The Marysville Chapter of the Binky Patrol held it’s Founder’s Day meeting on June 2, 2002.  This is not the date it was supposed to be but we have another function on the 22nd that we wish to participate in and the date could not be changed.

We had 26 ladies present, including myself and the speaker for the day.  We checked in 65 “Binkies” , all beautifully done.

The speaker was Jennifer Clark, manager of the Providence Children’s Services, which is located in a new building at Providence Hospital.  This is a section of the hospital that deals with children who have special needs relating to their development.  It handles children from newborn to age 16, and from all walks of life.  About 35% of the children cared for are in the Foster Care system, so we felt we were complying with the Founder’s Day program for this year.  

After Jennifer spoke and we had a brief business meeting we enjoyed cake and punch and ogled the beautiful Binkies, shared coversation and patterns.  A nice time was had by all.

Last week one of the ladies and myself delivered 16 of the Binkies to the Providence Services Center and we were given a tour of the new facility.  It is on the first floor of the new 5 story building.  We were not allowed in the NICU floor but were taken to Maternity, Breast exam wing and a full tour of the Children’s areas.  The building is beautiful and does not make you feel like you are in a hospital.  It is open, airy, lots of windows, high ceilings, beautifully decorated, and makes you feel like you are in a beautiful living room.  We are lucky to have the facility and more important, lucky to be able to contribute in a small way to the wonder work they do.

I think our Founder’s Day was a big success in spite of the fact, it was a different day and we did not have a picnic.  Have a wonderful summer.
Ernalee Munday
Marysville Chapter