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#26: Chuck Durland - President of Camano Schoolhouse Foundation


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Episode Summary:

Chuck Durland is the President of the Camano Schoolhouse Foundation. He has had a long history in working with Senior Centers throughout his career. He shares the lessons he learned working with the elderly as a young man.

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Key Points of Interest:

  • Find out what brought Chuck to Camano Island
  • Chuck determined his primary skill was in administration
  • Chuck helped start the nutrition program for the elderly, which is now used nationwide
  • What caused him to move from Nashville and move West?
  • He shouts out to Island Transit for their service to this community
  • What were some of the lessons he learned from working with elderly folks
  • What were his life lesson takeaways talking to these folks
  • We talk about dancing, and what life lessons you can learn from it
  • Chuck tells the story about meeting his wife, and how he got involved with dancing
  • Where all have he and his wife danced?
  • How did Chuck get involved with the Camano Schoolhouse Foundation?
  • What are some of the big events that they do at the Schoolhouse?
  • Chuck also shares a story from a girl’s perspective in 1907 of “Camano City"
  • There are also some local partnerships they have work out with local businesses and non profit groups.
  • How did the Camano Schoolhouse get additional parking and the actual fire station next door

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