Chapter 012 - Temple, TX

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Lloyd Jeffries President, Visiting Chairman (512) 240-4243
Rick Whitney Vice President, Webmaster (254) 217-7763
Millie Henn Secretary, Newsletter Editor (254) 773-1557
Letty Rucker Treasurer (245) 933-2953



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  • February Newsletter

    Mended Hearts - Chapter 12 - Temple TX
    February 27, 2020 Meeting Notice
    Date: February 27, 2020
    Speaker: BS&W Heart Failure Team
    Program: Heart Failure
    Time: Program 6:30 pm
    Location: BS&W Center for diagnostic Medicine, 31st and Ave R, Temple TX, Rm 1715
    Social: 6:00 pm
    Members of the Baylor Scott & White Heart Failure Team will discuss heart failure symptoms and February is American Heart Month, and a good opportunity to attend a chapter meeting and invite a friend, neighbor or relative who would benefit from our education program and the support our Mended Hearts chapter provides. *********************************************************************************

    Chapter News and Update

    The chapter welcomed visitors Dean and Cindy Youngblood and Alan Lazarow to our January meeting and look forward to seeing them in February.

    Chapter 12 will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 2-4 pm in pm at BS&W in the Desk1H lobby. A representative from the Temple City Council will recognize our chapter with a proclamation, the Mended Hearts Southwest Regional Director will present a plaque from the MH national office and Dr. Michael will speak. Refreshments will be served. The hope is that many of the heart patients and families who have been touched by Mended Hearts over the last 40 years will come and help celebrate. Please plan to attend.

    Lloyd Jeffries and Millie Henn represented Chapter 12 on Saturday, February 8 at the BS&W AFIB program, will represent the chapter on February 29 at the Temple Day for Women event.

    The Kaisers have kindly volunteered to provide refreshments February.

    It is time to pay our local chapter dues which is $5.00 for and individual and $8.00 for a family. Dues can be submitted to the chapter treasurer.
    Visiting Team Report: January 2020 A new year is upon us and we are off to a good start. I have received many good comments from patients and the nursing staff about what a wonderful thing we are doing. The doctors too are very aware of our service and give their support 100%. Our patient visits are bringing “Hope and Compassion” to all we visit. The January visits equaled 92 which makes our YTD total 92.
    I am looking forward to working with this great visiting team.
    2020 Accredited Visiting team. (alphabetical) Tammy Craddock David Nix Millie Henn Paul Weis Susan Hollis Valerie Weis Lloyd Jeffries (Chairman) Rick Whitney
    Thank you, Chapter 12 MH visitors, for volunteering your time to such a worthy cause. The doctors, nurses and especially the patients and families are always affirming their appreciation for our team.
    Mended Hearts Cen-Tex Chapter 12
    January 23, 2020
    Meeting Minutes
    Mended Hearts Chapter 12 met Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., Room 1715 in the Baylor Scott& White Center for Diagnostic Medicine. At 6:30 p.m. following the social time, President Lloyd Jeffries introduced the speaker BS&W Cardiologist Dr. Reddy. Dr. Reddy thanked the group for the support they provide for heart patients and their families. Dr. Reddy spoke on types of treatment and procedures for aortic problems.
    The business meeting was called to order at 7:00 by President Lloyd Jeffries. He welcomed the members in attendance and introduced guests Dean and Cindy Youngblood and Alan Lazarow. They shared their heart stories. The October 24, 2019 minutes were approved. Treasurer Letty Rucker gave the financial report (report is attached). It was reported that the 2018 financial records were audited in December. Mrs. Rucker explained the new membership dues policy for Chapter 12. Individual dues are $5.00 and family dues are $8.00 for the year which runs from January to December.
    Mr. Jeffries reported that 1023 patient visits were made by the visiting team in 2019. He also updated the membership on Mended Hearts national events and future chapter 12 events. The national organization has begun collaboration with Aortic Hope, a national group of aorta patients. Locally, several cardiac surgeons have agreed to speak to our chapter in 2020. The membership is asked to suggest topics or other speakers. During February which is heart month, Chapter 12 will participate in an AFIB workshop on February 8 and Day for Women on February 29. On March 11, Chapter 12 will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a reception held at the Scott and White. Volunteer office will provide the refreshments and the marketing department is helping with publicity. The national office will send a plaque. Mr. Jeffries also shared that he has applied to become a Southwest Region Mended Hearts Assistant Regional Director.
    Mr. Jeffries thanked Margie and David Standin for providing the refreshments for tonight and he thanked Sam and Tracy Kaiser for hosting the Holiday Gathering in December.
    The 2020 officers were installed on December 14 during the Holiday Gathering by Southwest Regional Director Daniel Moravec. They are: President: Lloyd Jeffries; Vice President: Rick Whitney; Secretary: Millie Henn; Treasurer: Letty Rucker; Visiting Chair; Lloyd Jeffries.
    The Kaisers have volunteered to provide refreshments in February, the Ruckers will provide refreshments in March, the Jeffries in April and Tammy Craddock in May. Dave and Margie Standin won the drawing. The next meeting will be February 27, 2020. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m. M. Henn, Secretary
  • January Newsletter


    Mended Hearts - Chapter 12 - Temple Tx

    January 2020 Meeting Notice

    Date:                    January 23, 2020

    Speaker:               Baylor Scott and White Heart Surgeon

    Program:              Meet the Surgeon

    Time:                    Program 6:30 pm

    Location:              BS&W Center for diagnostic   Medicine, 31st and Ave R, Temple TX, 
                                 Rm 1715

    Social:                  6:00 pm



    Chapter News and Update

    • The Chapter’s Holiday Gathering was held December 14 at the home of Tracy and Sam Kaiser. 2020 officers were installed that evening by Daniel Moravec, Southwest Regional Director. We thank Tracy and Sam or welcoming us into their home and Daniel for making the trip to install the officers.
    • A pillow stuffing party was held October 17 at the home of Millie Henn. Nine chapter members attended and stuffed 127 pillows.  Thanks to all who help with this important project.  Another pillow party will be held in the new year.


    Chapter 12 Visiting Team Report                                                                                                                                             2019 Summary

    2019 was a very good year for the Mended Hearts accredited visitors’ team at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. The results are stated later in this report. I’m sad to say two of our accredited visitors stepped down this year but glad to say two new members stepped up and became accredited visitors.

    Our thanks and appreciation go to John Hasandras and Michelle Weller for all their volunteer time and efforts given to comforting heart patients through the years. We will see them at our regular meetings and continue with our friendship and support of them. As we go into 2020 we welcome to the visiting team, Tammy Craddock and Susan Hollas, two excellent volunteers for the visiting program. I also welcome back Millie Henn to our team after a long year of life challenges.

    This year will see a change in our relationship with BS&W as we improve communications.  I propose we encourage the formation of an “Hospital Advisory Committee” to help direct us to the needs of the hospital and patients. This will be discussed with hospital staff during the early months of this year.

    Total Visits for 2019 were: 1023

    The 2019 visits made by Accredited Visitors were (alphabetical):

    Name                         Visits         2019 
    Tammy Craddock           2 

    Millie Henn                     0

    Susan Hollas                  8

    Lloyd Jeffries                  220

    David Nix                        246

    Paul Weis &                    234

    Valerie Weis

    Michelle Weller               71

    Rick Whitney                   223

    Pillows:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   It was a labor of love that the members put into the pillows this year as was previous years. A warm thank you goes to all members supporting the pillow project in one way or another. I would mention names but believe you all feel as I do in that it is a team venture.                                                                                                                                                                                 I  appointed Rick Whitney as the chair for our pillows and he stepped up to the task quite willingly. Thank you, Rick.

    The total pillows placed with the hospital during 2019 was: 405

    Respectively submitted,

    Lloyd Jeffries

    Visiting Chair



    Mended Hearts Cen-Tex Chapter 12

                                                                                 October 24, 2019  Meeting Minutes                                                          



          Mended Hearts Chapter 12 met Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., Room 1715 in the Baylor Scott& White Center for Diagnostic Medicine.  At 6:30 p.m. following the social time, Vice President, Rick Whitney introduced the speaker Rocky Kelley from Cardio Visual. Cardio Visual, a heart health app, developed by cardiologist, provides information on procedures, treatment options and disease process. App can be placed on any cell phone. The business meeting was called to order at 7:00 by President Lloyd Jeffries with 17 members in attendance.  The September 2019 minutes were approved.  Treasurer Letty Rucker gave the financial report (report is attached).                                                                                        Mr. Jeffries reported for the visiting team.  To date, the team has made 827 visits in 2019.

        The slate for 2020 officers was presented:  President: Lloyd Jeffries; Vice President: Rick Whitney; Secretary:  Millie Henn; Treasurer: Letty Rucker; Visiting Chair; Lloyd Jeffries. The slate was accepted by acclamation.  Mr. Jeffries thanked the new officers for their willingness to serve and thanked Linda Morris for her long term service as secretary.

      The refreshments were provided by Millie Henn.    Dave and Margie Standin will provide the refreshments for January 2020.  The Kaisers volunteered for February and the Ruckers for March.   The annual Holiday Gathering at the Kaiser’s home Saturday, December the 14h at 6:30 p.m.  The 2020 officers will be installed at the gathering. There will be no regular chapter meetings in November and December due to the holidays.  The next meeting will be January 23, 2020. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

    Respectfully Submitted,                                                                                                                                                                               Millie Henn for Linda Morris, Secretary


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