The Leadership Class of 2012 is looking to shed light on Ottawa County’s best kept secrets — those little-known projects locals quietly undertake to help others. These volunteers donate their time or efforts for nothing more than the satisfaction of knowing they have made someone’s day a little brighter or their life a little easier. If you know of such a project, e-mail details to
For information on Leadership Ottawa County and an application for the class of 2013, visit www.leadershipottawacounty.com.
• WHAT: Self help bereavement support group for parents, grand parents and siblings who have experienced the loss of a child, no matter what age or cause.
• WHO: The Compassionate Friends of Ottawa County
• WHEN: 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Peace Lutheran Church, 900 S. Jefferson Street, Port Clinton
• MISSION: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
Through a network of more than 640 chapters with locations in all 50 states, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.
Today more than 640 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened.