Newsletter October 2018

Solutions to Empower the Vulnerable

What an incredible night at the Solutions for Change gala! Solutions raised more than $2M that stays in our region and empowers people to get back on their feet, living a clean and sober life. I love hearing about all of the success stories coming out of this organization! NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was keynote speaker and Clarence Carter, a Director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, flew in from D.C. to announce a local pilot program that could redefine how we approach and invest in the vulnerable populations we serve. Congratulations on a successful event!

Surrounded By Dedication

This gathering of the San Diego Society of Addiction Professionals was powerful! There were so many people in this room dedicated to helping their clients who are struggling with addiction and recovery. Their level of commitment is truly extraordinary. I am humbled by those who trusted me enough to share some very personal stories. I look forward to creating something wonderful with all of them!

Protecting Animals During Emergencies

I was thrilled to recognize staff at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and members of the Thoroughbred Club with a County Proclamation for the incredible job they did opening up and taking in horses displaced from the Lilac Fire. Unfortunately, we now have a year-round fire season in California and we should all have an emergency plan in place. Please take a moment to click on this link and create your emergency plan: https://bit.ly/1QQ7K4Z
You never know when you’ll need it!

Linking Up at Lincoln Club Dinner

Another annual Lincoln Club dinner is in the books! This is always a great event that brings together civic and community leaders. The keynote speaker was Jan Fields, the former President of McDonald's USA. There were many takeaways from her speech including don't be afraid to take chances and if you fail, "fail fast" and move on. I believe that sometimes the best lessons are learned from our failures.