Meeting Summary - June 8, 2015
Speaker:            Teressa  Kruecki
Topic:                 Thorpe Recovery Centre
Introduced by:    Rotarian Dick Vokins
Thanked by:       Rotarian Paul Harris
Our speaker today was Teressa Kruecki, who gave us an overview of the programs at the Thorpe Recovery Centre.  Reference was made to the following:
The Walter A "Slim" Thorpe Recover Centre is a non-profit organization that began in teh nurses' residence of the original Lloydminster Hospital as a two bed detox unit for chemically dependent individuals
The Centre has expanded to a full treatment Centre into what Thorpe is today, a state-of-the-art facility in Blackfoot, Alberta
Facilities include, 5 classroom, double occupancy, men's and ladies dining room, large commercial kitchen  houses within 54,000 sq ft on 34 acres
There is 72 beds; 12 in Detox; 12 in ladies dorm; 48 in men's dorm
It is an accredited residential treatment Centre; standards incorporate healthcare regulations, federal and provincial legislation
Funding can received through Fee for service (56%); Alberta Gov't (13%); Sask Gov't (11%); Employer (3%); rental (5%)' misc (3%); donations (12%)
Admissions between Jan-March 2015 was 103; need calls 213; for a total 415 calls
Programming support:  24/7 nursing staff; psychologist - physical/social/spiritual assessment; nurse practitioners
Process addictions include gambling, sexual, eating and spending
Refresher programming is available
A 4 day family program is available, specifically designed for anyone whose life has been effected by someone else's addition
Currently clients have a 90.2% completion rate of the program
For more information check out their website @
Club Auction Gift - donated by Don Whiting and won AGAIN AND AGAIN by Mike Sidoryk
Sergeant-at-Arms - Bob Little raised some dollars for the coffers most by way of 'Happy Bucks" - thanks Bob!
Next Week - Regular meeting on June 15th is being moved to the Lloydminster Rescue Squad Building;  Beef on a Bun / salad / desserts / followed by a tour of their facility.
Thought for the Day:   First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. E. Scott Fitzgerald