Friday, January 12, 2018
L-A Rotary Lunch Club to Welcome Warren & Amy Shaw January 25
Auburn - On Thursday, January 25, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at The Village Inn, 165 High Street, Auburn, Warren and Amy Shaw will be the featured guest speakers at the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Lunch Club. Warren and Amy Shaw are the founders of At a Bend in the Road, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a place where Adoptive, Foster, and Kinship families in Maine can find specialized support for their unique needs. Warren works in Product Development at Thos. Moser Cabinet Makers where he has been employed for the past 25 years. Amy is a stay at home Mom and Program Director for ABR. The Shaw family personally experienced the great need for appropriate and specific supports for families who were raising a child with a history of trauma, neglect, and abuse. In 2001 they adopted their 9-month-old daughter from a Siberian orphanage. Due to her young age, they expected to bi-pass many of the challenges common in raising a child with a history of neglect and abuse. They discovered this was not the case, and through the years of tremendous struggle, they met other families who had similar unmet needs for unique and specific supports. ABR was formed in 11/2012 in response to this need. Reservations are not required at the luncheon. FMI on future Rotary speakers, contact President and Program Chair, Monica Millhime, 713.7045 or email email@example.com. Events and other club information are posted at www.lewistonauburnrotary.org and www.facebook.com/lewistonmainerotary/.