Sunday, February 26, 2012

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendar for these great upcoming events with your fellow TRIO members! We have so much fun at all of these events, and everyone within our group is great and so welcoming. Please, come join us!

Organ Donor Sabbath: Friday, April 20th at 7:30pm

Temple Israel: 133 Merriman Road Akron, Ohio 44303 Phone: 330-762-8617 Rabbi Robert Feinberg. Sponsored by the Bernard Wise Family to honor organ donors and recipients and is in memory of Bernie Wise.

After services they have what is called an “Oneg Shabbat”. Refreshments are served at that time. This gives people a chance to talk one on one and become more informed on transplantation and the need for donors. We hope many more TRIO members, families and friends will attend this third annual Organ Donor Sabbath. Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend this important event.

Hartville Flea Market Sale: June (date TBA)

Ray Golden always picks the dates in June when a Celebrity will be present. Please notify friends and family to keep in mind useful things to donate to the sale. Please no clothing, shoes or boots. Only items in near-new or quality condition can be accepted. Contact Ray or Susan Golden at 330-699-0862 if you have any questions. The sale can only be a success if enough items are donated.

Transplant Games of America: July 28-31, 2012

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

For more information, please visit Transplant Games of America or contact Eric Engelbarts at the West Michigan Sports Commission at

Annual Celebration of Life Picnic

Sunday, August 12, 2012 12:00 - 4:00pm

John Torok Community Center 4224 Massillon Road, Green, OH

We have reserved the air-conditioned building and the pavilion. They have added a Veteran’s Memorial with flags, an eternal flame and engraved bricks by the walking path. There is also a playground for children. Sugardale supplies us with free hot dogs and Schwebel’s with the buns. Ray Golden did an excellent job grilling hot dogs and hamburgers last year... finishing in the rain! We compile a list of foods each member selects to bring. Please plan to come, enjoy good food and good company.

Lifebanc Celebration of Life Walk & Run, August 2012, Blossom (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) Details TBA ... Join Team Race for Amanda and walk or run to raise awareness for organ donation and to promote LifeBanc's critical endeavors. More information to follow.

TRIO 25TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR CELEBRATION September 28th/29th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Please set aside those dates and join with TRIO members from around the country. See the TRIO web site at TRIO Web and Lifelines mailings for the current conference details. I received beautiful green and gold 25th Anniversary stickers that I will have available for you at the February 21st meeting. If you cannot attend our meeting, please let me know how many you would like and I will send them to you.

Celebration of Life Party, December 18, 2012

North Canton Medical Foundation (normal location of meetings), Building A - Auditorium 6:30 - 9:00pm

Please mark this on your calendar and plan to attend. We are required to have a minimum of 50 in order to reserve the auditorium for 2013. Set-up time will be at 5:00pm for volunteers help to get ready for our 6:30 dinner. Dianna Phillips of Lifebanc has agreed to be our first speaker at 7:00pm. More details later.

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