Sarah Fogel – 8/11/15
The Point Loma Optimist Club welcomed scholarship recipient, Sarah Fogel, to our morning breakfast. Sarah, a June 2015 Point Loma High Graduate, is attending The New School, in New York City. The New School was founded nearly a century ago by a small group of prominent American intellectuals and educators, among them Charles Beard, John Dewey, James Harvey Robinson, and Thorstein Veblen. Sarah plans to study design and journalism, working within a special 5 year program that will provide her
with a Bachelor and Masters degree. Sarah is leaving for New York in six days! She has already secured an internship with Elle Magazine, working as a fashion blogger! Congratulations Sarah, we wish you continued success and good luck in your new studies.
President Thomas Fitzpatrick provided the Optimists with an update on Cura Coffee. Cura Coffee Company became an outgrowth of his work with the Foundation for Worldwide Health (FWH). Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, a favored local dentist, along with other dentistry professionals from Loma Linda Dental School and the FWH, have established three dental clinics in Nicaragua in association with UNICA the national medical and dentistry university of Nicaragua. These clinics provide dental hygiene and service to the rural regions of the country. Many of their clients are farmers, specifically coffee farmers. Since 2008, the FWH has seen nearly 4,500 patients and provided more than 7,700 procedures.
Within the last three years, San Diego dentist, Dr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, began developing the vision for Cura Coffee Company, combining efforts with Point Loma Nazarene University’s business students to develop a formal business plan. Cura means “care” or “cure” in Latin. In an effort to help provide the needed financial resources, Cura is teaming up with Tierra Nueva Coop to sell their highest quality, organic coffee in the United States, which will be essential to making these clinics sustainable. Cura invites coffee lovers to connect with the growers through this effort. Dr. Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Cura team wants each person who enjoys a cup of Cura Coffee to know that they are helping to sustain these dental services and improve the lives of individuals with little or no access to care. This is direct-trade coffee, with direct impact, brought directly to you, the caring consumer. Please visit http://curacoffee.com/ for more information or to place your Cura Coffee order!
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