This 11-day trip to Africa will include training meetings in: Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Lagos, Nigeria; Kigali, Rwanda; Bujumbura, Burundi; Nakuru, Kenya; and Juba, South Sudan. The Sudan Ebola virus is recognized by the World Health Organization as one of three identified species that have been associated with large outbreaks in Africa.
The University of Rochester’s Alumni and Advancement Center in Rochester, N.Y. has been renamed the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center in recognition of the couple’s support of the university and, in particular, its Advancement programs. In a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 15, UR President Joel Seligman formally dedicated the center in honor of the Blochs, who live in Rancho Santa Fe. A university trustee, Larry Bloch ’75, chairs the board’s Development Committee and has served on several leadership committees for the Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Cindy, have established the James D. Thompson Chief Advancement Officer position, and they have committed support to create the Larry and Cindy Bloch Endowment for University Advancement.
Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe.
The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has been located in their La Flecha office for the last three years.
The Flynns have been involved in the foundation for the past 10 years, after Kathleen was diagnosed with the disease that attacks the thyroid gland.
Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society.
Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the immortal beings that bring rain, control the forces of nature, and act as messengers between humans and the spirit world.
One of the fall’s largest fundraisers was put together by one Rancho Santa Fe resident in less than three months.
Michelle Pius, chairwoman of the fundraiser “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Laughter,” was approached back in August about coming on board to chair the benefit in late October.
“We just talked about it, and I just thought it was really interesting and important that we support the military,” Pius said. “Especially veterans of PTSD. So I just thought it was an important cause.”
Caroline Ingalls, an accomplished equestrian who honed her skills riding horses since the age of 7 in Rancho Santa Fe, was this summer’s champion at the Showpark Summer Classic’s California Professional Horseman’s Association Foundation Finals.
Broadway star Susan Egan will perform Oct. 24 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall.
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe presents its first Halloween Trick or Treating extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
Bill Speeg was a picture of good health and had no history of heart problems. He ran marathons, worked out, and participated in Ironman events. Earlier this year, while exercising at a health club, Ironman Bill’s heart went out of rhythm and he suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Although there were multiple people around him, none were willing or knew how to do CPR or administer a AED.
The fun kicks off with a costume parade beginning promptly at 12:15 p.m., followed immediately by the Carnival held at the school. Students, families and teachers from grades K-5 will gather in the school gym at noon to line up for the parade, which will wind its way through the Rancho Santa Fe Village, then back to the school for the Carnival. Parents are asked to walk with their children.