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Fundraiser for a friend of Occupy Medical

Tamales Charity for Heber’s Fundraiser

Heber is a real victim of attempted murder in Springfield, OR, in 2008. This left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was never able to get medical insurance or disability, and he is unable to get the care he desperately needs. Before he was unjustly shot by trespassers in his own apartment, he was a hard worker, living with the dignity he is trying to regain. Racquel Hecht, Attorney at Law, has agreed to take on Heber’s case. All donations will go to helping Heber pay his legal attorney’s fees.

100% of ALL proceeds goes to the helping Heber

Checks, cash and other donations accepted at time of your order, at time of pick-up, or you can deposit on Heber’s Fundraiser account number: 2140636578 at any Wells Fargo bank.


By helping Heber you are acting in Social Justice for something that could have happen to any one of us. Thank you.

 When: Saturday, March 16th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: St Alice Parish 1520 F Street Springfield, OR 97477

Please order ahead of time by calling: (541) 915-8085   or   (541) 973-5793

 Value: Dozen of delicious tamales $15.00

Any other donation also accepted.

Meeting minutes Wednesday night 1/30/13

Agenda 1/30/13
Attendees – Benjamin, Andrea, James, Jerry, Karen, Donna, Jill, Leigh, Sue, Brooke
-Clothes – We have to reduce our clothing donation collection. It is becoming an obstacle to care. We will now only accept warm, clean outer clothing such as coats, gloves, hats, and new, warm socks. Other donations should be sent to Catholic Community Services who give clothes away to those in need.
– last Sunday debrief – Patient code named “Badger”, challenged the group and came out of the Occupy Medical system doing much, much better than before. We saw 26 patients total. Many of the patients were seen by different practitioners.
– Reality Kitchen – The Friday Clinic will be better used if we advertise it better.
– Friday Clinic – Sue and Karen will need to work out how to get the records to the Friday Clinic. Donna, Brooke and Jill offered to help organize the supplies and get a supply list together.
– Electrical update – James says that we are electrically sound as long as we have enough extension cords. We need more industrial extension cords. We need an official cord cover so no one will trip and sue us.
– Volunteer safety guidelines – We consensed that we keep a professional but friendly boundary between the patient and the provider. We do not take our patients home with us. We also do not give out needles. Ever.
– HIV/Alliance – We are not able to loan out our bus at this time. Needle Exchange is welcome to send patients for wound care to Friday clinic.
– Heat – Leigh has a heater with a fan to offer for Sunday Clinics. Donna and Ben did not think a small ceramic heater would be adequate for the tent. The group declined to try closing off all or part of the tent. Insulated panels for the tent are pending volunteers to sew them. Contact Sue for details.
– Feb. 4th Rally – We are circulating names and numbers for getting together to carpool to the rally.
– Emerald FEAST – The FEAST is tomorrow night at 6. Arwen and Sue will be presenting a powerpoint on behalf of the group.
– website update – No more calendar on our site (Google calendar did not play nicely with WordPress). We now have a contact page. We have a google gmail account, receiving emails as well as voicemail transcriptions. Expanded our website wishlist.
– Womenspace – Womenspace is strapped for cash and volunteers right now but we need to team up with them to form an alliance.
– new volunteers – Brooke was a new volunteer in intake. Donna approved of having her back as a trained volunteer for this station. A formalized volunteer intake protocol is up each individual station manager. Brooke volunteered to help us with communications. We need more volunteer bus drivers.
– Communications Liaison – OM consensed that we will open a position to take control of electronic communications. Nurse Donna volunteered to keep the PSAs on KLCC going.
Dental Extraction – The White Bird Clinic is talking to us about getting together for the next dental  clinic. The next meeting is Saturday at 9am.

Meeting Notes – 1/23/13

Meeting notes at New Day Bakery – 1/23/13
Attendees – Andrea, Elliott, Sue, Leigh, Karen, Jerry, James, Char, Joe and Ambrose
Info line stats – White Bird gave us an example of their stat collection sheet. Bill reminded us that since we are discussing collecting data,
Information needed – gender, housed, insured, employed,
Volunteer behavior agreement – Elliott suggested that our discussion based on compliance to the mission of the clinic. We agreed to review the orientation information and make written suggestions for its evolution.
exam tables – Dr. Leigh and Karen asked that the red blood draw chairs to be taken out. Group consensed.
Remodel – Joe proposed walls and doors for the bus. We discussed partial walls and vinyl curtains.
quarterly report – Sue passed out the quarterly report for approval. Consensus achieved.
locksmith – James fixed the back door lock. Much happiness.
policy manual – Dr. Leigh brought up the policy statement. The needle stick protocol is part of this policy. Need to have a plan for getting a positive result on HIV/AIDS.
Friday Clinic – Karen presented the updates on the Friday Clinic. Currently, we have more staff than patients. We need to get the word out about the clinic. Ambrose agreed to advertise the clinic. He would like to have a flyer to send out. The bus will be driven by Karen.
Vaccines – We gave 23 vaccines out on Sunday. LCPH was happy to have the chance to get their stuff out there.
Egan Warming Center – Consensus for taking Egan up on their offer to share part of their grant from the city and in exchange for up keeping their 1st aid kits and offering a foot care clinic.
Station titles – Instead of a numerical system, we are called by our titles: Intake, Triage, Doctor, Nurse, Treatment, Mental Health, and Dental.
Donations – Please take the donations to back room. Sue will send Terry McDonald from St. Vincent de Paul an email asking for access to the Coburg clinic to use as storage.