On Tuesday morning, July 2, Craig Lloyd, Commander of the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse, will discuss the restoration of the Posse by Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone. It had been suspended because some members were not properly certified. This will be an informative meeting for the whole community. Even with the temporary shutdown, the Sun Lakes Posse continued to provide medical equipment service program. Following resumption of patrol functions, the Sun Lakes Posse expects to expand their presence in the neighborhood via the internet and social media platforms like “Next Door.”
On the evening of July 9, Tom Mehlert will explain how AZStRUT refurbishes computers and donates these computers to schools. Several years ago, Intel and Motorola wanted to get their used equipment out to Arizona schools and nonprofits who they thought could benefit from them. They started partnering with schools and having some of their computer repair programs assist in the refurbishing efforts.
As of 2017, AZStRUT had donated over 56,000 computers to schools and nonprofits. They’ve also supported STEM programs with computer hardware, and they continue to recycle all the e-waste responsibly.
July 23 will be an evening meeting spent with Amy Crump, a doctor of optometry. Amy graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1996 with High Distinction. Upon graduation, Dr. Crump accepted positions at Pearle Vision in Flint, Michigan; Nationwide Vision Center and was the lead clinician at CIGNA Medical Group of Arizona, prior to joining Swagel Wootton in 2007. Her special interest is in pre- and post-op surgical care as well as hard-to-fit contact lenses for corneal disorders.
Since deciding on a medical career at an early age when glasses were prescribed for her, Dr. Crump has become a widely-recognized authority on the fitting and prescribing of specialty contact lenses, including keratoconus (a condition where the cornea is abnormally cone-shaped), bifocals, toric (to correct astigmatism), RGP’s (rigid gas permeable) and soft contact lenses.
As a result of her clinical experience with primary care, as well as geriatric optometry, Dr. Crump is an acknowledged leader in the treatment and management of ocular diseases, including glaucoma and co-management of cataract and refractive surgery.
At the July 30 morning meeting, Rajani Rostogi, Social Worker at Hamilton High School, will talk about the food and clothing drive for the poor and homeless students at Hamilton. Her program provides students and their families with financial and crisis support intervention and resources. Her goal is to create stability while fostering more productive learning conditions during difficult times. This fund was established to help the Homeless and other underprivileged students and their families with basic needs, including but not limited to food, clothing, school supplies, housing, utility support and important community and counseling opportunities.