Round Lake Treatment Centre
FACILITATING PERSONAL WELLNESS OF FIRST NATIONS
PEOPLE BY PROVIDING CULTURALLY SPECIFIC
TREATMENT AND TRAINING.
Special points of interest:
ANNUAL GENERAL Agenda
• AGM –June 17/06 MEETING 1) Annual Report
• Client Gathering– June Round Lake will be holding its Two year membership fee
17/06 AGM on June 17/06 at Round 2) Appoint Auditors is $5.00; contact Round
Lake Treatment Centre. This 2006/2007 Fiscal Year Lake Treatment Centre-
• Art & Leisure Page will be held in our gym 10:00- Secretary for membership
12:00pm. 3) Elect 3 Board Members info.
• Health Tips
for a 2 year term
Inside this issue:
Executive Directors 2 2 7 t h A n n ive r s a r y / C l i e n t G at h e r i n g
CONTINUING THE JOURNEY
Message from the Fi- 2
nance Department 27 YEARS OF WALKING THE RED ROAD
Message from Program 3 AGENDA
DATE: Saturday June 17, 2006
Message from Residence 3
Department TIME: 1:00pm
PLACE: Round Lake Treat- 2:00pm Pow Wow Sunday June 18, 2006
Executive Assistants 4 ment Centre, Armstrong, BC 3:00pm Grand Entry
Message 1:00pm Grand Opening 5:00pm Feast
10:00am Grand Entry
Arts & Leisure Page 4 Opening Prayer 6:00pm Comedy Act
June 17th, 2006 1:15 pm Presidents Address 7:00pm Wolf Spirit Dancers 1:00pm Closing
Today’s Reminder: 8:00pm Grand Entry * Time approximate
1:20 pm Exec Dir Message
“Today I will take a few minutes to 12:00am Retire Flags
acknowledge my growth. I am not 1:25 pm Special Guests Remarks
perfect, but I certainly have made Serenity Prayer:
progress” Notable Guests confirmed for attendance;
Chief Fabian Alexis - O.K.I.B., Co-Chair, CHC God grant me the
Courage to Change:
Chief Stewart Phillip– P.I.B., Pres., O.N.A., Pres., U.B.C.I.C. serenity to accept the
One day at a time in Al-Anon II
Round Lake Treatment Chief Nelson Leon - Adams Lake Band things I cannot
Centre: Chief Wayne Christian - Spallumcheen Indian Band change……. the
200 Emery Louis Rd Chief Felix Arnouse - Little Shuswap First Nation courage to change
Armstrong, B.C. Mayor, Gerry Oglow, Armstrong the things I can …
Mayor, Wayne Lippert, Vernon
and the wisdom to
Phone: (250) 546-3077
Mayor, Will Hansma, Spallumcheen
know the difference
ROUND LAKE TREATMENT CENTRE
Prog ram Depar tment Message:
Greetings from the Program Department ! The past year has been very eventful and
full of activity. The program has undergone a lot of changes. I have just returned from
an education leave. In my absence, Joyce Andrews and Mary E. Gregoire acted as
June 18th, 2006 Team Leaders yet the whole team did a fantastic job ensuring quality treatment !
Today’s Reminder: Two new program components are: ‘How am I doing socially?” which is designed to
“Another person’s bounty reminds
assist clients to be more social within the group without forming clichés or comfort
me that wonderful things can
happen at any time to anybody. I
zones and to work in looking at appropriate boundary and platonic relationship form-
will appreciate the many gifts I ing. Second, we have added a creativity exercise in which the clients make their own
have been given Whatever hour smudge starter kits, so they can continue to smudge and be part of our ever growing
God has blessed you with, take circle when they go home.
with grateful hand. ”
Another item we are ecstatic to report is our first application to the First Nations Well-
Courage to Change: ness / Addiction Counsellor Certification Board has been submitted. We are on our
One day at a time in Al-Anon II way to acquiring Addiction Counsellor Certification. An achievement in deed !
Residence Department Message:
Greetings from Residence Su- Top down, change took form in Necessary projects took place.
pervisor Patrick Lawrence. many guises. We have a new Ex- The entire roof of the treatment
The past year focused on staff ecutive Director, Vi Bowack whom centre was replaced with metal.
has implemented new ways of do- The exterior was painted. New
ing new business. Our accountant flooring spruced up our interior.
change and projects.
Matt recently completed his first
Also, a new server, web site, op-
Again, I had the privilege of year. Leah’s education sabbatical
erating system and high-speed net
directly supervising 26 diligent was felt. My role with this organi-
were installed. We are set to go.
professional staff. zation underwent revision and
Executive Assistant Message:
Public Relations: Statistics: Staff Decision 6
Jan 2/06 to Mar 31/06 Not Enough Clean Time 0
My Executive Assistant posi- Program Type
tion started Feb.20/06. I Total number of clients
Full Program 67
have been out and about admitted - 67
representing Round Lake at Extension 0
different events in the area. Status: 65
Spousal Support 0
These would include; Hon- Specialty Program 0
oring Diversity, Aboriginal Total Female/Male
Reason for Leaving Pro-
Age 19-24 9
Career Fair both held in gram
Age 25-34 32
Kelowna,BC at the UBC-O Treatment Completed 44
Age 35-44 15
campus, FASD Conference Medical Non-Emergency 1
Age 45+ 11
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Client Health 4
All my relations Client Withdrew 10
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Executive Director, Vi Bowac k’s Address:
Merritt. Next we have Rick Alec, Board • Kelly Lawrence, OKIB, hired
Warm Greetings from the office of Member, from Ts’kw’aylaxw First as a Part-time Cook, who
the Executive Director! We are Nation, who lives in Cache Creek. Last also provides Reception relief
launching our first quarterly news- but not least, the Board of Directors, for us as well.
letter to coincide with the 2006 An- hired me, Vi Bowack, as the Executive
nual General Meeting. This news- • Willliam Marchand who
Director last August. I am from the
letter will be available for pick up at chose not to retire, but to
Nisga’a & Heiltsuk Nations.
the office. However, we are continue working for Round
pleased to announce the newsletter 3 PRIORITIES: Lake as a part-timer.
will be available for viewing on our The Board of Directors gave the Ex- • We welcome back Kim Good
updated website. With the cost of ecutive Director 3 priorities upon hiring, and Darcy Whitney who were
postage and mail outs and with and these included the Day-to-Day Op- away and who have returned.
Round Lake Treatment Centre be- erations of Round Lake Treatment
ing a Non-Profit Society, we are Chico Jack and Toni Gallicano,
Centre, develop and implement a Pub-
aiming to keep our costs to a bare have been away on leave. We
lic Relations Campaign and update our
minimum. So please feel free to wish them well!
check out the website
STAFF CHANGES: 2006 Summer Students hired
www.roundlake.bc.ca for an elec-
are Jordan Saddleman, as the
tronic copy of the newsletter on the A number of staff changes occurred Maintenance Assistant and Erica
following months: June 2006, Sep- over the last year, what follows is a list Louis, as the Administrative As-
tember 2006, December 2006, of the new hires: sistant.
March 2006 and so forth!
• Matthew Bonneau, OKIB, hired as We bid a farewell and best
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: a Finance Controller, wishes to Emery Robins, who
There has been a lot of activity • Frank Genaille, Sask., hired as an retired this year. Gerard Gre-
since last Annual General Meeting. Addictions Counsellor goire, resigned from Round Lake
So, where do we begin? Well let’s earlier this spring to purse other
start with the Board of Directors, • Bernice Saunders, Bonaparte Band interests.
last election, we are pleased to hired as an Addictions Counsellor.
share with you, we have Jennifer Please check our website for pe-
• Angela Lalonde, OKIB, hired as a riodic updates! We look forward
Houde, as the Vice President. Jen- Janitor, Angie was working for us
nifer is from the Okanagan Nation, to sharing what we have been up
as a part-time Cook, Janitor, to with you every quarter.
but lives in the Chilcotin with her Housekeeper.
husband and family. Les Taylor, as All my relations,
the Secretary, is from the Kwakiutl • Laverne Zilkowsky, OKIB, hired as
Nation who lives with his partner in a part-time Client Support Worker.
Port Hardy. Next we have Richard • Shawn Louis, OKIB on a temporary Vi Bowack
Jackson, Jr. Board Member from basis, as a Client Support Worker Executive Director
Nlap?_pamux Nation who lives in
“ The Board of Message from the Finance Depar tment
Directors and Staff of My first day with Round Lake Client’s stay here are as pleasant For the former clients of the
Round Lake Treatment Treatment Centre was May 24, as possible, because they are the Centre, I wish you a long and
Centre would like to 2005, the after Victoria Day. reason that we are here . happy journey on the Red Road!
My year here, I have become
wish you a very happy amazed at the commitment that We have recently completed All our relations,
our Annual Audit, which will be
National Aboriginal the rest of the staff have for our
presented at the June 17th,
clients. I try to ensure that our
Day-June 21st, 2006” Finance Department does every- 2006, Annual General Meeting. Matt Bonneau,
thing possible to ensure our Finance Controller
ROUND LAKE TREATMENT CENTRE
Ar ts &Leisure:
• Kathi Lawrence, June 7th, 2006 HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHI!
• Round Lake Treatment Centre’s, May 25th, 2006, HAPPY BIRTHDAY RLTC!
• All our Clients that have passed thru the gates of Round Lake Treatment over the last
• To the Alcohol & Drug Counsellors, thank you for referring your clients to RLTC!
• To our Forefathers, thank you for working so tirelessly in creating RLTC!
Health Tips from the Nur se, Mar ianne Linthor ne
Know These Heat Disorder Symptoms
Sunburn: Heat Exhaustion:
Symptoms: Redness & pain. In severe Symptoms: Heavy sweating, weakness, skin
cases, swelling of skin, blisters, fever & cold. Pulse thready. Normal temperature. • Keep hydrated!
headaches Fainting & vomiting.
• Drink 8—8oz of water per day if tem-
First Aid: Ointment for mild cases if First Aid: Get victim out of the sun. Lay perature goes above 30 degrees
blisters appear. If breaking occurs, apply down & loosen clothing. Apply cool wet
dry sterile dressing. Serious, extensive cloths. Fan or move victim to air condi- • This does not include: pop, coffee,
cases should be seen by a physician. tioned room. Sips of water. If nausea oc- juice, just WATER!
curs, discontinue use. If vomiting contin-
ues, seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms: Painful spasms usually in
muscles of legs & abdomen possible.
Heavy sweeting. Symptoms: High body temperature (106*
or higher). Hot dry skin. Rapid & strong
First Aid: Firm pressure on cramping
pulse. Possible unconsciousness.
muscles, or gentle massage to relieve
spasm. Give sips of water. If nausea First Aid: Heat Stoke is a severe medical
occurs, discontinue use. emergency. Summon medical assistance or
get the victim to a hospital immediately.
Delay can be fatal.
Move the victim to a cooler environment.
Reduce body temperature with cold bath or
sponging. Use extreme caution. Remove
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perature rises again, repeat process. Do not