Please join us for our November luncheon and annual meeting! Guests and non-members welcome.
Our guest speaker this month is Nancy Hinds, founder of Hinds Hospice.
We will also elect our 2019 Board of Directors - we hope you can join us for this important meeting.
11:30am – 12:00pm: Check-in, Relationship Building, Lunch Served
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Program with Guest Speaker
MENU (lunch optional):
Lemon tarragon chicken with rotini pasta, spinach salad, assorted cakes, iced tea and water.
Please register online by Friday, November 23rd. No-shows or cancellations made after that date will still be responsible for the lunch payment. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy Hinds was born in Akron, Ohio, and raised in Cleveland. At an early age she knew that she wanted to become a nurse. Before entering Nursing School she felt called to do Mission work.
After graduating from St. John College she worked in the Intensive Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic Hospital.
There she raised funds for her first Mission.
Nancy’s life took her to the West Indies, and then Nigeria, during the Biafran War. There she experience death from starvation and the horrors of war. It was there that she met her soul-mate, an Irish physician, who had been in Africa for 21 years. They married in Ireland at the convent of the Medical Missionaries of Mary. After the birth of their first son, Sean, they went to Uganda and caught in another war. Together they worked in an under-served area of Northwestern Ontario Canada. She began to see signs that her husband was not well. They returned to Ireland where he was diagnosed with a rare cancer. At the same time, her Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. They both died in Ireland leaving Nancy with 3 sons aged 2,4 and 5. She remained in Ireland for three years, caring for terminally ill children and well children in her home. After receiving a phone call from her father, now living in Fresno with her brother, Nancy made plans to move her family to Fresno.
It was here, in Fresno, that Nancy saw the great need of care for those with life-limiting illnesses. As a widow with 3 young sons, she opened her home to the terminally ill. After being closed by the state, Nancy pursued legislation for a license to provide terminal care in a home setting. With the help from friends and an attorney, regulations were written for the State of California. This was the birth of Hinds Hospice in 1981.
She would like to share some of her story and the blessings that came with you.