some time for them to rock the stadium.

 


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