Bluegrass Council Expands
BCB has acquired the large meeting room in the suite next door to us, previously rented to Independence Place! All BCB meetings, including Quarterly Membership Meetings, monthly Peer Support Group Meetings, and committee meetings will be in this 800 square foot conference room, freeing up the middle suite to be our designated Assistive Technology Lab, office space, and break room. We’re so excited about this expansion! As you know, our last Peer Support Group meeting brought in 35 people, and with our meeting room being so small, we would have never fit everyone in there. Huge thanks to Independence Place for sharing their community room with us these past years!
Farewell to Gail & Jooyoung
As many of you know, Gail was placed with us through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Gail has been reassigned to Community Action Council West and started there 2 weeks ago. Thanks to Gail for her 2 years of service to BCB! She has helped us in so many ways – special thanks for her help with the Eye Opening Symposium planning! Gail will remain an active BCB member and continue to volunteer when she has time.
Jooyoung has been volunteering with us since April and has recently gotten a job in her field of study! We appreciate all of Jooyoung’s help – taking care of all our assistive technology, organizing how we track our programs, getting our new brochures finished, and so much more!
BCB Officer Resignations and New Appointments
Ty Thompson, previous BCB president, has resigned from the board with Randall Deaton appointed as our new President to fill the remainder of the two year term. Judy Potter now serves as our new Vice President as Paul Wiese resigned from this position due to health reasons. BCB thanks Ty and Paul for their service and wishes them both well. Randall Deaton’s bio follows.
Randall Deaton began his own professional recording studio, Lonesome Day Records, in 1999 in his home area near Booneville, KY. For three years he operated the recording studio as a standalone business until he made it part of a recording label in 2002. He has had artists such as Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, and Vince Gill appear on records he has produced. Randall’s business recently expanded and obtained national distribution with Sony Red, which is the leading distribution company for independent labels and artists. Randall has officially been a member of BCB since November 2014 and he and his family regularly attend BCB’s monthly Community Outings.