Notes from Monday’s Networking Meeting:

May 18, 2020                       5:30 – 6:30 pm

Goals

  • To serve those most in need due to the COVID19 pandemic.
  • To provide a networking opportunity for public and private entities serving those in need.

Overview of Discussion & Points for Follow-up

  • Elizabeth F reported the Chinook Food Bank needs canned food donations.  They are serving 90, twice monthly.  Food vouchers are also welcome.
  • Elly reported it is very likely a summer program will replace the bus food deliveries happening now.  Details are typically not announced until right before it begins.
  • Elly reported she still has a small supply of gift cards to give families in need.  These came from the Village Club and Peninsula Poverty Response.
  • Nansen noted CCAP is working on the Homeless Shower problem.
  • Anecdotally, several noted an increase in homeless people spotted in Long Beach.
  • Nansen reported the Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation is funding Covid-specific equipment for the hospital at about $100K.  The hospital is doing well with no overnight cases at this time.
  • Nansen also shared the CCAP grants have gotten a good response and they are currently interviewing respondents.
  • Elizabeth L reported that Willapa Behavioral Health is doing about 75% Tele-Health right now and also has staff working in the community.  They recently got a grant for 200 phones to distribute to clients.  WBH will soon be offering primary care services!
  • Discussion regarding phones, the need for them and there always being a need for renewal minutes.  Elly will do some research and get back to us on what kind/company.
  • The loss of Gwen Meyer as a provider has a significant impact on the Naselle Clinic.  2 new providersare coming online; one to replace Gwen and one floating.  The clinic remodel will be complete in Spring of 2021.
  • Discussion about the difficulty for people from all socio-economic levels to establish care with a provider; 4-7 months on average.  This leaves many in the position of bouncing around urgent care.
  • Dennis asked whether child care was reopening as adults were returning to jobs.  Anecdotally, one Long Beach child care has reopened.
  • The County has opened beach approaches effective today that will close for the July 4 weekend.  Extreme concerns were expressed over this; that fireworks will be set off in neighborhoods and the fire departments won’t be able to keep up.  It was suggested that all those with concerns contact their city and county officials as this aspect of closing the beach may not have been part of the decision making.
  • There was also concern that dumpsters would not be provided if the approaches are closed.  Keleigh will follow-up with Shelly on this.
  • Ocean Beach Hospital re-opens June 1st (limited).
How can we coe closer together when we are asked to stay apart?

This Week's participants

  • Keleigh Schwartz, Rotary, SPC Humane Society
  • Dennis Long, Rotary, PCFD1
  • Meg Parsons, Rotary
  • Monica Sicard, Rotary
  • Nancy McAllister, Rotary, PPR, Wellspring, Rebuilding Together
  • Elly Rosaire, Ocean Beach School District
  • Pastor Anna Haugen, Chinook Lutheran Church
  • Elizabeth Limbocker, Willapa Behavioral Health
  • Elizabeth Flanders, St Vincent De Paul
  • Lanie Karvia, PCFD1
  • Nansen Malin, CCAP, Hospital Foundation, +

ALL: Please complete BOTH TABS of the google sheet:  ROSTER and Services by Org:  Covid Response Collaborators – Hosted by Peninsula Rotary

Actions

  • ALL:  Please share the Google invitation, or the info in the calendar, to invite resource providers, those working with groups of residents. OR send your invite requests to beachdogkeleigh@me.com.
  • ALL: If you have documents you would like to share with this group, please send to beachdogkeleigh@me.com until we have a shared drive set up.  Thank you.

Calendar

Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm, until further notice
Ask any of the participants for Zoom information else email beachdogkeleigh@me.com.

You are invited to join us for any of our Rotary Zoom meetings, held Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Programs are interesting and we’d love to get to know you better!  Ask any Rotarian for access information.