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Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck Health & Activity Day By: Claudia Allen

Our field day for April was exciting and as always we learned some fun and interesting facts about this great community we live in!  We started in the morning as always at Idaho Central Credit Union learning about how to apply Gratitude to leadership skills from one of our facilitators, Adrian Bybee.  We then boarded the bus and headed to Holt Arena to hear more about ISU’s sports programs.  Allison Gibson, the girls’ awesome soccer coach, gave us an update on her players and the great things they contribute to our community.  We then heard from the women’s basketball coach, Seton Sobolewski, and about their continued success in the Big Sky Conference.  We also heard from various support personnel with the Athletics program and how they make sure that all players at ISU are compliant as to their grades, conduct, etc.

We then heard from Amanda Collins at Health West and all the amazing things they do for low income members of our community so that they can receive medical and dental services without straining their budgets.  We also learned that everyone can use their services, regardless of how much money they make, or don’t make, as all of their fees are on a sliding scale and they never refuse service to anyone.

We then boarded the buses and arrived at Portneuf Medical Center where Todd Blackinton and his staff served up a wonderful lunch from Jimmy Johns and talked to us about all of the services that the hospital offers and the wonderful things they do for families such as providing an RV park so that families do not have the burden of staying at hotels while their loved ones are being cared for.  We then got to tour different areas of the hospital, it is huge and we are glad we had tour guides or we never would have found our way out!

We finished the day with Terry Fredrickson from New Day Products and Richy Gaona from La Quinta Inn.  Terry is co-owner of the Pocatello Grey’s baseball team and Richy is one of the coaches.  They split us up into teams and we had a great time picking our fantasy baseball teams and it taught us a lot about realizing that even if you have all the facts, outcomes can be quite different.

Our next class is May 11 and we will be volunteering around town to make our wonderful town even more beautiful!