Things to note:
- There is a standing order for Scabies
- The health policies with regards to colored children
Things to note:
As a result of the tour of the house and grounds, the League of Women Voters was made aware of the living conditions at Glenn Home. They had a strong desire to change those living conditions and went before City Council on behalf of the children to ask for more money to improve conditions.
The request was ultimately denied in a decision that anticipated (but also hastened) the closure of Glenn Home.
In 1973, the Glenn Home license had not been renewed since 1964 due to substandard living conditions. This letter from the Department of Public Affairs informed the staff of the steps necessary to fix the conditions and renew the license.
The Glenn Home staff responded to this letter with an action plan to renew the license.
The following is the proposed Glenn Home budget for the year of 1973.
This budget appears to be the catalyst for the game changing events that happened in 1973, as it quickly became clear that the orphanage did not have sufficient funds to meet the budget, and the city council was reluctant to provide the funds to make up the difference.
The release of this budget was followed by an effort to renew Glenn Home’s license and secure more funding.
As a result of the action plan, the League of Women Voters took a renewed interest in Glenn Home, and spearheaded a tour of the grounds. They took pictures and documented all the deficiencies that needed to be fixed in order for Glenn Home to obtain a renewed license.
Although the tour took note of the substandard living conditions, it prompted the League of Women voters to deliver an impassioned speech at the next City Council meeting.
April 23rd, 2016 marked the 9th annual Fire Truck Pull – an event in which teams race to pull a fire truck 100 feet in support of Special Olympics Indiana.
Tyler Whitehouse planned the event in conjunction with Rodney Lockman, and Tanner Shipman from Indiana State University (Theta Omicron Chapter). Together, our chapters collected donations, raised awareness, and organized the food and entertainment.
All the hard work paid off. Not only did the event go smoothly, but this was the first year we raised over $10,000 for the cause. In addition to that, Pikes International’s Executive Vice-President/CEO Justin Buck was there to witness (and take part) in the festivities.
Overall, this year’s Fire Truck Pull brought our two chapters closer together, demonstrated Pike’s involvement in the community, and provided much needed funds to a worthy cause.
This weekend, over 50 brothers got together for the 2nd chapter retreat at Shakamak Park. It was good to get away from all the work and worries of school and be able to spend time with each other, relax, and think about our goals moving forward. Dr. Moore and Dr. DeVasher both took the time to give a talk, and President Reamer led breakout sessions. Brothers left with a clearer focus and drive to attack the final quarter of the year.