Adult nurse practitioner Hope Saeger recently joined the Hospital Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Saeger earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from UW-Eau Claire. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System, Saeger was a nursing instructor at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. She is board-certified as an adult nurse practitioner. Saeger will be monitoring patients in the Rapid Discovery & Recovery observation unit.
This year's Children's Legacy Luncheon will honor the following individuals for their important and lasting contributions to children in the Chippewa Valley: Jason Collins, founder of After School Literature Club; Mary Jacobson, founder of McDonell Catholic Schools Student Ambassador program; Tim Olson, Board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, BSA-Chippewa Valley Council Board member Chippewa Valley Airshow volunteer past co-chair; Blia Schwahn, advocate for Hmong children and Hmong American Peem Tsheej Club advisor; and Tammy Tillotson, president of International Dyslexia Association-Wisconsin and director of Children's Dyslexia Center of Upper WI. Patty Horecki and Helen Nordstrom also will recognized with the first ever Legacy Award.
The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, the organization that owns and operates the State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire, will merge with the Confluence Council, the entity that will operate the Confluence Arts Center. A letter of intent has been signed by both Boards of Directors, and the merger will take place before the opening of the Confluence Arts Center in fall of 2018. Starting in January, ECRAC has passed 10 percent of all membership dues directly to the Confluence Council’s operating fund. A portion of proceeds from this June’s annual “Jubilee” fundraiser also will go to the Confluence.