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Southwest Chapter 136 – Eastern Missouri Council – Council President Judy Herbst’s Husband Passed Away

Harry “Glen” Herbst
He was a member of St. Louis Family Church, a Board of Director Emeritus at Pond Athletic Association, retired Associate Engineer at Lucent Technologies/AT&T/Western Electric, cherished youth baseball and softball coach, a Mineral Area College Alumnus, proud Vietnam Veteran, and a devoted Kentucky Wildcat fan.

Beloved husband to Judy Herbst of Wildwood, Missouri; loving father of Dionna (Austin) Helfers of Labadie, Missouri; Todd (Tanya) Norman of Cape Coral, Florida; Lora (Monty) Duke of Wingo, Kentucky; dear brother of Mary (Terry) Mabery of Highland, Illinois; brother-in-law to Larry Richard of Town and Country, Missouri; Tammy (Jerry) Hall of Sarasota, Kentucky; loving Papa Glen to 8 grandchildren: Ryan (Brandi) Duke, Lindsay (Matt) Ross, Alex Carollo, Marcus Norman, Brody Norman, William Helfers, Addison Helfers, Carson Helfers; 7 great grandchildren: Levi Frizzell, Abigail Frizzell, Jonah Duke, Georgia Duke, Hannah Ross, Paige Ross, Kyle Ross; uncle to Tanner Hall of Sarasota, Kentucky; Tyler Hall of Wingo, Kentucky; Shelley (Chris) Ball of Valparaiso, Indiana; Brett Mabery of York, Nebraska; great uncle to Michael (Romi) Ball of Summerville, South Carolina; Brandon Ball of Summerville, South Carolina; Bryce, Payton and Juliana Ball of Valparaiso, Indiana, Cousin to many, a loving “Papa Glen” and friend to everyone he met. He was the proud son of the late Earl and Irene Herbst.

Services at St. Louis Family Church, Chesterfield, Missouri, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the youth baseball and softball program at Pond Athletic Association, P.O. Box 111, Wildwood, MO 63040. Visitation at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Missouri, Monday, September 28, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Pond Athletic Association in Wildwood, Missouri.

Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory
14960 Manchester Road
Holloway, Ballwin, Missouri

Submitted by New Outlook Region Director Elaine Housley

Atlantic Coast Chapter 133 Food Bank Project

Mission Lexington Food Bank

L to R Pioneers Don and Anne Mellen with Mission Lexington, SC director of the Mission Lexington food bank, Lauren Palkowski

Pioneers Anne and her husband Don (both retirees of Bell Labs) are working independently in Lexington making a donation to the Mission Lexington Food Bank. There is no pioneer council or club located close to Lexington, SC, so they are working through the Atlantic Coast Chapter 133. Anne and Don both retired from the Bell Labs in NJ and they have retired to their home in Lexington, SC.

Mission Lexington Food Bank
Mission Lexington has been meeting the needs of Lexington County, SC residents in crisis. Originally founded in 1978, Mission Lexington today is the hub of care for Lexington County, assisting families and individuals with life essentials, resources, and guidance. We meet over 35,000 needs in Lexington County each year. Our partner network includes local businesses and government agencies, corporations, organizations individuals and more than 50 member churches who sustain our vision daily. Today we offer a thriving thrift store, food pantry, donation center, and social services and guidance.

Submitted by Pioneers Anne and Don Mellen

Santa Goodwill Tour 2020 – Omaha, NE

What is a Santa Goodwill Tour?
Since 1985 civic organization members, as well as like-minded, adventurous people from all over the US and Canada have been traveling internationally, and have visited almost every continent! They stay in superb accommodations, are fascinated by the interesting commentary of the cities’ best guides, and thoroughly enjoy camaraderie with great travelers. During their time abroad, a goodwill visit is prearranged, such as to a home for the blind, aged, orphanages, a hospital – and the party begins! Wearing festive colorful “Santa” costumes during the goodwill visits travelers spend time with locals in need, making for a very special experience. Between the elegant hotels, best guides, incredible sightseeing, marvelous destinations, quality spas and more–a truly wonderful and memorable experience is had by all!

With over 100 years of combined experience in designing and operating travel for Americans to destinations around the globe, the professionals of InConTra, Inc., are pleased to present our Santa Goodwill Tours and Customer Designed Tours. Our programs embody our philosophy of providing a meaningful travel experience, in which intercultural exchanges go beyond traditional sightseeing programs. Our founder and President was a pioneer in opening China to tour groups from the United States, and we continue this innovative spirit today.

On our Santa Goodwill Tours, which have been operating for over 20 years, travelers visit orphanages, homes for the aged and other facilities for the needy, bringing joy to the residents and themselves and spreading a unique brand of North American hospitality. Many participants in the Goodwill Tours have become part of our family, traveling with us year after year, and we welcome new members to the Santa family yearly.

InConTra is pleased to provide travel for service-oriented groups like Kiwanis, TeleCom Pioneers, and other companies and organizations. We tailor every element in the itinerary to match your requirements.

We invite you to join us in exploring our world!

More information about the Pioneers Goodwill Tours may be found at this link

Submitted by New Outlook Region Directors – Elaine Housley and Fred Solomon

Crossroads Chapter 135 – Burlie Club Pioneers

HELPING HANDS Medical Equipment Ministry – Peace United Methodist Church
Volunteer Hours & Information
2019 and January 1 – June 30, 2020

• Total families served 3,381
(includes deliveries, pick-ups, and pick up of equipment at the church)
• Coordinator Volunteer Hours: 1960 (averaged 40 hours a week/49 weeks)
• Approximate hours given by other volunteers in HH Ministry: 5,000 – 6,000
(*See info below for “other volunteers”)

Families served before shutdown:
January 333
February 268
March 139 (thru 12th)
Shut-down due to Covid 19 virus – March 12 thru May 31
During closing we continued setting equipment outside for pick-up at the church which was requested by physical therapist, nurses, social workers
and a few folks that call the church and a few of our Peace family
Equipment was put outside the west entry doors with names attached. Paperwork completed for file, but not signed. No personal contact.

During that time 6 hospital beds were picked up at Peace. (our men and those picking up all wearing masks)

Families served during shutdown:
March 50 (March 16-31)
April 49
May 70

Reopened June 1: (2 to 3 truck runs only and only if absolutely couldn’t pick up
or drop off at Peace)

Families served after reopening:
June 249

Total families served January 1 thru June 30, 2020 – 1158
(Approximately 1690 during same time in 2019)

2020 Coordinator Volunteer Hours
January 1 through March 12: (11 weeks-open) 275 hours
March 12 – April 30: (7 weeks) (shut down) 84 hours
May: (shut down) 48 hours
June (partially open) (4 weeks) 100 hours

Total volunteer hours January – June 2020 507 hours

Important Fact! Beginning last fall, we added a volunteer helper each weekday morning to help get equipment marked and out for pick-up, getting small equipment ready for truck runs, spray dropped off equipment and move inside for scrubbing, legs back on cleaned equipment, check equipment for needed repair, etc. (cut coordinator weekday morning hours at the church in half!)

*All Other Helping Hands Ministry Volunteers
(Coordinator hours not included in figures below)

Approximate hours given by other volunteers in the ministry:
• Scrubbers (6 ladies/4 scrub a week) 3 to 3 ½ hours each = 12 to 14 hours weekly
• Call receivers (5 persons each week) 4-5 hours weekly = 20 – 25 hours weekly
• Weekday morning helpers (5 persons each week) 2 – 2 ½ each = 10 – 12 ½ hours weekly
• Repair small equipment. 2-3 hours weekly
• Truck Drivers (2 drivers each day/5 days each week) 5 – 7 hours each = 50-70 hours weekly
• Cleaning beds, mattresses, lifts -& bed repair – 5 1/2-6 1/2 hours weekly
• Office staff – unknown

Average weekly hours by other volunteers:
(at least 5 truck runs a week)
Volunteers weekly hours: 99 ½ to 131

Average annual other volunteer hours (49 weeks): 4875 ½ to 6,419

Reopened partially, June 1 and planning to continue to the end of 2020 or
until vaccine is developed, approved and distributed
• Pick up at church encouraged by all equipment requests
• Drop off at church encouraged by all equipment donations and returns; all sprayed with Selectrocide before taking into building
• Everything outside for pickup – no paperwork (to avoid spreading of virus)
• Hospital beds – encouraged to pick up at Peace
• Call receivers get calls each day
• Scrubbers began Monday cleaning June 1 (wear masks/social distancing – no more than 4 each Monday) (Cleaned June 1 & 2 to catch up then each Monday)
• Truck Runs:
o Pick up equipment including hospital beds that could be left on porch, driveway, in garage, etc.
o Only going inside homes to set up or repair hospital beds when they had no family to assist putting together, or to pick up as needed.
o Drivers wear masks and gloves/people in homes wear mask and observe distance guidelines
o Equipment sprayed with Selectrocide (which kills the virus) when picked up and when dropped off before going inside church buildings
o Half of our drivers are not comfortable going out on runs or into homes, so truck delivery/pickup limited.

Summited by Elaine Housley Director for Linda Hottle