Tuesday, July 24, 2007

SWOT analysis

SWOT analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Strategic and Creative Use of SWOT Analysis"

SWOT analysis is a handy tool for strategic planning. Unfortunately like many folks, I can never remember the specific definitions of the words; "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats."

While trying to find a barely remembered website describing the specific definitions, I stumbled across this entry in Wikipedia describing the specific terms and suggesting how to create strategies from the descriptors.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Handi-Van Society enjoys provincial recognition

Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser, Wetaskiwin, AB: "Handi-Van Society enjoys provincial recognition"

A group of seniors were recognized for their continued hard work in advancing transportation for both seniors and persons with developmental disabilities in Wetaskiwin.

The Wetaskiwin Handi-Van Society has worked tirelessly for years making sure people who would not otherwise be able to get around have transportation.

The society raised funds not only to keep existing buses on the road, but to get new buses to replace older, worn out vehicles.

In the past year, through generous community donations, the society bought an $80,000 bus to update their fleet.

“The community was very good. We had a lot of help from them,” said Handi-Van Society treasurer Peg Emmett.

Donations poured in from different groups such as the Elks, the Seniors Games legacy fund, memorial donations, Safeway’s 2005-06 Because We Care campaign, the Lions and even CIHS radio.

The society has also purchased a $52,000 club van which will hold eight passengers and is complete with a wheelchair lift and raised roof. It has not yet been delivered.

(see original artlce for more text)

Wetaskiwin Handi Van Society

Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser, Wetaskiwin, AB

Seniors’ Homes and Community Housing to take on handivan busing
“The Wetaskiwin Handi-Van Society made a formal request for Seniors’ Homes and Community Housing to take over management and day-to-day operations of the service.” ~Kathy Wood, Seniors’ Homes and Community Housing executive director