New Year, New Look, New Expansions
You may notice our logo looks a bit different. We’ve updated our brand to better align with our mission. We’ve been asked many times if Pure is an acronym. It stands for: Preventing Unhealthy Relationships for Everyone. This encompasses everything we do in our curriculum.
Our mission has always been to equip people to choose healthy relationships. The curriculum has always supported the human sexuality mandates the schools need to meet, but now is expanding to meet the new abuse prevention mandates that have been introduced. Healthy relationships have always been our focus, with the emphasis on sexuality and dating relationships and decisions that are made in those relationships. We have always included a small component on abuse prevention however, we are now learning that we need a greater emphasis on abuse prevention at all grade levels to help teachers meet these new standards.
Our future programs will be developed with this at the core, and our existing programs will be revised to expand upon the abuse prevention component. Our main objective is to keep our children safe, understand their value and self-worth, and be aware of the dangers that are present in our world.
Another area of expansion is our Board of Trustees. We have added two more trustees this year and are excited about our board development and a new focus of meeting every other month as opposed to twice a year. We believe by engaging with the board of a much more frequent basis that it will allow the experience and expertise of our trustees to guide and lead our staff to new levels. Our fist meeting of 2020 was very productive in setting a plan in place to make this happen.
From left to right, front row trustees Mary Munford, Jim Munford and Joan Peyton; back row Mary Wallace, Jeni Scudder and director Shari McCutcheon
In October of this year, we will also be holding our first banquet on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Columbian (formerly known as K of C Hall) in New Albany. We will be seeking sponsors and table hosts as we near the date. Please mark your calendars now to save the date.
Finally, the last expansion is the invitation to Washington County. We will be presenting our program to eighth graders in Salem Middle School this semester. This brings our total of counties served to nine (seven in Indiana and two in Kentucky).
Every year has been a learning adventure and a time of personal and organizational growth with Pure since we began this endeavor eight years ago, but this year has created a 20/20 vision for the future impact on our communities.
If you’d like to join us in any way, such as volunteer, or become a trustee or donor, we welcome you. Give me a call or email me and we can meet to figure out where you can get connected. As always, thank you for your support as we start 2020 and take this journey to the next level!
Pure in the Community
A great time was had by all that attended the Rotary Club of Clarksville's Holiday Auction. Pure was blessed with $1,500 raised in their "Go Fund Me" Charity Ask at the event. Many of our volunteers and donors were present to help support Pure and got to enjoy a great lunch and have some fun along the way.
Long-time supporters and volunteers with Pure, Win and Winnie Walker had a great time with the "Heads or Tails" fundraising game.
So excited with the great turn out in Salem to learn more about Pure and how they can bring our programming to Salem Middle School. Thanks to all who attended.
Welcome New Board Trustees
Joan is from Harrison County, is married to Trent and has three adult children and five grandchildren. She brings a wealth of board experience as she also serves on the board of SOAR and Dayspring Emmaus. We are so excited to welcome Joan to the board.
Sandy is from Clark County and is married to Robert and has three children, ages 12, 5 and 3. She is a registered nurse with Humana and has a passion to lead youth in a positive direction with integrity.
Gifts In Honor & In Memory
Thank you to the following for remembering Pure as a way to honor or memorialize loved ones
or friends with a special gift.
Jim & Cindy Kanning
To honor their children and their families as an expression of their love for them in
celebrating Valentines Day
Todd & Julie Kanning & family
George & Jenny Wasson & family
In memory of
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