Jeannie and I want to express our sincerest thank you to everyone at Harbor Bay Yacht Club for their generosity and support for the Robby’s Voice “you gotta regatta” event held on September 16th and 17th. Whether you participated in the race, came for the dinner, bought a raffle ticket, gave a donation, or just gave a word of support, we are grateful. There are so many individuals to thank who worked hard to put event together. Steve and Larry for organizing the race, Sandy for putting together a really wonderful evening, Jeff and Don for manning the raffle board, and all those who donated door prizes. I’m sure we missed a bunch so we apologize but you all contributed to making it a success.
The money will either be put towards our school education programs or something of need at the new recovery center in Medina called Robby’s. The center has exceeded our expectations as it is now hosting 19 meetings a week, pier support, an open mic night, yoga classes, free dinner and movies (donated by local restaurants) on Saturday evenings. Future plans include 2 additional family support nights, a youth recovery program and a program for children of addicted parents. The restaurant is on schedule to open for breakfast and lunch in November/December. The neighborhood has gone from concern to total support, going so far as to donating cupcakes, cookies and donuts almost daily. The center now has 1 full time and 6 part time employees, all people in recovery, and at last count 31 trained volunteers.
We are reminded every day of the precious value of life as we hear the new statistics of people dying because of their addiction, young and old alike. We feel blessed beyond what we deserve to be part of such a wonderful group of friends at HBYC. Please have a wonderful and safe non-boating season and we hope to see you all waxing your hulls sometime in spring. Once again thank you.
With our sincerest gratitude from everyone at Robby’s Voice and Robby’s,
Bob and Jeannie Brandt