The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Adams-Buchanan as its Executive Director. Julie has had the position of coordinator of volunteer services at the Center for the past six years, interviewing prospective clients and overseeing the hundreds of volunteers who provide transportation and other help for seniors.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors I am delighted to welcome Julie as our new Executive Director,” said Board President Art Gunlicks. “She brings a great deal of experience in the area of volunteer services and is enthusiastic about the Shepherd’s Center and the people we serve. We look forward to her leadership in the years ahead.”
One of our wonderful volunteer teachers (and past president and board member) was featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch this last Saturday. We love Bill Blake, who has written The Shepherd’s Center a couple of his great songs (one of which we have on video – to be posted at a later date – grin!). Take a look at the article:
One of our volunteer drivers sent the video above to me – Thanks Jack! It reminds me a lot of our own volunteers who give their time and gas to do what is right – to help their neighbors. It’s such an easy way to give back to your community. Call us today to find out more – 804-355-7282.
On Monday, April 7th at St. Luke Lutheran Church – The topic & speaker will be as follows: The Battle of Payne’s Farm…November 27, 1863. Speaker, Paul Sacra, hospital administrator. This is a change.
The spring edition of the “Gray Matters” newsletter and the spring class schedule are available now online.
Click here to read the spring edition of Gray Matters.
Click here to see and print the class schedule for spring Open University.
Hope you saw the great article about The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond on the front page of the Richmond Times Dispatch this morning! If you missed it, here is a link to the article online:
Click here for Shepherd’s Center article
The class schedule for the winter term of the Open University is available now. Click here for class schedule. Classes begin January 13, 2014.
Our 2012 – 2013 Annual Report is now available. Find out just how much good we do in the community. Our volunteers and our donors are making a real difference for Richmond seniors!
2013 Annual Report
Sharpen your pencils and pack your lunch! The fall Open University term begins on September 30th.
Click here to read and print the fall class schedule.
Click here to read the fall edition of Gray Matters.
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone as warm, delightful, or funny as Ruth Blevins. Ruth has been an Open University student for far longer than I’ve been at the Shepherd’s Center, and that’s almost a decade. Ruth has also enjoyed traveling with the Center. A few years ago, Ruth was concerned that she would no longer be able to drive to the OU, but her daughter stepped in and began bringing her mother.
Ruth won’t let a few extra years stop her from enjoying the Open University and her friends there. In fact, she just celebrated her 100th birthday!
Rosie Whitehorne and Carol Harris arranged a surprise for Ruth at the First Presbyterian OU. There was a cake, balloons, and a bouquet of flowers. When Ruth got out of the elevator, there was a gathering of well-wishers who sang happy birthday to her as she saw the cake.
Happy birthday, Ruth!