Dear Fellow Client Coalition Members & Friends,
THE CHEESE IS MOVING AGAIN! THE CHEESE IS MOVING AGAIN! THE CHEESE IS MOVING AGAIN!
As I write this message to you my mind is so full of changes for the “NEW YEAR!” Things have been so strained with the “Integrating of the Departments” that we have had little time to think of anything else. At this point in time it doesn’t look like things will be SLOWING DOWN in the near future, so we will have to stay on top of things so that we can advocate to protect our rights. We sure have to keep on our toes!
Now let’s see where we are going from here. I can assure you that the Los Angeles County Client Coalition will make a firm stand for the rights and care of the OUR Mental Health Community. Our next January General Meeting, will be held at the California Endowment Center, the place where we hold our Annual Innovations Conference. If you have been there you know what a beautiful and comfortable place that it is. Plenty of room with comfortable and accessible Rest Rooms. The location is ultimately convenient for transportation with Union Station just a block away, with trains and buses coming from all over the county to this main location. And should you need one, the elevators WORK!
PLEASE DON’T FORGET ABOUT “YOUR” ADVOCACY COMMITTEE TOO!
NEW ADVOCACY COMMITTEE ~ We as a Coalition are in great need of an Advocacy Committee TO ASSIST Marilyn Cross, your new Advocacy Chair, to keep us abreast of all of these proposals and all of the Senate & Assembly Bills that have an effect on our lives and services as Consumers. It has been a WAKE ~ UP CALL for us. We will add any information to this Newsletter, emails and our Website as soon as it becomes available to us. I want each and every one to take this opportunity to become a part of this COMMITTEE TO SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF AND ALL CONSUMERS! HELP US TO HELP YOU, AND YOU DO YOUR PART!
“NOTHING ABOUT US ~ WITHOUT US! AND NOW WITHOUT YOU!”
With the New Year coming we can only BELIEVE that things will be better. I’LL be looking for that Rainbow! If you hear of one or see one call me right away! I’LL BE THERE IN A NEW YORK MINUTE!
I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL OF YOU! When I accepted this job as the “Chair” now referred to as “President,” it was my dream to ease the membership into a more active role. I didn’t for see the Illustrious County Board of Supervisors helping me! They certainly have given “US” a very harsh wake ~ up call! I am truly very happy that “WE” do have representation on the “IAB” (Integrating Advisory Board). We have to keep our “VOICE & PRESENCE” known.
I can’t believe that I was resisting the Endowment Center, which I think is a fabulous place. The one thing that I don’t believe should be your’s or mine reason for attending any meeting is for the FOOD!
We have recently been blessed a Caterer that has pleased us with everything that they bring which fits our Budget, and the quality and taste is beyond belief! As of this writing I’ve been assured it will not be a problem!
LACCC VOTING MEMBERS
As I hope you remember from the published beginnings of (LACCC) also known as “THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CLIENT COALITION”, “BY-LAWS AND POLICIES & PROCEDURES”, anyone wishing to become a Voting Member of the LACCC must attend 4 (four) consecutive General Meetings. Well, we have a list of bonified LACCC VOTING MEMBERS! The LACCC Executive Committee has been hard at work preparing folders for New Members to be presented at the December meeting. We have been going by the “ATTENDANCE SIGN-IN SHEETS” so I hope you did sign in if you are interested in being a Voting Member of the LACCC. Signing in is your responsibility!
We have a wonderful Website which we haven’t been using it to it’s fullest. I will take the responsibility for that and I apologize for it. I BELIEVE the NEW YEAR will bring us many, many changes. I want to keep you all informed, so look to our website for all-important information. As soon as I have any new information, I will pass it on to Sandra, our faithful website manager, so that she can get it put up on the website.
Go to www.lacclientcoalition.org
NEW YEAR 2016
We have to adjust to a few changes at this time but “I believe it will be a benefit to us in the long run. So let’s run with it! I’ll believe for you until you believe it too!” The year 2015 is fast coming to a close with the year 2016 fast on its tail! Have you asked yourself, “How and where do I fit into the Los Angeles County Client Coalition? We have so many openings for people to become members of the different committees. If you become a member of one of the committees, you will get to know many of the other members on a more personal level. I know that from personal experience. Why not give it a try? We will have sign-up sheets at our December meeting, so please give it a thought!
In the meantime, let me take this time to wish each and every one of you a very happy holiday season to you and yours! Love to you all!
P.S. I just realized that I forgot to mention the prayer before lunch. I want it to be all-inclusive, so if you wish to make a contribution from your heritage of belief, please let me know by email or phone. I want to hear from you! Nothing about us, without you!
From “YOUR LACCC Executive Committee,” & Betty Dandino, “YOUR LACCC, Chair”.