NOVATO ADVANCE - WEEK OF JUNE 21, 2017
FEATURED STORY: Donation to St. Vincent School for Boys Residential Homes Improvement
By Cari Lynn Pace
St. Vincent’s School for Boys has been a San Rafael landmark since 1855 when Timothy Murphy donated land to build the center. You can glimpse the beautiful tall spires of the church fronting the property beyond the cow pastures and eucalyptus trees west of 101.
St. Vincent’s is a high-level non-profit treatment center. They house abused and neglected boys ages 7 to 17 who have been referred by the Bay Area’s social services departments. The facility is the boys’ healing place, offering schooling, counseling support, and a welcoming home for its 50 young residents.
“St. Vincent’s goal is to restore a boy’s family situation wherever possible,” says Kent Eagleson, the Director. “We provide adult counseling and help to his caregivers to achieve a reuniting into his home.”
St. Vincent’s is the only residential youth treatment center in Marin. The housing for 50 boys is in need of repair.
The Marin Republican Women, a group of 155 members (including men), tirelessly raised funds to support the refurbishing of the boys’ residences. At their June monthly meeting, President Faye Bourret presented Eagleson with the membership’s gift totaling $10,000.
“I’m so grateful for your donation,” said Eagleson “particularly since we have a matching grant from our private donors. Your $10,000 has given us $20,000 to get our project underway. It’s a wonderful start.”
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Marin Republican Women Federated
We are currently on Summer break. The next Luncheon Meeting will take place Wednesday, September 27th
11:30am – 1:30pm
The Club Restaurant, McInnis Park, 350 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael
September 27th Double-Header
Allison Olson, CFRW Legislative Advocate
Topic: What are they up to now? Jerry Brown and the California Legislature
Steven Bailey, 2018 Candidate for California Attorney GeneralTopic: Why I am running for Attorney General
October 18th Speaker
John Cox, Republican Candidate for California Governor 2018
Topic: What are the top issues and my plans in this campaign for California Governor?
November 15th Speaker
Joanie Greggains, the Bay Area’s noted Health and Fitness expert
Topic: Here’s how to get started - Improving your physical wellbeing for life
Joanne Dufficy, 1st VP Programs and Kit Mitchell-Ball, Programs Committee
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