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Dr. John DeRuyter’s Retirement Party

Thursday, June 22nd 5:30 pm at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

After 17 years of working at Hope Counseling Center and 10 years of serving as the Executive Director, Dr. John DeRuyter is retiring. He and his lovely wife, Artha, will be setting off on a new adventure of sailing and spending more time with their family, and we want to give him the send-off that his years of service truly deserve.

But since John is not the type to want a party that just celebrates him, we want to honor him by giving to a cause that is close to his heart. So in that spirit, we are planning his party in such a way that it will also raise funds for the Client Assistance Program at Hope. At Hope Counseling, we are well aware that not everyone who needs our services can afford them. Many people still don’t have health insurance and even those who do, many insurance companies don’t always cover the cost of counseling. To assist those clients, we have a fund that will help pay for their services, and we count on donations from our community to make this happen.

So if you would like to say farewell and good luck to Dr. DeRuyter and also contribute to our Client Assistance Program, we have several options for you to choose from. Enclosed you will find a donation card that outlines the different amounts available and how you can post a special message to John in our program for that evening, you may even have your company logo displayed. Every donation over the amount of the party itself goes directly to the client assistance program, helping to make sure that everyone who needs Hope’s services can afford them.

There is also an opportunity for you to wish John and Artha the best of luck in video format. Simply record a message below up to 30 seconds in length, and we will put them all together into one goodbye film to be played at the party.

John has made a huge impact on our community through his work and dedication at Hope Counseling Center, and we hope that you will join us to say good bye, good luck, and thank you for all his years of service.

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