HCQU NW Special Speakers & Events

Special Speakers

!Speaker of the Month Update!

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are postponing the Medical Marijuana training until May 20, 2020.  If we are unable to present in-person trainings by that time, we hope to go ahead with this training in webinar form.  Please stay tuned for updates. 

We will be kicking off our Speaker of the Month series April 15 May 20 with an informative session about Medical Marijuana.  Our guest speakers will be Megan Hoffman and Beth Bittner. 

Megan is the CEO of Point of Caring, Inc. Point of Caring has been using medical marijuana with individuals for about two years, and they have seen some remarkable results. Megan will share some of the data they have collected, as well as a sampling of the many success stories and challenges they have seen along the way.

Beth is the Communications & Outreach Director for Solevo Wellness, which is a medical marijuana dispensary. Beth will be sharing information on the uses and possible benefits of medical marijuana.

Points of discussion will include:

  • Overview and updates on the program
  • Growing process
  • Dispensary experience
  • Science of the plant 101
  • Endocannabinoid 101
  • How to become a patient/caregiver
  • The importance of caregivers
  • Why Megan chose this avenue for the individuals she serves and the process she followed to implement it in her agency
  • Ideas for managing the purchase, storage and administration
  • Experiences with licensure
  • Stories of huge successes as well not-so-huge successes

Online registration for this informative training will be open soon. Please stay tuned! 



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Special Events

A Day in the Park

We are excited to announce that our 17th annual Day in the Park will be held at a new location!  For 16 years, we have held our event at Wildcat Park in Ludlow, and we love Wildcat, but we've decided to try a new venue this year.  Our 2020 event will take place at St. Paul's Center in Sheffield on June 19.  St Paul's is located approximately 1.5 miles east of Sheffield at 7222 Route 6.

While perhaps not quite as scenic as Wildcat Park, St. Paul's is set back from Route 6 near the woods, and offers both indoor and outdoor areas - with no hills to climb, which will be great if we have another rainy week like we did last year.  There is a large blacktopped parking lot, so no worries about anyone getting stuck this year, either. :)

We are currently in the process of confirming our vendors and activities for this year's event, so be sure to check back here periodically for updates.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Our 16th Annual Day in the Park took place Friday, June 21, at Wildcat Park in Ludlow. About 300 people braved the soggy terrain and everyone seemed to have a good time, in spite of the wet conditions. Fortunately the weather on Friday was just about perfect!

In addition to our usual booths for planting, face painting, fingernail painting, crafts, and the photo booth, we also had a lifesharing booth.  The Elcam band, as usual, entertained us with some awesome singing! Kane Lions Club provided tasty and refreshing sno-Cones. Kane Fire Department volunteers were there with one of their engines, Mt Jewett Ambulance Crew brough an ambulance and provided blood pressure screening, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper brought their newest police car (very spiffy!), USDA Forest Service fire crew brought their fire truck and information. Due to the wet conditions (did I mention it was WET?? ;) ), MLW Stables weren't able to bring horses to ride, but they brought miniature horses who were happy to mingle and put smiles on everyone's face.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this another great event:  Bradford YWCA, Community Links, Elcam, Kane Fire Department, Kane Lions Club, Lifesharing, MLW Stables, Mt. Jewett Ambulance crew, Pennsylvania State Police, USDA Forest Service, and all of our many volunteers (including former HCQU nurse Lisa Pence and soon-to-be HCQU nurse Sharon Martyna).

We hope to see everyone again next year!

Pictures from the 2019 event:

Elcam Band 1  Ambulance  Craft table

                    Photo Booth        Kane VFD  

Pictures from our 2018 event:

Day in the Park 2018   Sneezy Sam Day in the Park 2018   Day in the Park 2018 Elcam Band   Day in the Park 2018 Forest Service


Trooper and Friend

If you can think of anything you would enjoy seeing or doing at future events, please email us at HCQUNW@MilestonePA.org with your suggestions, as this event is for YOU. We hope to see you there next year - June 19, 2020!

 

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