Large family finds ProAct Golf Classic ideal
The Thames family at the 2009 ProAct Golf Classic The Thames family, with 10 brothers and sisters, isn't shy about its support for ProAct. Three family teams of four plan to take in Hastings Country Club on August 16 for the ProAct Golf Classic.
All of the players will be there for their oldest sibling and aunt, Kathy, 63, who has disabilities and attends ProAct in Eagan.
"What Kathy is for our family is somebody they all want to support," said her sister and co-guardian, Peggy Rolfes. "It's kind of that combination of golf and Kathy that brings these guys together."
ProAct's Golf Classic fundraiser is Monday, August 16. The 18-hole event includes lunch and dinner, and is followed by auctions, as well as golfer and team recognition. More information is available at proactinc.org, or by contacting Cathy McCoy at 651-289-3170 or [email protected]
ProAct adapts to meet changing client needs
Marsha Montgomery, a near 20-year ProAct client, enjoys a gardening class in Eagan. Just as a family adapts to the needs of each individual, ProAct makes adjustments to find the best program fit for members of its older population.
Marsha Montgomery, 59, in Eagan is a prime example. After joining ProAct in 1991, she worked in housekeeping for almost a decade, before moving in-center for work.
More recently, after the effects of aging limited her work capabilities, she joined ProAct's Senior Alternatives Program. Montgomery still spends much of her time working, but does so on her own schedule and also takes in life skills classes. Her paychecks are steady.
"ProAct has been a steady force in Marsha's life by providing employment options that continue to fit her changing needs," said Jennifer Markley, a program coordinator for ProAct in Eagan.
ProAct board officers chosen
Mary Ellen Leary has been elected chair of the ProAct Board of Directors, succeeding James Louwagie, who will continue to serve on the board.
Leary, who heads an Eagan human resources consulting firm, has served on the board for five years and is committed to ProAct's mission. Attorney Teri McCloughan of St. Paul will serve as vice-chair of the board, Larry Lehman of Kenyon will continue as secretary and Charles DeNet will remain treasurer.