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Original A PEO instructed in how to ‘stop the bleed’

Oct 10, 2017

Members of Original A PEO were given a lesson in how to “stop the bleeding” during their regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Henry County Health Center.

The program was titled “Department of Homeland Security — Stop the Bleed Campaign.” Members found the program timely and important in light of the Las Vegas mass shooting that left 58 people dead and over 500 injured.

The program was presented by Original A PEO members Michelle Tansey-Meyer and Lacey Harlan-Wells. It was developed and supported by several groups following the events of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

Members were shown how to use tourniquet kits, given instruction in how to apply direct pressure to a wound in the event that it takes an ambulance nine to 11 minutes to arrive. All were encouraged that if they see something to do something.

During the meeting, members discussed the upcoming fall dinner for all three chapters of PEO. The dinner will be held at Iowa Wesleyan University on Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. The program that night is “Bringing our Seven Founders to Life.” The event is ticketed. Reservations will be taken at the next meeting.

It was announced that Younger coupon booklets are available to be purchased. Volunteers are asked to sell them at the store for additional fundraising. Sees Candy order forms will be available in November.

Heidi Ryan read a letter she had written about Samantha Rosell, daughter of Original A PEO member Michelle Rosell. Chapter A will be recommending Samantha for a PEO Star Scholarship.

A card was passed around to honor 50-year member Cornelia Labrum, who became a member in 1967. She currently lives in New York. Also, a card was sent to Sandy Moore to encourage her recovery.

Deb Sinclair announced there were Daisy Notes for everyone to sign to send to members who have been unable to attend meetings for a while.

Refreshments during the meeting were served by Carolyn Brenizer, Linda Albright and Nancy Tometich.

The next meeting of Original A will be on Nov. 1, at First Presbyterian Church. The program will be presented by Janet Cermak, “El Camino de Santiago — A Pilgrimage to Spain.”

The group will meet for their monthly meal at Miss K’s on Oct. 12.

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