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published on 01/24/2007

Meg Beene Guest Speaker at SM Lions Club Meeting

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sigmtn.com staff writer


Ron Nudo, Meg Beene, & Earl Hereford
The guest speaker for the Signal Mountain Lions Club meeting held Tuesday, January 9, 2007, was Meg Beene, Executive Director of Hospice of Chattanooga. Lions Club member Earl Hereford introduced Ms. Beene. She reminded the Lions Club members that Hospice of Chattanooga was organized twenty-five years ago. It was, A wonderful concept that brought back a simpler way for people who were facing terminal illnesses, Ms Beene stated.

Today this non-profit organization is more than just an end-of-life program. It has developed several other concepts to meet the needs of the community. Included are programs for children with terminal illnesses; programs for mothers carrying terminally ill babies; programs for people who find that months after loosing a family member they need counseling; and even programs for people who are not dying but who have chronic illnesses. Hospice of Chattanooga has made a commitment to serve all people whether they have insurance or not. Although part of the United Way, they depend on donated funds to support the 250 people on staff. In addition there are over 300 volunteers who are trained to help the staff. Working closely with local doctors, hospitals and nursing homes Hospice of Chattanooga is available to anyone who needs it. They can be reached at or 1 or go to their web site at: www.hospiceofchattanooga.org.

In other business charter member of the Signal Mountain Lions Club, Moss White inducted John Staten as a new member of the organization. Jerry Pala gave an update on membership at the local and district level. Member Chris Cole gave a Sight Services update and member Jim Wade reminded all of the Winterfest at MACC in February where the Lions Club provides chili and hot dogs for patrons of this annual event.

The Signal Mountain Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Mountain Arts Community Center. Anyone is invited to attend and those interested in joining can speak to any Lions Club member who will direct them to the membership chairman. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner provided by The Big Table restaurant. Program and meeting follow concluding at 8:00 p.m. sharp.

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