As 2008 comes to a close, it is amazing to look back over the last year. We’ve accomplished quite a lot! This has been an exciting year for EFPN, and a tumultuous twelve months for the US. I hope that everyone reading this has a chance to relax, reflect and recharge over the next two weeks, because from the looks of it, 2009 isn’t going to be any calmer!
One need only look at the front page of any newspaper to see that we have enormous challenges up ahead. The Bernard Madoff story is tragic. Every time I read about his massive, $50 billion Ponzi scheme, there is a line or two about how much people trusted him. During the holidays, surrounded by friends and family, we must not forget that there are folks in our community who are isolated and vulnerable. Too often, these people are put into danger by someone who seems trustworthy, but whose intentions are sinister. It is imperative that we continue to fight elder financial abuse in the New Year with the same level of energy and passion that we showed in 2008.
A few end-of-the-year business items:
1) Subscribe to the blog! It’s easy! Go to FeedBlitz, enter this url (https://efpnreporter.wordpress.com), and then enter your email. You’ll receive blog updates automatically, and keep up with all the excitement here at EFPN.
2) If you haven’t already given, please consider making a donation to EFPN. We recently launched a final fundraising campaign for 2008, and we have been thrilled with the outpouring of support from our friends and partners. Don’t be left behind! Give today, or wait until after January 1, whatever suits you best. Visit our homepage, and look for the big, yellow Donate Now button in the top right hand corner. With your help, we can make elders in California and beyond safer in 2009!
3) Reserve a table for Call To Action 2009! It’s hard to believe, but March 26 is just around the corner. We already have a gold, silver and four bronze sponsorships, as well as new and past partners coming forward with support for our mission. C2A 2009 is shaping up to be the best yet. Don’t miss it! Call 415.956.5556 for details. Also, look at the Call To Action 2009 information section on the left hand side of the homepage. We recently uploaded a 3 minute video from last year’s event. Check it out!
We’ll be out of the office after today. Sam will be back on the 29th, working on Call To Action, community education events and more. So give him a call at 415.956.5556.
Founder & CEO