Reflections on a former first lady.Judy O'Bannon came to the tiny town of Montezuma, Indiana Montezuma is a town in Parke County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,179 at the 2000 census. Geography
Montezuma is located at (39.792172, -87.370328)GR1. , one cold winter's day many years ago. She spent time, effort, and lots of energy to stand in the VERY cold open garage of the volunteer fire department to give information on Indiana 2016, and a new program she was starting called Communities Building Community. Some months later she arranged for a professional film crew to shadow six emergency nurse instructors and film a Trauma Nursing Core Course at rural Sullivan County Sullivan County is the name of six counties in the United States of America:
WFYI episode #102 of Communities Building Community: Building Healthy Communities, aired on March 18, 2003, and my own personal copy has been shown many times since that date to classes of emergency nurses in attendance at further trauma skills courses throughout the state.
In addition to having been shown to trauma skills classes, the video has served to introduce or reinforce the concept of basic coordinated trauma skills training to boards of directors of hospitals and to the Indiana State Department of Health statewide trauma task force.
Judy O'Bannon was the dinner speaker for the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance on November 8, 2007, and I was so honored to be able to see her in person and looked forward eagerly to hearing her speak.
At the dinner, I approached Mrs. O'Bannon's aide to request an opportunity for a photo after the dinner and speech. During the request Mrs. O'Bannon spotted me, began to step forward with a politely outstretched out·stretch
tr.v. out·stretched, out·stretch·ing, out·stretch·es
To stretch out; extend.
Adjective hand. Then her face lit up, she cried out "MERRY!!!" and quickly came forward for a BIG COUNTRY HUG!!!
What a lady! What an inspiration of leadership and Hoosier Hospitality!
During her speech Mrs. O'Bannon not only mentioned the ongoing, Emmy-Award Winning Communities Building Community series but specifically pointed me out by name and profession to this huge group of philanthropists from all across our nation and state!
by Meredith "Merry" Addison, MSN (1) (MicroSoft Network) A family of Internet-based services from Microsoft, which includes a search engine, e-mail (Hotmail), instant messaging (Windows Live Messaging) and a general-purpose portal with news, information and shopping (MSN Directory). , RN, CEN CEN - Conseil Européen pour la Normalisation.
A body coordinating standardisation activities in the EEC and EFTA countries.
Merry Addison lives in Hillsdale, Indiana Hillsdale is a village in Vermillion County, Indiana, United States. Geography
Hillsdale is located at (39.782020, -87.388270) on the western banks of the Wabash River. , is a member of the Wabash Valley Chapter of ISNA Isna (ĭs`nə) or Esna (ĕs`–), town (1986 pop. 43,055), central Egypt, on the Nile River. It is the center for an agricultural area that is irrigated by the Nile. , and works at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.