Clinic Director's Message – May 2010

posted May 19, 2015, 2:28 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 19, 2015, 2:28 PM ]
As you may know, I recently attended the 2010 RiteCare® Conference on Speech, Language, and Literacy in New Orleans, Louisiana, where I had the opportunity to meet with and discuss the needs of our children in order to try to improve our services.  Some topics of interest included grant writing, ethical decision-making and how other clinics have been working to expand their presence and fundraising activities in the non-Masonic community.
The San Jose Clinic is currently helping 53 children and completed over 238 treatment hours in March.  Three children are on hold for services at this time.  Our screening waiting list continues to be on hold due to the length of our clinic waiting list:  98 children. 
We continue to enjoy the help of Jenna Mendonca, a San Jose State University graduate student, who has been completing her externship at our clinic.  She will be with us until mid-June, when she will graduate.  I would also like to thank Sharon Lewis for continuing to assist the clinicians in the smooth transfer of her caseload to them. 
Thanks very much to the Monterey Scottish Rite Club for their most generous donation of $1000 to the Children’s Language Disorders Clinic during their March Installation of Officers.  Thank you!
We can always use help in maintaining our Clinic and improve the appearance of the area.  Please feel free to visit your clinic and if you or your lady would like to volunteer to help, please contact me to make arrangements. 

Durward C. Ayre , VM   -  Clinic Director