Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 Annual Meeting

About 70 people from Free Clinics in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and California attended the Annual Conference March 14th through the 17th at the California Endowment in Oakland. The attendees heard from experts and shared information on a wide variety of topics related to Free Clinics.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Strategic Planning Meeting in San Diego

On Saturday August 20th Board members of the Free Clinics of the Western Region gathered in San Diego to discuss plans for the next three years. At the conclusion of our meeting, we were visited by the Perpetual Health Cycling Club. They have toured Free Clinics around California on their bicycles bring attention to the good work being done.

Great to see these young people interested in Free Clinics.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

News Article

Follw this link to an article in the Ventura County Star about the healthcare crisis and Free Clinics.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

2010 FCWR Conference

Fred Bauemeister and I met today at his clinic in beautiful Simi Valley to discuss some early ideas for our annual conference next year in Colorado Springs. We would appreciate any suggestions or thoughts you might have to make next years conference even more benificial. Click on the 'comments tab below and gives us your ideas.

Fred's clinic started back in 1971 in the school district offices and now it is their dental clinic. He is expanding the dental clinic starting Monday, June 15 to have a paid dentist 3 days per week. The Free Clinic of Simi Valley is also working with dental hygiene students from Oxnard College Dental Hygiene Program and West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene Program. They are sending 5 students 3 days per week as well. Good luck Fred.

Email me any changes, expansions, good news and challenges. I will put the news on the blog for others to see and comment.

M Jean

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

2009 FCWR Conference in San Francisco

The Free Clinics of the Western Region just held its annual conference in San Francisco March 19, 20 and 21. About 100 people attended the three day conference which included guest speakers, clinic tours and lots of networking. The conference was held at the Hotel Whitcomb on Market Street. About 40 Free Clinics were represented from throughout the Western United States. Nicole Lamoureux from the National Association of Free Clinics attended and shared information on membership. The lunch speaker on Friday was Dan Bernal from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office. And one of the many other highlights was a presentation to Dr Winston F Wong from Kaiser Permanente.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hotel Whitcomb

In order to help you plan for the 2009 Free Clinics of the Western Region annual conference during March 19, 20 & 21of 2009. I am posting some photographs of the Hotel Whitcomb located at 1231 Market Street in San Francisco. The hotel is a classic and historic hotel located downtown and near many interesting sights in this beautiful city. I have also posted views of the lobby and the lunch and dinner menus for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Board Meeting in San Diego

Members of the Board of Directors of the Free Clinics of the Western Region held a strategic planning meeting in San Diego August 16th and 17th. The meeting was held to discuss current issues and determine ways for the association to be more effective. Marcella Ruch and JoAnn Salazar joined via the telephone on a conference call for a portion of the meeting on Saturday.