It's great that all of you have volunteered to be part of the '55 Buddies' Group!
Our mission is quite simple - to reach out to fellow classmates who are experiencing medical problems or coping with family members who have serious problems.
We will try to keep this as simple as possible, and I'm sure it will evolve as we go along.
First of all, I'm delighted to announce that Lee Crean has agreed to be the Buddies' Captain and coordinate our efforts.
1. When we receive news of a classmate with a problem,Lee will send out an e-mail to the entire group asking if anyone knows that person. If you do, then let Lee know immediately so that he knows that you will make the contact. Either he or I will provide you with contact information.
2. If no one responds to the initial e-mail, Lee will then assign the classmate to one of you, working in alphabetical order.
3. After making the contact, please send Lee and me a status report so that we know that all the bases have been covered. It you decide to continue being a 'buddy' with your classmate, that would be even better!
4. Your reports on your classmates will be used in the newsletter I produce and on the '55 web site that Bob McGrath maintains. If cancer is the problem, please urge the classmate and family to contact one of the members of our Cancer Support Group listed in the newsletter and on the '55 web site (www.ND55.org)
Again, thanks for participating in this new and important activity. If you have any questions, just let us know.
classmate Buddy Volunteers